Dead Sea Scrolls News

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Database of variations between Dead Sea Scrolls and the Masoretic Text

I have compiled a list of every variation between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Masoretic Text as a User Notes file in Accordance Bible Software! It is fully searchable in Accordance and I have added a large number of tags that have help my own research. If you have a search that you would like done in this database, let me know and I will contact you with the results!

Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting -2009

The Society of Biblical Literature's International Meeting is at the end of this month in Rome!

We would love to hear about your plans for attending this conference. What papers are you looking forward to most?

Are you presenting? Let people know what you will be speaking about and get some early feedback here!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet

A Must Read Article for all Dead Sea Scrolls scholars! -

You can read the full article here!

"In a crowded laboratory painted in gray and cooled like a cave, half a dozen specialists embarked this week on a historic undertaking: digitally photographing every one of the thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the entire file — among the most sought-after and examined documents on earth — available to all on the Internet."

Olive Tree Coupon - 15% off

Just a quick not here. Olive Tree Bible Software has a 15% off coupon good until 6/1/2009. It is "May2009" (case sensitive) or get it here. Enjoy!

Accordance on PCs and Logos on Macs

The choice between Accordance Bible Software and Logos Bible Software has often boiled down to Mac vs Windows. But, two recent developments have allowed for the use of either software on either platform.

Free Mac emulators let Windows users run Accordance. Read about one of them here. This option is nice, but it often comes with a number of stability problems. I will love to hear about your experiences with PC emulators, leave a comment below.

On the other hand, Mac users have a real choice. Apple computers can now natively run Windows, thus allowing Logos to run in its native enviroment. For the hardcore Mac person though, running windows is often not ideal. This is no longer a problem now that Logos has created a Mac version of their software. Find this at - I would also like know if anyone has used this version of Logos, comment below and let us know what you think.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Beginning...

In order to fill a need - although mostly likely a rather small one - this blog has been created. Technology has now been combined with the ancient world through Accordance Bible Software. Now the cutting edge of the internet will also be used to enhance our ability to interact with the ancient texts found at Qumran.

To Be Continued...