Reworking the Bible at Qumran (Research Group Conference)

Tue, 15/01/2002 to Thu, 17/01/2002


A joint conference by the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies and the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature at the Hebrew University


ORGANIZER: Devorah Dimant (Haifa University)

The core theme of the conference is the use and interpretation of the Bible in apocryphal and related works found at Qumran. Key issues that will be addressed include the question of the authority of the reworked biblical texts, their exegetical techniques, motifs, and genres. These talks will provide a valuable resource for the study of Bible, the history of interpretation, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, ancient Judaism and early Christianity.



Gary A. Anderson, University of Notre Dame
Joseph Baumgarten, Baltimore Hebrew University
Moshe J. Bernstein, Yeshiva University
Shani Berrin, University of Sydney
George J. Brooke, University of Manchester
Esther G. Chazon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ruth A. Clements, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa
Betsy Halpern-Amaru, Vassar College
Menahem Kister, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University
Michael Segal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem