In addition to Orion Center Activities, the following events have come to our attention.
We want to provide a complete list of all significant happenings related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Please send information on upcoming events to us at: or fax +972-2-588-3584.


Fasting and Identity Liturgy Workshop

Conference Date: February 14
Location: Jerusalem

The Origin of the Scrolls Community and Its Historical Context

Conference Date: February 23, 6:45-8:15pm
Location: 2525 Amsterdam Avenue (at 183rd Steet), Belfer Hall 1214

The Yeshiva University Seminar on Ancient Judaism will hold its second meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 23, 6:45-8:15pm, at 2525 Amsterdam Avenue (at 183rd Steet), Belfer Hall 1214.
Professor John J. Collins (Yale Divinity School) will deliver a paper entitled "The Origin of the Scrolls Community and Its Historical Context." Please RSVP to Ari Mermelstein (
The Seminar on Ancient Judaism is made possible by the generous support of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University.


International conference of the ERC project Judaism and Rome in collaboration with the Ecole Française de Rome

Conference Date: May 10-12, 2017
Location: Ecole Francaise de Rome, 62 Piazza Navona 00186 Rome

STONES, TABLETS AND SCROLLS - Four Periods of the Formation of the Bible

Conference Date: May 11th - 13th, 2017
Location: Pontifical Biblical Institute - Aula Magna - Piazza della Pilotta, 35 - Rome


9th Enoch Seminar

Conference Date: 18-23 June 2017
Location: Camaldoli Italy

Representations et receptions de la figure de la sagesse dans l'antiquite (lille, 15-16 juin)

Conference Date: 15-16 June, 2017
Location: Lille, France

Old 2016


American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
2016 Annual Meeting
Ancient Inscriptions Session

Conference Date: November 16-19, 2016
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Society of Biblical Literature 2016 Annual Meeting

Conference Date: November 19–22, 2016
Location: San Antonio, TX


CONFERENCES: Anniversary of the discovery of the Qumran scrolls

Conference Date: Sept 20-22
Location: Bologna/Ravenna

International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)

Conference Date: 9/4-9/9
Location: University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
For the first time in its more than 50-years history the IOSOT will convene on African soil in 2016. The triennial meeting will take place at the University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

The Synagogue in Ancient Palestine: Current Issues and Emerging Trends

Conference Date:
22-24 September 2016
Location: University of Helsinki

Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira's Hebrew Text, 1896-2016

Conference Date: 12-14 September 2016
Location: St John's College, Cambridge


The First UK Philo Colloquium (Glasgow, July 21)

Conference Date: July 21, 2016
Location: Glasgow University, Theology and Religious Studies Building, No. 4 The Square, G12 8QQ

Announcement of the Ninth Meeting of the
International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS)
(Joint meeting of the EABS and IOQS)

Conference Date: July 17-20, 2016
Location: Leuven
Website: English

2016 SBL International Meeting

Conference Date: July 3-7, 2016
Location: Seoul, South Korea

HTLS Workshop 2016

The Language of the Septuagint in the Context of the Graeco-Roman World chaired by Eberhard Bons (Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de Théologie Catholique) and Marco Settembrini (Facoltà Teologica dell'Emilia-Romagna, Dipartimento di Storia della teologia)

Conference Date: July 4-7, 2016
Location: Facoltà Teologica dell'Emilia-Romagna, P.le Bacchelli 4, 40136 Bologna (Italy)

Salzburg Summer School On Biblical Manuscripts

Conference Date: July 4-8, 2016
Location: Salzburg, Austria
For the flayer: please click here.

New Aspects of the Texts and Language of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Eighth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira and Related Fields
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation

Conference Date: June 26 - 29
Location: Givat Ram, Jerusalem
Website: HTLS Workshop 2016: The Language of the Septuagint in the Context of the Graeco-Roman World chaired b


Conference Date: 6TH TO 8TH JUNE 2016
Conference website, including programme:

John the Jew: Reading the Gospel of John's Christology as a Form of Jewish Messianism / 6th Nangeroni Meeting

Conference Date: June 19 - 24, 2016
Location: Monastery of Camaldoli, Tuscany, Italy

The Early Reception of Paul the Jew / 7th Nangeroni Meeting

Conference Date: June 26-30, 2016
Location: Valdensian Thological Seminary, Rome, Italy

John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016

Conference Date: Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 June 2016
Location: The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH


The Sixth Enoch Graduate Seminar
Studies in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins

Call for Papers Deadline: December 15, 2015.
Conference Date: 22 - 25 May 2016
Location: University of Texas
E-mail Submission:


Dead Sea Scrolls and Hellenism
The Fifth Groningen-Leuven Encounter on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: 13-14 April 2016
Location: Groningen
Celebrating 55 Years Qumran Institute (1961-2016)
Qumran Institute, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, Court Room of the Faculty


Beyond Authority: Composition and Transmission in Late Antiquit

Conference Date: March 20th to 22nd, 2016
Location: Princeton University

The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students Association

Conference Date: March 3
Location: Toronto


2016 Graduate Conference on Religion at UCLA

Call for Papers Deadline: February 19, 2016
Conference Date: May 11-12, 2016
Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Physiognomy and Ekphrasis: The Mesopotamian Tradition and its Transformation in Graeco-Roman and Semitic Literatures

Conference Date: 2016, February 16-17
Location: Berlin

Reading the New Testament as Second Temple Jewish Literature

Conference Date: Wed, Feb 10th 2016 - 6-8 pm
Location: Nyack College, NYC Campus - 2 Washington Street, Rm 2241
Nyack's Graduate Program in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins (AJCO) is proud to present its third colloquium of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Hellenism. Interaction, Translation and Culture Transfer

Conference Date: 11-12 February 2016
Location: Groningen

NACAL 44 at Austin TX

Conference Date: February 13th and Sunday, February 14th 2016.
Location: Austin, TX

Second International Conference on Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis

Conference Date: 29 February - 2 March 2016
Location: Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg

January 2016

Upholding Scripture, Rejecting Scripture Strategies of Religious Subversion

Conference Date: Monday, 4th January 2016
Location: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Beit Maiersdorf Room 405

The Book of Jubilees: Evening Colloquium to celebrate the publication of The Book of Jubilees: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary by Prof. Cana Werman

Conference Date: January 13, 2016 - 18:00-19:30
Location: Yad Ben Zvi , Ibn Gevirol 14 Street, Jerusalem
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