All the lectures take place in the Rabin Building , Room 3001, and are given in Hebrew unless otherwise stated.
March 6: Coffee Hour Presentation
Leeor Gottleib (Department of Bible, The Hebrew University), recipient of the Orion Center award for an outstanding M.A. thesis, lectured on “Two Types of Erroneous Repetition in the Bible and Qumran .”
M ar ch 22: Jonas C. Greenfield Schol ar s Semin ar
Prof. Alexander Rof? (Department of Bible, The Hebrew University), spoke about “Controversies and Sects in the Second Commonwealth and Corrections in Biblical Texts”
April 6: Coffee Hour Presentation
Vered Hillel (Department of Comparative Religion, The Hebrew University), recipient of the Orion Center doctoral fellowship, lectured on “The Source, Structure and Composition of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs” ( in English).
May 19: Scholars Seminar
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Prof. Crispin Fletcher-Louis , Visiting Scholar , UK will discuss “Fresh Thoughts on Early Enoch Traditions “( in English).
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The Associates Program offers the opportunity to receive current news about the Dead Sea Scrolls while supporting the Orion Center . You can help us foster innovative research and disseminate information to both scholars and the general public, about the Scrolls and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and of early Christianity.
To join the Associates for 2005–2006, please make out your check to “ The Orion Center , Hebrew University ,” and mail it to the Center. Gifts may be earmarked to any of the following funds:
1. Endowment Fund: To assist the Center towards achieving financial independence.
2. Library Fund: Books and donations of $100 or more may bear the name of the benefactor or a person he/she wishes to honor.
3. Computer Fund: Towards ongoing expansion of computer resources for researchers and students.
4. Fellowship Fund: To provide yearly grants to young scholars working in the area of Dead Sea Scrolls and related fields.
We thank all of our long-standing Associates for their on-going support!