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A study of a vital time in human history, which has shaped the consciousness of people ever since. It was the time in which Jesus Christ lived and established a following which many mistakenly think is represented today by Christianity
Curated by Peter Nathan
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Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt?

Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt? | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
There was a whole colony of them, they built their houses and it seems set them around a small temple, at least according to the papyri.
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Marrying Out of the Faith

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A new book suggests that the growing number of interfaith couples don’t know exactly what they’re getting into.
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Jerry de Gier's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:26 PM

I interviewed an interfaith couple a few years ago that shared their frustrations with being an interfaith marriage. They said that it was fine early in life but as they got older and their faith became more important to them, it could have divided them except for their commitment to each other. It is harder than some think.  JD

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How the exodus story created America

How the exodus story created America | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Narrative of the ancient Israelites influenced the Pilgrims; A bond that remains a
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Top UK universities to buy Lewis-Gibson Genizah

Top UK universities to buy Lewis-Gibson Genizah | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Collection, worth £1.2 million significant historical resource of manuscripts in Arabic and Hebrew dated from ninth century.
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add this to the Taylor-Schenker Collection in Cambridge and the majority of the Genizah is back together in one place.

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The Heart Grows Smarter

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A study that has followed a set of men from 1938 to the present time confirms that emotional intelligence is critical to leading a contented life.
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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.
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The End of 'Marriage'

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Getting the government out of the marriage business sounds like a good idea, until we consider the dangers to women and girls.
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Category Error

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Yoram Hazony's new book issues a needed challenge to the guild of biblical scholars, whose members assiduously perform their necessary philological and historical labors in order to restore the text to its original context—and then too often leave it there. His analysis of the historical factors that cause the wider academy to ignore or disparage the Hebrew Bible, though overstated, is also valuable. But I would cite another factor, one that I believe is today much more potent: the deep secularity of most academics, their profound unease with the notion of a personal God who acts in history, has chosen a particular people for a special covenantal relationship, and has revealed his will (much of it mysterious and seemingly unnecessary) to them. The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture shares that unease.

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Jaron Lanier: What it Means to be #Human | Input/Output | Big Think

Jaron Lanier: What it Means to be #Human | Input/Output | Big Think | Second Temple History | Scoop.it

Dreadlocked virtual reality/motion-sensor technology pioneer, octopus enthusiast, and master of a wide array of rare indigenous musical instruments Jaron Lanier is concerned about conformity.

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Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures

Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Fighting in Aleppo, Syria’s commercial capital, threatens to damage irreparably the stunning architectural and cultural legacy left by 5,000 years of civilizations.
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Anything But Human

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Why I stubbornly continue to believe that I'm a human being - something more than other animals, and more than any computer.
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Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (3rd Ed.) by Emanuel Tov ...

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (3rd Ed.) by Emanuel Tov ... | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Ancient manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll finds, ancient versions, textual variants — all of these things stir the Bible-geek in me. At the same time, the state of current scholarship with regard to the Old Testament text can be a bit ...
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New Oxyrhynchus Manuscripts

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I spent some time today catching up on recent volumes in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, specifically vols. 76 & 77, which publish some interesting further manuscripts. P.Oxy. 76.5072 is an unid...
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EXODUS: OUT OF EGYPT - TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERPECTIVESON ARCHAEOLOGY, TEXT, AND MEMORY :: UC San Diego

EXODUS: OUT OF EGYPT - TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERPECTIVESON ARCHAEOLOGY, TEXT, AND MEMORY :: UC San Diego | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
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In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms

In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Sudan’s archaeological record is pivotal to understanding the history of Africa itself, experts say, and a wave of new discoveries may be adding crucial new information.
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Israel's archeological triumphs through the eyes of a man who was always there - Week's End

Israel's archeological triumphs through the eyes of a man who was always there  - Week's End | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Joseph Aviram, 97, brought David Ben-Gurion one of the Dead Sea Scrolls and took Yigael Yadin up to Masada in the 1960s.
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Israel Antiquities Authority - Articles

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 29, 2012 4:29 PM

Rare evidence of the religious practices and rituals in the early days of the Kingdom of Judah has recently been discovered at Tel Motza, to the west of Jerusalem.

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Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

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Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.
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Revolution Brings Hard Times for Egypt's Treasures

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In the wake of Egypt's revolution, large-scale looting of archaeological sites is rife and the authorities face an uphill struggle to recover stolen treasures.
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Debate mixes Big Bang and faith

Debate mixes Big Bang and faith | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
Cern Scientists meet with philosophers and theologians from the world religions in a meeting that aims to find common ground over the nature of the Big Bang theory.
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Acquiring Antiquities

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The Archaeological Institute of America chides the Cleveland Museum for collecting unprovenanced antiquities.
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Cleveland Museum Buys Antiquities, Stirs Ethics Debates

Cleveland Museum Buys Antiquities, Stirs Ethics Debates | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
With acquisitions of two antiquities, the Cleveland Museum of Art comes out firmly in support of collecting in a landscape reshaped by international disputes.
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Colossal Human Sculpture Unearthed In Turkey

Colossal Human Sculpture Unearthed In Turkey | Second Temple History | Scoop.it
By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 07/30/2012 04:07 PM EDT on LiveScience A newly discovered statue of a curly-haired man gripping a spear and a sheath of wheat once guarded the upper citadel of an ancient kingdom's capital.
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