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UHL's 25th: Part 2

UHL's 25th: Part 2
Once faculty and graduates had robed themselves in first-century style clothing, everyone headed to the synagogue for the commencement ceremony itself. Like the synagogues o… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/uhls-25th-part-2/

Is the "Essene Hypothesis" actually in error?

Is the "Essene Hypothesis" actually in error?
Are the "Essenes" of Josephus, Pliny, Philo and Hippolytus connected with Qumran and its scrolls? The sectarian scrolls of caves 1Q, 4Q, 5Q, and 6Q, along with the archaeology of… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/essene-hypothesis-actually-error/

Qumran Cave Clusters

Qumran Cave Clusters
The Caves of Qumran can be divided into five distinct clusters (see previous map): I. CAVE CLUSTER OF THE MARL TERRACE ADJACENT TO THE QUMRAN SITE: Ia. SOUTHWEST SPUR: Caves 4Q… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/qumran-cave-clusters/

Unity and Diversity at Qumran I

Unity and Diversity at Qumran I
The Spectre of Cave 1Q: What if Cave 1 had not been discovered first? The exterior of Cave 1Q facing north (courtesy A. Schick) In July 2007, a conference will be devoted t… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/unity-and-diversity-qumran-i/

The Simpler Tomb Façades and the So-called "Chevron"

The Simpler Tomb Façades and the So-called "Chevron"
Simplified Gables without Decorated Pediments The gable with a decorated pediment above a moulded door frame remained popular among the upper class. This type of ornamented façad… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/simpler-tomb-facades-and-so-called-chevron/

The Simpler Tomb Façades of the Upper Class I

The Simpler Tomb Façades of the Upper Class I
Few families could actually afford to build even the most basic burial cave. Those who could were generally of the upper classes of society, including scribes, priests, builders an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/simpler-tomb-facades-upper-class-i/

Tombs of the Priesthood and the Prominent (but less ornate)

Tombs of the Priesthood and the Prominent (but less ornate)
Not all families, though considered wealthy, could afford the opulent tastes and lifestyle (or burial style!) of the King and other aristocracy. For others, expense was not so much… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/tombs-priesthood-and-prominent-less-ornate/

Reconstructing Herod's Tomb III

Reconstructing Herod's Tomb III
What about exterior decorations of tombs? The following typological list of "Tombs with Ornamented Façades" was provided by R. Hachlili: 1. Tomb entrance plain façade, unorname… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/reconstructing-herods-tomb-iii/

Reconstructing Herod's Tomb II

Reconstructing Herod's Tomb II
What did the monument of Herod's tomb look like? The fragments illustrated in yesterday's posting give evidence of an ornamented tomb with triglyphs and, potentially, an urn (alt… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/reconstructing-herods-tomb-ii/

Reconstructing Herod's Royal Tomb

Reconstructing Herod's Royal Tomb
Although there are only a few fragments to work with, it is not impossible to imagine what Herod's tomb and sarcophagus (stone coffin) once looked like. Prof. Pfann at Press … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/reconstructing-herods-royal-tomb/

Herod's Tomb Press Conference and Additional Insights (updated)

Herod's Tomb Press Conference and Additional Insights (updated)
We can see the Herodion and Bethlehem from the roof of our office at Tantur. We can see the Herodion, Bethlehem and the city walls of Jerusalem from the terrace of our apartment an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/herods-tomb-press-conference-and-additional-insights-updated/

Herod's Tomb - Hebrew University Press Release

Herod's Tomb - Hebrew University Press Release
This is the press release distributed at the Press conference at the Hebrew University's Senate Building this morning: (more from our reaction later) News Release The Hebrew Un… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/herods-tomb-hebrew-university-press-release/

Reconstructing the First Century

Reconstructing the First Century
As the University of the Holy Land team began research for Nazareth Village, they developed strict criteria for evaluating the available source material. Each source received an A,… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/reconstructing-first-century/