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Past Events
THE GREENFIELD SCHOLARS SEMINARS
Winter 2013/2014

The Orion Center is presenting a series of seminars relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls in memory of Professor Jonas C. Greenfield. The Greenfield Seminars are intended for researchers and graduate students. The seminars convene once or twice per month as announced, Please note: The Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar is held in the Mandel World Center of Jewish Studies, The Rabin Building, Room 2001/2, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus.




  • June 1, 2014
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    16:15–18:00
    Prof. Jan Joosten(University of Strasbourg):
    "The Original Language of the Psalms of Solomon"
    To read the invitation, please click here



  • April 30, 2014
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00
    Prof. Betsy Halpern-Amaru (Professor Emeritus of Religion, Vassar College):
    "Redemption Revealed: Behind the Scenes of the Exodus"
    To read the invitation, please click here



  • February 25, 2014
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    16:15–18:00 p.m.
    Prof. Menahem Kister (Jerusalem University):
    Paul and the Hebrew Bible in Light of Writings of the Second Temple Period and Midrashim
    To read the invitation, please click here



  • January 9, 2014
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m.
    Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov (Department of Bible, University of Haifa ):
    "The Aramaic Copies of the Enochic Astronomical Book: Codicology and Ideology" (in Hebrew)
    To read the invitation, please click here



  • December 31, 2013
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    4:15–6:00 p.m.
    Prof. Vered Noam, Department of Hebrew Culture Studies, Tel-Aviv University :
    "Why did the Heavenly Voice Speak Aramaic? Or: On Historical Chronicles from Qumran to Rabbinic Literature" (in Hebrew)
    To read the invitation, please click here



Past Activities 2009-2013
  • November 14, 2013
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Prof. Maxine Grossman, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, The University of Maryland:
    "Body, Emotion, and Sectarian Relationships" (in English)
    To read the invitation, please click here



  • April 7, 2013
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00
    Dr. Ryan E. Stokes, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, U.S.A
    "Satan and Sin in Jubilees,1 Enoch, and the Dead Sea Scrolls"
    To read the invitation, please click here


  • March 13, 2013
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00
    Prof. Eileen Schuller, Dept. of Religious Studies McMaster University, Canada
    "Column IV of 1QHa and Issues in the Current Study of the Hodayot"
    To read the invitation, please click here


  • December 26, 2012 - POSTPONED -
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00
    Dr. Eshbal Ratson, Haifa University; Orion Center Matlow Scholar
    "The Structure of the Universe in 1 Enoch and its Sources" (in Hebrew)


  • November 28, 2012
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00
    Dr. Michael Segal, Department of Bible, The Hebrew University;
    Dr. Serge Ruzer, Department of Comparative Religion, The Hebrew University
    "The `Son of Man` from Daniel to the Gospels" (in Hebrew)
    To read the invitation, please click here
  • April 17, 2012
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:30–14:00
    Prof. Loren T. Stuckenbruck, (Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies Princeton Theological Seminary)
    “Conflicting Stories: The Spirit Origin of Jesus’ Birth” (in Hebrew).
    To read the invitation, please click here
    For the abstract please click here.
  • January 19, 2012
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    10:15 a.m–12 p.m.
    Prof. Vered Noam, (Tel-Aviv University) “The Story of King Jannaeus in b. Qiddushin 66a—A Pharisaic Reply to Sectarian Polemic” (in Hebrew).
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • December 28, 2011
    An Evening Colloquium - Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Room 501
    The event celebrates the publication of two new books by Orion founder Michael E. Stone:
    Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views
    Noah and His Book(s), edited with Aryeh Amihay and Vered Hillel
    For more information please click here
  • December 7, 2011
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m.
    Dr. Atar Livneh, (University of Haifa and the Orion Center) “‘With My Sword and Bow’: Literature, Exegesis, and History in Jubilees” (in Hebrew).
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • May 29, 2011
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    10:15–12:00 a.m
    Prof. Andrei Orlov, Marquette University, U.S.A
    "What is Below": The Mysteries of Leviathan in Jewish Pseudepigrapha and Mishnah Hagiga 2:1

    Dr. Reuven Kiperwasser, The Open University
    Leviathan and Behemoth from the Enochic to the Amoriac Literature: Midrashic Perspectives

    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • May 19, 2011
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00 a.m
    Dr. Cana Werman, Ben Gurion University
    The Book of Jubilees: Covert Interpretation in Overt Rewriting
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • April 7, 2011
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    10:30–12:00 a.m Prof. Jan Joosten, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France, Faculté de théologie protestante
    The Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint (HTLS): Reflections on a projected research tool
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • November 10, 2010
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m. Prof. Menahem Kister, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Shraga Bar-On, The department of Jewish thought, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Yakir Paz, The department of Talmud, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “The Lord’s Allotment is his People” From Ancient Post-Biblical Interpretation to Late Midrash(in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • December 15, 2010
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m. Prof. Daniel R. Schwartz – scholars’ seminar Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “Josephus on the Conquest of Pella (Antiq. 13.397) : On Conversion and Circumcision in the Hashmonean Period
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • May 11
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m. Dr. Guy Stiebel (The Hebrew University ; Orion Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007–2009): “New Findings in Qumran Archaeology” (in Hebrew) To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • March 11
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–2:00 p.m. Dr. Liora Goldman (Departments of Bible and Jewish History, University of Haifa ; Orion Matlow Scholar): “4Q408: A Praise for God” (in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • December 16, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Dr. Mats Eskhult - Associate Professor of Semitic Languages, Dept. of Linguistics and Philology (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden): “Circumstantial Phrases and Clauses in Late Biblical Hebrew In the Light of Classical Biblical Hebrew and Other Semitic Languages” (English)
    Chairperson: Prof. (Emeritus) Avi Hurvitz Depts. of Bible and Hebrew Language, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    To read the English invitation, please click here
  • December 1, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Dr. Moshe Morgenstern, Department of Hebrew Language, University of Haifa: “Jewish Literature and Mandaic Literature” (in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • March 18, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Dr. Esther Eshel (Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University): “Women in the Genesis Apocryphon” (in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • April 23, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Prof. Menahem Kister (Department of Talmud, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “The Growth of a Text: Dynamics of Textual Development in Serekh Hayahad)” (in Hebrew).
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • May 19, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Dr. Ariel Feldman (Department of Bible, University of Haifa; Jean Matlow Orion Fellowship recipient): “The Reworking of 1-2 Kings in 4Q382” (in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here
  • June 10, 2009
    Jonas C. Greenfield Scholars’ Seminar
    12:15–14:00. Dr. Ronnie Goldstein (Department of Bible, The Hebrew University Jerusalem): “A New Look at Two Late Babylonian Tablets” (in Hebrew)
    To read the Hebrew invitation, please click here


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