Jerusalem, 6- 8 July 2008

Sponsored by the Dorot Foundation and the Nussia and André Aisenstadt Foundation
in collaboration with the The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and
Associated Literature, The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem




About the Conference


Program

Speakers & Abstracts

International Academic Committee


Organizing Committee

Dorot Foundation

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls


Contact

Judith Amselem
Dept. of International Relations
Tel. 02-6708861
Fax 02-6708993
ja@imj.org.il

 



Program


In the Shrine Auditorium
All lectures in English


SUNDAY, JULY 6

8:30 am
Registration

9–10:30 am
Greetings and Opening Remarks
James S. Snyder, Director, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Prof. Ernest S. Frerichs, President, The Dorot Foundation
Prof. Steven Fassberg, Director, The Orion Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Keynote address
Some Thoughts at the Close of the DJD
Publication Project

Prof. Emanuel Tov, The Hebrew University
of Jerusalem

Introductory remarks by Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman,
New York University

10:30–11 am
Coffee Break

11 am – 12:30 pm
Identity and History of the Qumran Community
Chairperson: Prof. Isaiah Gafni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Groningen Hypothesis Revisited
Prof. Florentino García Martínez, K.U. Leuven University, Belgium

In all their dwelling places” (1QS 6:2) – Satellites or Precursors
of the Yahad?

Dr. Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham, UK

The History of the Community: An Assessment

Prof. James VanderKam, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

12:30–1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30–3:30 pm
Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chairperson and Respondent: Prof. Roni Reich, University
of Haifa

The Pre-Herodian Temple: Reassessing the House of
the Laver and the House of the Altar Utensils of the Temple Scroll

Prof. Joseph Patrich, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Current State of Qumran Archaeology
Prof. Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Qumran Archaeology in Light of Two Rural Sites in Judea

Prof. Hanan Eshel, Bar-Ilan University

3:30–4 pm
Coffee Break

4–5:30 pm
Women in Qumran
Chairperson: Dr. Esther Chazon, The Hebrew University
of Jerusalem

Marriage and Marital Life in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prof. Aharon Shemesh, Bar-Ilan University

Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Past Research
and Future Directions

Prof. Eileen Schuller, McMaster University, Canada

Scrolls 2Q18, 4Q179, and 11QPs: In Search of Biblical Women
in Qumran

Prof. Tal Ilan, Freie Universität Berlin

7 –9 pm
Special Session in Hebrew Open to the General Public
The Wise Auditorium
The Edmond Safra Campus, Givat Ram

Cherchez la Femme: The Presence of Women at Qumran
Chairperson: Dr. Esther Chazon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Tal Ilan, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Jodi Magness, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University
Dr. Eyal Regev, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Adolfo Roitman, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


MONDAY, JULY 7

9–11 am
Rabbinic Halakhah and Aggadah and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chairperson: Prof. Avigdor Shinan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Laws Concerning Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University

Qumran and Rabbinic Midrash: Common Exegesis and Implied Polemics
Dr. Vered Noam, Tel Aviv University

Ritual Purity Issues in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prof. Hannah K. Harrington, Patten University, California

Priests and Pharisees: Understanding the Dispute
Dr. Cana Werman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

11–11:30 am
Coffee Break

11:30 am – 1 pm
Biblical Interpretation
Chairperson: Prof. Yair Hoffman, Tel Aviv University

The Genesis Apocryphon: A Chain of Traditions
Dr. Esther Eshel, Bar-Ilan University

Biblical Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Prof. Moshe J. Bernstein, Yeshiva University

From Paratext to Commentary: Biblical Interpretation in the Qumran Library and the Canonical History of the Hebrew Bible
Prof. Armin Lange, University of Vienna

1–2 pm
Lunch

2–3:30 pm
New Scientific Perspectives (I): Sociological Approaches and New Narrative
Chairperson: Prof. Harvey Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

An Anthropological Approach to the Research of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Avner Glucklich, Tel Aviv

What Kind of Sect was the Yahad? A Comparative Approach
Dr. Eyal Regev, Bar-Ilan University

Rethinking Gender in the Community Rule
Prof. Maxine Grossman, University of Maryland

3:30–5 pm
New Scientific Perspectives (II): Cultural Approaches
Chairperson: Prof. Nachman Ben-Yehuda, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Modern Jewish Religious Movements
Prof. Richard Freund, University of Hartford, Connecticut

Interpretive Circles – The Case of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prof. Edna Ullmann-Margalit, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Respondent: Prof. Albert Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University

5–5:30 pm
Coffee Break

5:30 –7:30 pm
The Scrolls and Contemporary Life: An Educational Approach
Chairperson: Prof. Menahem Blondheim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Dead Sea Scrolls Online: Taking on a [Second] Life of Their Own
Dr. Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Educational Multimedia Suite and Database on Qumran, the
Dead Sea Scrolls, and the History of the Second Temple Period

Dr. Stephen J. Pfann, University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem

The Quest for New Strategies in Teaching and Popularizing the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Adolfo Roitman, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Short film: A Human Sanctuary
Introductory remarks by film director Ron Assouline


TUESDAY, JULY 8

9:30–11 am
Origins, Use, and Nature of the Qumran Library (I): Biblical Literature
Chairperson: Prof. Shalom Paul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Clearer Insight into the Development of the Bible – A Gift of the Scrolls
Prof. Eugene Ulrich, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Types of Variant Readings in the Cave One Isaiah Scrolls (DJD 32)
Prof. Peter W. Flint, Trinity Western University, Canada

The Elohistic Psalter and the Writing of Divine Names at Qumran
Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa

11–11:30 am
Coffee Break

11:30 am – 1 pm
Origins, Use, and Nature of the Qumran Library (II): Non-Sectarian Literature
Chairperson: Prof. Doron Mendels, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Between Sectarian and Non-Sectarian Texts: Belial and Mastema
Prof. Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa

Enochic Judaism: An Assessment
Prof. John J. Collins, Yale University

Pre-Maccabean Documents Among the Scrolls: Main Themes and Legacy Among the Qumran Sectarian Scrolls and Other Literature from the Second Temple Period
Prof. Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Durham University, UK

1–2 pm
Lunch

2–3:30 pm
Origins, Use, and Nature of the Qumran Library (III): Sectarian Literature and Language
Chairperson: Prof. Bilhah Nitzan, Tel Aviv University

Which Is Older, Jubilees or the Genesis Apocryphon? Some Exegetical Considerations
Prof. James Kugel, Bar-Ilan University

Revelation and Perspicacious Inspiration in Qumran Hermeneutics

Prof. James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary

New Developments in the Research of the Language of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Alexey Yuditsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

3:30–4 pm
Coffee Break

4–5:30 pm
Christianity in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chairperson: Dr. Michael Mach, Tel Aviv University

The Gabriel Revelation and the Birth of Christianity
Prof. Israel Knohl, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

From Jesus to the Early Christian Communities: Trajectories
Towards Sectarianism in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Prof. George Brooke, University of Manchester, UK

Nascent Christianity between Sectarian and Formative Judaism: Lessons from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Serge Ruzer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

The conference will be webcast live on the internet

Program subject to changes 

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Orion Center
Dorot Foundations



 

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