Amid the familiar clutter of vowels and cantillation marks, a few strange dots appear. They have no obvious function, and yet they go back thousands of years. Their purpose is . . .
Ziklag, at last?
The first of its kind to be discovered.
Leviticus on the Fourth of July.
Solving the mystery of Israel’s ancient enemy.
The palm trees of Elim and beasts of Daniel at Huqoq.
“King David might have walked on these very cobblestones.”
The meaning of “nakedness.”
Did King Solomon’s son build Lachish?
Freedom to enter into the covenant.
Ironic inversions unite two narratives of redemption.
A desecration of what is most sacred.