02 August 2018
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The Orion Center congratulates Prof. Michael Segal, our colleague and long-standing member of the Orion
Academic Committee, on his election as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at The Hebrew University
of Jerusalem. We wish him much success in this new position and in every endeavor.
The Orion Center extends heartiest congratulations to Prof. Michael Segal on his promotion to Full Professor.
We take this opportunity to thank Prof. Segal for his years of dedicated service to the Center on
the Orion Academic Committee and as an active participant in the academic life of the Center
The Orion Center congratulates our distinguished colleague, Prof. Elisha Qimron, of Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev, on being awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his path-breaking research on the language
of the Dead Sea Scrolls and for the publication of his three-volume Hebrew edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Israel Prize committee noted the significance of presenting the prize to Prof. Qimron during the
70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of the founding of the modern state of
Israel. The award will be presented on Israel Independence Day, May 19, 2018.
The Orion Center congratulates Academic Committee member Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University J. L. Magnes Professor
of Bible Emeritus, and Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, on his induction
into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 8, 2010 - Times Newspapers Ltd Searching for the Real Jesus: Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Religious Themes by Geza Vermes/The
Story of the Scrolls: The Miraculous Discovery and True Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Geza
Ynet News - July 17, 2005 Two fragments of nearly 2,000-year-old Torah scroll found in Judean Desert; finding constitutes
15th scroll fragment found in area from period of Jewish "Bar Kochba" revolt against Romans
The Temple Mount Sifting Project has established a new website, the
goal of which is to share the research of unidentified or
only-partially-identified artifacts from its site with knowledgeable
community all over the world. The website address is http://www.echad.info/uifinds.
It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the passing away of Dr. Ada Yardeni on 29 June 2018. Dr. Ada Yardeni was one the greatest researches in Semitic plaeography and epigraphy, and her decipherment and illumination of the Dead Sea scrolls (as well as of many other texts) are fundamental and enduring