CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax +972-2-588-3584.
Rethinking the Boundaries of Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism - Metz (France)
Conference Date: October 21-23, 2014
Textual Trails: Transmissions of Oral and Written Texts
Conference Date: 30 October - 1 November 2014
For more informations: The Program
ASOR 2014 (San Diego)
Conference Date:19-22 Nov. 2014
Location: San Diego
SBL 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
Conference Date: November 22-25, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
'Greek Philosophy and the Wisdom of the East: Perception and Reality'
of Melammu Symposia 8
Conference Date: 11-15 November 2014
Location: University of Kiel
"Bible as Notepad"
Conference Date: December 10-12
Eighth Enoch Seminar: Apocalypticism and Mysticism
Conference Date: 21 to 26 June, 2015
Location: Italy (near Milan)
The Eighth Enoch Seminar will convene at the Villa Cagnola in Gazzada, Italy (near Milan), from 21 to 26 June, 2015. The meeting is organised by Daniel Boyarin (Berkeley, USA), Lorenzo DiTommaso (Montreal, Canada), and Elliot Wolfson (Santa Barbara, USA), under the guidance of the Founding Director of the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini (Michigan, USA).
The Seminar topic is apocalypticism and mysticism, their natures and relationship, in Judaism and Christianity from the Second Temple period through the late antique and early mediaeval centuries. The aim is to discuss the main issues in light of new evidence, methodologies, and approaches, oriented by a desire to advance the discussion along a broad front. While we do not expect to address every issue or answer every question, we do anticipate that the published results of our Seminar will stand as a foundational study for future research. Additional information will be posted on the Enoch Seminar and 4 Enoch websites over the course of the year.
As participation is by invitation only, we invite all interested specialists to contact the Seminar secretary, Jason Zurawski as soon as possible, at the latest by 1 December 2014. Those interested in presenting a short paper should include a proposal containing a paper title and brief abstract. Plenary and short papers circulate in advance and are not read in the sessions, which are devoted primarily to discussion.
INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL LITERATURES
Conference Date: January 7th-10th, 2014
THE LIFE OF ADAM AND EVE AND ADAMIC TRADITIONS
Location: Universite de Lausanne
IWC Archaeology Group at Tel Aviv University Spring
Conference Date:January- June 2014
Location: The Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University
Yeshiva University Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar for the Spring 2014 semester
Conference Date: February 18, 2014
Location: New York
The first Yeshiva University Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar for the Spring
2014 semester will take place at 6 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at
the Wilf (uptown) Campus of Yeshiva University in the
Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall (Rubin Shul), 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, New
York, NY 10033.
This seminar marks the publication of Reading and Re-reading Scripture
at Qumran by Dr. Moshe J. Bernstein, Professor of Bible and Jewish
History and David A. and Fannie M. Denenberg Chair in Biblical Studies
There will be two presentations:
Dr. Hindy Najman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale
University, "A Preparatory Study of Nomenclature and Text Designation
in the Dead Sea Scrolls;"
Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice-Provost and Professor of Judaic
Studies at Yeshiva University, "The Temple Scroll Between the Bible
and the Mishnah."
Dr. Bernstein will be the respondent to both papers.
Emotions in Prayer during the Second Temple Period
Conference Date: 2 February 2014
Location: Offer Observatory, floor 30, Eshkol Tower - University of Haifa
The International Society for Deutero-Canonical Literature and the
University of Haifa, Faculty of Humanities, are happy to announce the
2014 annual conference:
"Emotions in Prayer during the Second Temple Period"
LECTURES & EXHIBITIONS: On Masada
Conference Date: Wednesday 12th February
Location: Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Masada excavations Guy
Stiebel of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and currently the
archaeologist in charge of Masada, has agreed to give a lecture Past,
Present and Future - The Excavations at Masada, between 4-6 p.m. on
Wednesday 12th February in the Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street,
London NW1. The lecture will take into account excavations undertaken
at Masada during the past 25 years and is being partially sponsored by
the British Friends of Hebrew University.
Also marking 'Masada at 50' - The Observer will be holding a Masada
Exhibit which will run from Tuesday 21 January to Friday 21 February
in the foyer of its HQ at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU.
The exhibition concentrates on the Observer's role in championing the
excavations and includes testimonies and memorabilia from some of the
volunteers. Access is free, 10am to 6pm each day, 7 days a week.
Qumran e la regione del Mar Morto
Conference Date: 19 FEBBRAIO 2014
Location: Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano
The History of the Caves of Qumran
Conference Date: 20-21 FEBRUARY 2014
Location: Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano
Philo's Readers: Affinities, Reception, Transmission and Influence
Conference Date: March 30- April 1
Location:Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University
For more information please click here
Conference will center around the Jewish philosophical exegete, Philo. A member of the Jewish elite in early Roman Alexandria, Philo explored the meaning of Torah by uniting Second Temple interpretations and traditions with a Greek philosophical orientation. Philo's interpretations, interpretive strategies, and philosophical explanations provide us with a glimpse into ancient Judaism, particularly the world of Alexandria in the first century CE. This conference will situate Philo in his geographical, philosophical, and ideological context, looking for affinities and precursors in other ancient texts. But Philo does not just offer a glimpse into the past. He also provided a framework and a collection of hermeneutical tools that would prove invaluable to future readers. This conference will thus examine Philo's reception and influence, particularly among Jewish and Christian readers.
Material Philology and the Dead Sea Scrolls:
Conference Date: April 3-5, 2014
New Approaches for New Text Editions
Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
For more information click here
The Prophetic Voice at Qumran and Contemporary Communities
Conference Date: April 11-12, 2014
The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City has been chosen to host a major exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls entitled, "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times,"November 22, 2013 -April 27, 2014.
In connection with the conclusion of the exhibit, the museum is hosting an academic conference, "The Prophetic Voice at Qumran and Contemporary Communities."
The conference is co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Center and the Evans Professor of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University , Provo , Utah . We plan to publish the conference proceedings.
For more information, email Dana M. Pike (please put DSS Conference in the subject line)
Sixth Graduate Symposium
Conference Date: April 11-13, 2014
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
LOOKING FOR WOMEN AT QUMRAN
Conference Date: WEDNESDAY 7th MAY 2014
ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Affiliated to the British Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
DR ESTHER G CHAZON (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
LOOKING FOR WOMEN AT QUMRAN
6.30 pm at King's College, K2.31, Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand
Building, London WC2R 2LS
(Organised jointly with King's College, London)
Megillot - Dead Sea Scrolls Conference
Conference Date: May 15, 2014
Location: Haifa University
Fifth Enoch Graduate Seminar
Conference Date: May 20-23
Research Group Conference- Contextualizing the Cult of the Southern Levant
Conference Date: May 19 - May 21 ,2014
Location: The Israel Science Foundation - Jerusalem
Hope and Politics in Early Christianity
Conference Date:May 20-21 2014
Location: Ben gurion University of the Negev
Wisdom in the Thanksgiving Psalms (Hodayot) from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Conference Date: Thursday, May 1 at 7:00pm
Prof. Eileen Schuller of McMaster University
Location: Stephen Happel Room, Caldwell Hall, Washington DC
Institution: The Catholic University of America's annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture
"Money and Cult" The Role of the Temple in the Ancient Economy
Conference Date: 23 - 25 May 2014
Institution: The Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity 23rd
Conference Date: 24th May 2014
Location: St Mary's University - London
The Pentateuch within Biblical Literature: Formation and Interaction
Conference Date: May 25 - May 29 ,2014
Location: The Israel Science Foundation - Jerusalem
Books of Threats and Threatening Books:Perceptions of Threat
in Late Antique Book Culture
Conference Date: May 26-27, 2014
Location: Mt. Scopus Campus, Rabin Building, Room 2001
International Conference: Judaea in the Long Third Century BCE: The Transition between the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
Conference Date: May 31 and June 1-3, 2014
Location: Tel Aviv
Saturday, May 31, 2014 (for participants only)
19:30-Greetings and Introduction: Main Goals of the Conference (Oded Lipschits, Sylvie Honigman, Thomas Romer and Christophe Nihan)
20:30-21:30-Methodological Problems of dealing with “Long Third Century” BCE Research
20:30-20:45 - Three Opening Remarks on Problems of dealing with the Research of the Ptolemaic Period:
Sylvie Honigman-History and Historiography
20:45-21:30 - Discussion
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Morning Lectures: Historical and Historiographical Perspectives
Lester Grabbe (University of Hull) - The Ptolemaic Period: A Dark Age in Jewish History?
Sylvie Honigman (Tel Aviv University) - Continuity and Change between the Persian and the Hellenistic Periods: A Historiographical Survey
Reinhard Kratz (Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen)-Greek Historians on Jews and Judaism in the Third Century BCE
Boris Chrubasik (University of Toronto)-Sanctuaries, Dynasts, Empire: The Structure and Nature of the Seleucid State
Damien Agut-Labordere (CNRS, France)-Gods in Gray Area: The Political Situation of the Egyptian Temples from Artaxerxes III to the Reforms of Ptolemy II (342-263 BCE)
Gilles Gorre (University of Rennes)-Administrative Changes and Their Impacts on Urban and Sacred Spaces in Egypt in the Third Century BCE
Afternoon Lectures: Compilation of Jewish Texts in the Early Hellenistic Period
Martin Rosel (Universitat Rostock)-A View from the Outside: The Septuagint-Translating and Adapting the Torah to the Third Century BCE
Benjamin Wright (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA)-The Production of Greek Books in the Alexandrian Jewish Community
Timothy Lim (New College, University of Edinburgh)-The Idealization of Ptolemaic Kingship in the Legend of the Origins of the Septuagint
Manfred Oeming (Universitat Heidelberg)-Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empire?
Monday, June 2, 2014
Morning Lectures: Ptolemaic Period Texts, Language and Script
Konrad Schmid (Universitat Zürich)-How to Identify a Ptolemaic Period Text in the Hebrew Bible
Herve Gonzalez (Universite de Lausanne)-Writing Judean Prophecies in the Early Hellenistic Period: Some Methodological and Historical Comments
Frank Polak (Tel Aviv University)-East and West: Language and Learning in Ptolemaic Palestine
David S. Vanderhooft (Boston College)-Aramaic, Paleo-Hebrew, and “Jewish” Scripts in the Ptolemaic Period
Afternoon Lectures: Archaeology of Judah in the “Long Third Century”
Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv University) - Judah in the “Long Third Century”-The Archaeological Perspective
Yossi Garfinkel (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Late Persian-Early Hellenistic Period
Debora Sandhaus and Igor Kreimerman (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)-Pottery from the Late Persian-Early Hellenistic Period at Khirbet Qeiyafa
Evening Lectures: The “Long Third Century”-The Numismatic Evidence
Catherin Lorber (the American Numismatic Society) -Numismatic Evidence and the Chronology of the Fifth Syrian War
Haim Gitler (The Israel Museum), Catherine Lorber ((the American Numismatic Society) and Jean-Philippe Fontanille (Independent Scholar)-Ptolemaic Coins of Judah: The State of Research
Yoav Farhi (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)-The Numismatic Finds from the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Period at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Tel Azekah
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Morning Lectures: “The Long Third Century”-Other Archaeological Perspectives
Guy Stiebel (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) - In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great”: Tracking Down the Short Duree
Stefan Pfeiffer (Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle,Wittenberg) - Great King Ptolemy: The Victorious King in the Light of a Greek Inscription from Jaffa (SEG XX 467)
Gil Gambash (University of Haifa)-Re-dating Akko's Phoenician Harbor: A New Ptolemaic Commercial Center in the Levant
Andrea M. Berlin (Boston University) and Sharon Herbert (University of Michigan)-The Achaemenid-Ptolemaic Transition: The View from Tel Kedesh
12:30-13:00-Coffee Break and Light Lunch
13:00-13:30-Summary and Summarizing Discussion:
Lester Grabbe (University of Hull, England)-Gaps in Our Knowledge of the Ptolemaic Period
Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv University)-Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel of Archaeological Research of the “Long Third Century”?
Thomas Romer (Universite de Lausanne)-Identity Through Writings: Jewish Writers of the Ptolemaic Period
Christophe Nihan (Universite de Lausanne)-Relating Social-Economic Changes and Literary Compositions: Current issues and new avenues
Sylvie Honigman (Tel Aviv University)-New Periodizations in Factual History and Textual History: Convergences and Divergences
13:30-15:00 - Summarizing Discussion
OXFORD SEMINAR IN ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES
Seminar Subject:"The Reception of Josephus in the Early Modern Period"
Seminar Date: January to June 2014
Seminar Leaders: Professor Martin Goodman and Dr Joanna Weinberg
Website: For more information please click here
Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism
Conference Date: 2-3 June 2014
Institution: St Andrews
Offspring of Byzantium series
Conference Date: weekly, June-July
Jesus and Brian or: What have the Pythons done for us?
Conference Date: 20-22 June 2014
Location: King's College London
You are invited to register for this ground-breaking conference which uses Monty Python's Life of Brian as a scholarly tool to help us reflect on the New Testament, Jewish history, interpretation and meaning.
Speakers are at the cutting edge of scholarship on the historical Jesus and first-century Judaea, and include: Martin Goodman , George Brooke , Joan Taylor , Bart Ehrman, Amy-Jill Levine, James Crossley, Philip Davies, Helen Bond, Guy Stiebel , Steve Mason, Adele Reinhartz , James Dunn and Paula Fredriksen. There will also be celebrity guests, reflecting on the film and its initial reception, and opportunity for discussion.
A superb conference dinner, with star keynote speaker, will be held at historic Inner Temple on Saturday June 21st, hosted by Rev. Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of Temple Church.
Costs: Early registration rate of £180 is available until April 30, 2014, and includes all sessions for three days, with lunches and refreshments provided. Reduced student rate available. The conference dinner is optional, and is available for the supplementary charge of £65. From May 1st, the full conference fee £220 will be charged, also with reduced student rate available.
Seventh International Symposium on the Hebrew
of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira
Conference Date: 22-25 June, 2014
Location: Strasbourg, France (Universite de Strasbourg)
Website: Reconfiguring the Study of Ancient Hebrew
Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXIII 2014
Conference Date:July 30 - August 1, 2014
The Books of Samuel: Stories - History - Reception History
Location:Leuven - BELGIUM
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