Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Babatha archive

SCROLLS FROM THE JUDEAN DESERT: Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century. Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters (Dr. Henry Abramson,
Nearly two thousand years ago, a Judean woman hiding from Roman soldiers buried her most precious legal documents in a cave. Discovered by an Israeli archaeologist, Babatha's archive reveals a vivid portrait of the life of a second-century woman.

For past PaleoJudaica posts on the Bar Kokhba Revolt and the scrolls discovered in the Judean Desert which date to that approximate period, see here and links. These include links to posts on Babatha and her archive, not least Philip Esler's recent book, Babatha's Orchard.

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