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Presentation and Discussion 2018

The Discussion Hour engenders dialogue between professors from abroad and in Jerusalem, as well as between students and professors. Over an informal, light lunch, advanced students and senior scholars present aspects of their work in progress, for constructive feedback.

Unless otherwise specified, Discussion Hour talks will take place in the Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies, Mt. Scopus, Hebrew University, Room 2001/2.

Faculty, students, and visitors are welcome.



Past Activities 2010-2017

  • June 6, 2018
    Presentation and Discussion
    12:15-14:00
    Rebekah Haigh , Fulbright Scholar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalemwill lecture on :
    "Oral Aspect: A Performative Approach to 1QM Milhamah" (in Engliah)
    To read the invitation, please click here
  • June 14, 2017
    Presentation and Discussion
    12:30-14:00
    Oded Essner, M.A. Student, Department of Biblical Studies, Tel Aviv University; Orion Scholarship Recipient:
    "The Canticles Scrolls from Qumran: Language, Text, and Compositional History" (in Hebrew)
    To read the invitation, please click here

  • May 15, 2017
    Presentation and Discussion
    12:15-14:00
    Michael Brooks Johnson, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Religious Studies, McMaster University; Orion Matlow Scholar:
    "Morawe's Hymnic Confessions Songs in the Hodayot: A Reconsideration of the Category in Light of Additional Formal Elements in 1QHa 20-28" (in English)
    To read the invitation, please click here

  • January 19, 2016
    Presentation and Discussion
    14:15-16:00 p.m.
    Simcha Gross, (Ph.D. candidate, Yale University):
    "Reconsidering the Purported Jewish Origins of Syriac Christianity"
    To read the invitation, please click here
    • December 17, 2014
      Presentation and Discussion
      16:15-17:45 p.m.
      Yedidya Etzion, (PhD candidate in Near Eastern Religions, University of California, Berkeley):
      "Philo of Alexandria and the Development of Jewish Law"
      To read the invitation, please click here

    • May 1, 2013
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-2:00 p.m.
      Mr. Nadav Sharon (Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University;Orion Scholarship recipient ):
      "The Roman Conquest and Its Significance in the Dead Sea Scrolls"
      To read the invitation, please click here

    • January 16, 2013
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-2:00 p.m.
      Mr. Arjen Bakker (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leuven; Orion Center Matlow Scholar):
      "The Casting of Lots and the Concept of Inheritance: ---- and ---- in 4QInstruction and the Rule of the Community (1QS)" (in English)
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • May 17
      Lecture and Discussion
      10:15-12:00 Michael Tuval: "The Priest as Leaders of Judaism in Flavius Josephus and the Dead Sea Scrolls"
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • November 16
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-14:00 ---- ----- - ---- ------ ----- ------, ----------- ------ : "The Second Exile: A Note on the Development of The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs"
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • May 5
      Presentation and Discussion
      10:15-12:00 "Two Newly Discovered Fragments".
      The discussion will be open by: Prof. Gideon Bohak, Tel Aviv University "A New Fragment of the Aramaic Levi Document from the Genizah"
      To read the abstract please click here
      Prof. Alexander Rofe- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: "Mount Gerazim or Mount Ebal : A New Fragment of Deut 27:4"
      To read the abstract please click here
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • March 16
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-14:00 Shlomit Harel-Kendi, Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Orion Center Matlow Scholar: -The Priests and the People: The Hidden Polemic between the Temple Scroll and Rabbinic Literature.-
      To read the abstract please click here
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • January 12
      Presentation and Discussion
      Miryam T. Brand Orion center grant recipient -The Demonic Source of Sin: Jubilees, Qumran Texts and Second Temple Prayer-
      To read the abstract please click here
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • April 14, 2010
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-1:30 p.m.: Ms. Miryam T. Brand (Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University ): -The Source of Sin in Second Temple Texts - (in Hebrew) To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here

    • January 13, 2010.
      Presentation and Discussion
      12:15-13:30 p.m. Dorit Gordon: -Weeping Puppies and Sicilian Cheese-Vita and Against Apion in Their Classical Setting- (in Hebrew)
      To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here