CONFERENCES AND LECTURES 2018
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.
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on upcoming events to us at:
Séminaire Qumân de Paris
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"The Study of Ancient Worlds Using Digital Approache" - ASOR/EPHE European Symposium
September 4-5, 2018
Paris, La Sorbonne
Digital Scholarly Editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls
October 8-10, 2018
New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region
October 10-11, 2018
The Bible and the Humanities
October 17-18, 2018
Oriel College, Oxford
This conference marks the launch of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities (CBH) in Oriel
The mission of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities is to energize and revitalize scholarly
with biblical texts and related philological, interpretive and religious traditions across the Arts and Humanities.
in Oriel College at the University of Oxford, CBH explores the ongoing vitality of Scripture through research
academic conferences, postgraduate research seminars and workshops. See our website for this coming year's
. Here is the link with all the
schedules for 2018-2019.
The conference, entitled 'The Bible and the Humanities', will bring researchers from Biblical Studies, Early
Ancient Judaism, Classics, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, English Literature and German Studies together for a shared
of philology and biblical traditions, renewing relationships across these disciplines. The full
both be found on the CBH website, as can the
conference registration page
If you can attend, please register as soon as you can so that we may plan accordingly.
There is no registration
CONFERENCE ON PSALMS AND RITUAL IN ERFURT
October 24-26, 2018
University of Erfurt (Erfurt, Germany)
The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research 26 Salah ad-Din Street, Jerusalem
13th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
November 2-4, 2018
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
An international conference in early November 2018 will bring together experts to discuss the current status of
into the ancient Hebrew language as well as Northwest Semitic epigraphy and related subjects
The Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew and Epigraphy at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at Johannes Gutenberg
Mainz (JGU) in Germany will hold the 13th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH) from Friday, 2nd
2018, to Sunday, 4th November 2018.
Academics from around the world are invited to come together and use this forum to discuss new findings and the
status of research relating to the ancient Hebrew language, northwest semitic epigraphy, and related subjects. The
was first organized in Mainz in 1998 (although under another name) by Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann of the JGU Faculty of
Theology and has since become one of the major academic conventions in the field of ancient Hebrew. It is expected
scholars specializing in the subjects of Old Testament, Semitic, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies as well as
from many European countries, together with academics from Israel, Canada, the USA and other countries will attend
three-day event and will use the opportunity to exchange information, to present their projects, and to provide new
The Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew brings together scholars from different subjects and
who cover a wide range of research interest, including grammar and linguistics of Ancient and Classical Hebrew
and Biblical Hebrew, Qumran and related Hebrew, and Ben Sira), as well as studies of older or contemporary adjacent
languages and epigraphy, as for instance Ugaritic, Phoenician-Punic, Old and Imperial Aramaic and Early Syriac,
and Edomite and the like in phonetics, lexic, morphology, and syntax.
"The ancient Hebrew of the Bible cannot be adequately understood without knowledge of the various neighboring
and other historical and language-historical factors," emphasizes Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, who is organizing the
together with Professor Dr. Anna Elise Zernecke of Kiel University. As always, the Mainz International Colloquium on
Hebrew will give young scholars the opportunity to present their research to a broader expert audience.
Those specializing in these areas can now register at
or informally by sending an email to
to participate in the conference from November
2, 2018 to November 4, 2018. The conference
fee (to cover coffee, water, lunch etc.) is EUR 45 (EUR 30 for students; free for JGU students). For more
and the list of this year’s speakers, please visit https://www.micah.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/micah2018/. The
program will be available in due time.
Conference languages will be German and English.
The Mesha Stele 150 Years After The Discover
November 29, 2018
3 Shimshon st., Jerusalem
The French Research Center in Jerusalem invites you to a conference celebrating the 150th anniversary of the
discovery of the Mesha stele. Published by Charles Clermont-Ganneau while he was at the French consulate in
Jerusalem, the Mesha stele is one of the most important archaeological discoveries related to the Bible.
14:00 Welcome (François Bon & Michael Langlois, CRFJ)
First session (Chair: Anat Mendel-Geberovich, HUJI / Israel Antiquities Authority)
14:10 Charles Clermont-Ganeau and the Mesha stele, history of discovery and reconstruction (Isabel Bonora, Musée du
15:00 The Mesha stele: Epigraphical and historical stakes (André Lemaire, EPHE–Sorbonne)
Second session (Chair: Steven E. Fassberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
16:10 Remarks and reflections on the Mesha stele (Shmuel Ahituv, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
16:40 The language of the Mesha stele (Matthew Morgenstern, Tel Aviv University)
17:10 The Mesha stele between techniques and forgeries (Michael Langlois, CRFJ)
Israeli National Conference
"They read from the scroll... translating it and giving the sense, so they understood the reading" (Nehemiah
Pedagogy of Bible Education
Dec. 4, 2018
MOFET Institute Tel Aviv
Séminaire Qumrân, Paris
Prof. Loren Stuckenbruck: The Concept of Time in the New Testament: From Ethiopic
Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Back Again.
Tuesday, December 11, 12 pm to 2 pm
Protestant Theological Institute: 83, boulevard Arago 75013 Paris, room 21, Metro:
Denfert-Rochereau or Saint-Jacques.