Monday, March 29, 2021

Shapira in the NYT archive

DIGGING UP DETAILS: A Biblical Mystery and a Reporting Odyssey. A question about pieces of a manuscript found in 1883 that may or may not be authentic led me into The Times’s archive (Jennifer Schuessler, NYT).
But I also became intrigued by another layer of the tale. As it turned out, the mysterious Shapira had made a number of fleeting appearances in The Times over the years, starting even before the Deuteronomy affair.
For PaleoJudaica posts on the Shapira Scroll and the recent revival of interest in the scroll and the whole Shapira affair, start here and follow the links.

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