The Judean date palm "Methuselah", grown from first century seeds.
NEWS AND ARTICLES
- The Lost Library of Herculaneum (and its potential to change our understanding of Latin literature). HT to Paleojudaica
- Review of Sylvie Honigman's Tales of High Priests and Taxes: The Books of the Maccabees and the Judean Rebellion against Antiochos IV at BMCR. HT to Paleojudaica.
- The extinct Judean date palm has been revived in Israel. More on the tree from the Arava institute.
- Larry Hurtado on the readers of Early Christian Apocrypha.
- Ken Penner's new database for verbs in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Sad news about Syrian archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, killed by ISIS in Palmyra.
- How to bake Ancient Roman Bread (video).
Adam McCollum surveys the field of Judeo-Persian language and literature.