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:
or fax +972-2-588-3584.
Séminaire Qumân de Paris
QUESTIONS ACTUELLES SUR LES MANUSCRITS DE LA MER MORTE ET LES LITTÉRATURES CONNEXES: QumÂn EN CONTEXTE
To read the 2018- 2019 Program, please click here
"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 College, 17-18
The mission of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities is to energize and revitalize scholarly engagement
with biblical texts and related philological, interpretive and religious traditions across the Arts and Humanities. Based
in Oriel College at the University of Oxford, CBH explores the ongoing vitality of Scripture through research projects,
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 Christianity,
Ancient Judaism, Classics, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, English Literature and German Studies together for a shared discussion
of philology and biblical traditions, renewing relationships across these disciplines. The full
can 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)
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 research
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 University
Mainz (JGU) in Germany will hold the 13th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH) from Friday, 2nd November
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 current
status of research relating to the ancient Hebrew language, northwest semitic epigraphy, and related subjects. The colloquium
was first organized in Mainz in 1998 (although under another name) by Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann of the JGU Faculty of Protestant
Theology and has since become one of the major academic conventions in the field of ancient Hebrew. It is expected that
scholars specializing in the subjects of Old Testament, Semitic, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies as well as historians
from many European countries, together with academics from Israel, Canada, the USA and other countries will attend the
three-day event and will use the opportunity to exchange information, to present their projects, and to provide new input.
The Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew brings together scholars from different subjects and religions,
who cover a wide range of research interest, including grammar and linguistics of Ancient and Classical Hebrew (Epigraphic
and Biblical Hebrew, Qumran and related Hebrew, and Ben Sira), as well as studies of older or contemporary adjacent Semitic
languages and epigraphy, as for instance Ugaritic, Phoenician-Punic, Old and Imperial Aramaic and Early Syriac, Moabite
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 languages
and other historical and language-historical factors," emphasizes Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, who is organizing the colloquium
together with Professor Dr. Anna Elise Zernecke of Kiel University. As always, the Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient
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 information
and the list of this year’s speakers, please visit https://www.micah.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/micah2018/. The finalized
program will be available in due time.
Conference languages will be German and English.
Israeli National Conference
"They read from the scroll... translating it and giving the sense, so they understood the reading" (Nehemiah 8:8) The
Pedagogy of Bible Education
Dec. 4, 2018
MOFET Institute Tel Aviv