Introducing Judah Robert Roan Cargill

IT’S A BOY!
Introducing Judah Robert Roan Cargill
Born Sept. 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm.
8 lb. 12 oz.
21.25 in.
Many thanks to the amazing team at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Roslyn and Judah are doing fine.

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Daddy and Judah

Judah Robert Roan Cargill

Mommy and Judah

Nonnie and Judah

Nonnie and Judah

the faces of maclaren grey

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Introducing MacLaren Grey Cargill

Roslyn and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, MacLaren Grey Cargill, born Aug. 7, 2011 at 10:05 PM. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20.5 in. long. Roslyn delivered after 34 hours at the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Fresno, CA.

We want to thank everyone for all of their support and encouragement over the past 9 months.

bennett-cargill wedding announcement

Roslyn Bennett and Dr. Robert Cargill announce their engagement

Roslyn Bennett and Dr. Robert Cargill announce their engagement.

Roslyn Richelle Bennett and Dr. Robert R. Cargill (both of Agoura Hills, CA) proudly announce their engagement. Bennett is the daughter of Ruth Anne Bennett of Farwell, TX and Rick Bennett of Lubbock, TX. Bennett graduated from Farwell HS (1996) and Lubbock Christian University (BA, 2001). She is the Youth Minister for the University Church of Christ in Malibu, CA. Cargill is the son of Leonard and Sharon Cargill of Madera, CA. Cargill attended Madera HS and graduated from Bullard HS (1991), Fresno City College (AA, 1993), CSU Fresno (BS, 1996), Pepperdine (MS, MDiv, 2000), UCLA (MA, 2007; PhD, 2008). Cargill is an archaeologist and instructional technologist at UCLA. The couple will be married in March 2010 overlooking the ocean in Ventura, CA.

happy hanukkah 2009 – may you too always last longer than you expected

Talitha with her Hanukkah menorah on the first night.

Talitha with her Hanukkah menorah on the first night.

Talitha lighting the Hanukkah menorah on the first night.

Talitha lighting the Hanukkah menorah on the first night.

Tali and her newly lit Hanukkah menorah on the first night.

Hanukkah 2009, night one

Hanukkah 2009, night one

tali had waited all day, and when the time came, she got to play with fire with my full blessing.

happy hanukkah to all. may you always seek the light, and may you always last longer than you expected ;-)

‘the fortress at qumran: a history of interpretation’ now available at bible and interpretation

The Reconstructed Tower at Qumran, facing southeast

The Reconstructed Tower at Qumran, facing southeast

i recently had an article published in the may 2009 edition of bible and interpretation entitled, “the fortress at qumran: a history of interpretation.” in the article, i describe the history of interpretation of qumran as a fort, both before and after the discovery of the dead sea scrolls.

here is the abstract:

Recent research into the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, the site associated with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, has generated new debate about the origin of the settlement. Many scholars now question the conclusions of the site’s excavator, Roland de Vaux, who argued that the settlement was initially established as a sectarian settlement. Renewed examination of Qumran points to the origin of the settlement as a fortress dating to the Hasmonean period. This article examines the history of the interpretation of Qumran as a fortress, the sudden rejection of this interpretation with the discovery of the scrolls, and the slow and contentious return to this original interpretation. The article demonstrates that it is not necessary to reject the idea that the settlement at Qumran was a fortress in order to argue that later sectarians present at the site were responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls.

to read the entire article on the bible and interpretation website, click here.

The Qumran Digital Model: SBL Joint Session Book Review

Nov 21-24, 2009. Dr. Cargill will be a respondent in a joint session panel that will review his new book, “The Qumran Digital Model: An Argument for Archaeological Reconstruction in Virtual Reality” (Gorgias Press, 2009) at the 2009 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. The panel will discuss the author’s conclusion that Qumran was originally established as a Hasmonean fortress that was reoccupied by a sectarian Jewish group, as well as Dr. Cargill’s methodology for using virtual reality and other technologies to aid archaeology. Dr. Robert Mullins (APU) will moderate the joint session. Panelists include Dr. Jodi Magness (UNC), Yuval Peleg (IAA), Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (NYU), and Dr. Eric Cline (GWU). Dr. Robert Cargill (UCLA) will offer a response, and the presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

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