Monday, March 15, 2021

More on the Shapira Scroll


First, it has just come to my attention that Idan Dershowitz has published the full text of his new book on You can download it as a free PDF file:

The Valediction of Moses: A Proto-Biblical Book (Forschungen zum Alten Testament 145; Mohr Siebeck, 2021)
(HT Todd Bolen at the Bible Places Blog.)

In addition, Dr. Dershowitz has e-mailed me with some links that continue the discussion.

At Christopher Rollston's blog post Deja Vu all over Again there are comments from Ron Hendel, Idan Dershowitz, Israel Finkelstein and Benjamin Sass, and Stephen Goranson, with some responses from Rollston.

Maria Metzler responds to Rollston on Christopher Rollston’s Critique of the Shapira Argument by Idan Dershowitz.

Dershowitz has some brief responses to Rollston in a Twitter thread here.

For background on the current debate and on the Shapira Scroll more generally, see here and links.

UPDATE (16 March): Another new Shapira Scroll book!

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