Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Writer's Prize for Tigay's Shapira book

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. TIGAY: Journalist and SFSU professor Chanan Tigay wins Cowan literary prize for Biblical whodunnit (Laura Paull, Jewish News of Northern California).
Journalist and San Francisco State University associate professor Chanan Tigay has won the 2020 Anne and Robert Cowan Writer’s Prize for “The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible,” it was announced this week.

Regular readers of PaleoJudaica will be familiar with Mr. Tigay and his book on the Shapira scroll affair. For previous posts on the book, see here and here and follow the links. Those links also lead back to additional posts on the Shapira scroll. And there is one more recent one here.

I have not read Mr. Tigay's book. Evidently it contains the revelation of a "most important discovery." That discovery clearly was not any surviving portion of the Shapira scroll. I would have heard about that.

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