The University of the Holy Land provides its students and faculty with unparralleled access to a variety of academic resources. UHL has also made a large portion of these resources freely available online which visitors of the website are invited to pureuse and make use of for their academic and/or personal enrichments.
The UHL library houses more than 4,200 volumes in the fields of Biblical studies, comparative religions, language, natural history and Biblical archaeology.
It houses The Dead Sea Scrolls Microfiche Edition and the complete editio princeps of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In addition, UHL offers access to the research and library facilities at both the British and German Schools of Archaeology, the École Biblique, Hebrew University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Ecumenical Institute for the Advancement of Theological Studies (Tantur), and the Caspari Center.
The excellent manuscript collection on microfilm at the National Library is also available to our students. Tantur has the largest theological library in the Middle East and the Ecole Biblique has the finest biblical and archaeological library in the Middle East.
The UHL library is a non-lending library specializing in Biblical studies. Students’ use of the library is attained by appointment with the school office and by signing in at the main office desk upon arrival. The consumption of food and drink are prohibited in the library.
PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES
- The Mount Zion Inscribed Stone Cup: Preliminary Observations
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls:
- Period Ia and the terminus a quo of de Vauxs Period Ib, Essene Occupation in: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Culture (2011)
- Reassessing the Judean Desert Caves: Libraries, Archives, Genizas and Hiding Places
- Historical Implications of the Early Second Century Dating of the 4Q249-250 Cryptic A Corpus
- Qumran – The Encyclopedia Judaica (new edition, 2006)
- The Multilayered Stratigraphy Of Qumran And The Dead Sea Scrolls
Paper presented at the Napa meeting of ASOR in November 1997
- Kelei Dema’: Tithe Jars, Scroll Jars and Cookie Jars
- The Essene Yearly Renewal Ceremony and the Baptism of Repentance
- A Table Prepared in the Wilderness
Pantries and Tables, Pure Food and Sacred Space at Qumran
- The Ancient “Library” or “Libraries” of Qumran: The Specter of Cave 1Q Diverse liturgical calendars at Qumran aid in identifying multiple libraries and the groups that produce them.
- The Use of Cryptographic and Esoteric Scripts in Second Temple Judaism and the Surrounding Cultures Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, eds.Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014) 173196.
Biblical Interpretation and Literature of Late Antiquity:
- Abducted by God?: The Process of Heavenly Ascent in Jewish Tradition, From Enoch to Paul, From Paul to Akiva
Calenders during the Second Temple Period:
- The Writings in Esoteric Script from Qumran
- A Reassessment of Qumran’s Calendars
- Dated Bronze Coinage of the Sabbatical Years of Release and the First Jewish City Coin
- The First Prosbol and the Beginning the Sabbatical/Shmitta Year (updated)
- Sabbatical Year coins of Alexander Jannaeus
- The Sabbatical Year Coinage of Herod the Great
- The Sabbatical Year of Herod Agrippa I
- The Sabbatical Year, Year Four, of the First Revolt and the Geulah
- Sabbatical Year, Year One of the Second Revolt
- “Demythologyzing the Talpiot Tomb: The Tomb of Another Jesus, Mary and Joseph”*
- “Cracks in the Foundation“: Details of how the different scholars from the documentary “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” have subsequently retracted their support from the film
- A Forensic Science Analysis of “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” Documentary
- “Mary Magdalene is now missing: A corrected reading of Rahmani Ossuary 701“* (See supplementary note as well)
- The Improper Application of Statistics in “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”*
Nazareth Village Farm:
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