Researchers Discover an Invisible Dead Sea Scroll Fragment

For the past few years, Dennis Mizzi and a group of other scholars have been tracking down and examining various objects from the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Among these objects are fragments of scrolls that appeared to be blank, which the team subjected to high-tech analysis. Megan Gannon explains what they found:

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More about: Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew Bible

Islamic Texts Provide Evidence That Belies Palestinian Propaganda about the Temple Mount

In the past few years, Palestinian leaders have added to their familiar, scurrilous claim that Israel plans to seize or destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock the assertion that there never was a Jewish Temple there, and that the site had no significance to Jews before modern times. Nadav Shragai argues that, to counteract this effort to rewrite history, it is not sufficient to turn to the wealth of archaeological evidence, which might not prove persuasive to a Muslim audience. Instead, he urges Israel and its defenders to build their case on Islamic sources:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Muslim-Jewish relations, Temple Mount