The Crown of Aleppo and missing pages

Masoretes in Tiberias, Israel, around 930 C.E. took care that the Words of the Most High were written down for posterity. Their work is considered to present the most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible. While the Dead Sea Scrolls — which are a thousand years older than the Aleppo Codex — contain books from […]

Museum of the Bible in Washington DC

How far may a person or a group go to create a Museum for the Bible? When looking at the present world of Christians we can see that from the United States of America there are lots of very fundamental Christians who think they may do everything to spread the Gospel News. To get a […]

Lost gospels or apocryphal writings

Lots of people saying Jesus did not exist forget that about that man there are written many more books and there can be found much more proofs of his existence, from his own time then about other people. There are classical or Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian scriptures talking about events around that Nazarene Jewish master teacher, […]

2018 Septuagint Summer School in Salzburg

2-6 July 2018 – with Kristin De Troyer The Hebrew and Greek Texts of Joshua With the Salzburg Seniors ́ Seminar on Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts,Texts and Contexts by William Horbury (Cambridge), Günther Stemberger (Vienna), Johann Maier (Cologne), Andrew Macintosh (Cambridge), Stefan Reif (Cambridge) and Tessa Rajak (Oxford)   If you are a graduate student […]

Was there a “Septuagint Canon”?

In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New […]

Dead Sea Scrolls on display in Denver

For those who are not able to travel to the the Middle East, living in the United States of America, there may be their chance to see a selection of Dead Sea Scrolls which are on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado, from March 16 to September 3, 2018. […]

Apocrypha composed and transmitted throughout Christian history

We do have some works in which by some are considered part of biblical literature whilst others consider them as works outside an accepted canon of scripture. Those many writings form a body of esoteric writings that were at first prized, later tolerated, and finally excluded. In its broadest sense apocrypha has come to mean […]