Halakhah was important no matter how it was understood.

Lawrence Schiffman
July 24 2018 12:01AM

A political movement.

Michael Satlow
May 5 2016 12:01AM

A short history of an enormous discovery.

Lawrence Schiffman
April 16 2015 12:01AM

Two major sects came to prominence after the Maccabean revolt in the 2nd century BCE. What did they believe, and what divided them?

Lawrence Schiffman
July 8 2014 12:01AM

Twenty years ago, a scholarly consensus identified the Dead Sea Scrolls with the ascetic Essene community at Qumran. Now the picture is more complicated.

Olivia Yeo
Dec. 18 2013 12:00AM