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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Séminaire Qumân de Paris

Conference Date: Programme 2018-2019
Location: Paris
Program: To read the 2018- 2019 Program, please click here


"The Study of Ancient Worlds Using Digital Approache" - ASOR/EPHE European Symposium

Conference Date: September 4-5, 2018
Location: Paris, La Sorbonne


Digital Scholarly Editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: October 8-10, 2018
Location: Haifa, Israel

New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region

Conference Date: October 10-11, 2018
Location: Jerusalem

The Bible and the Humanities

Conference Date: October 17-18, 2018
Location: 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 October 2018.

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 seminars and workshops. 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 conference description and schedule 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 Date: October 24-26, 2018
Location: University of Erfurt (Erfurt, Germany)

The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk

Workshop Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Location: 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

Conference Date: November 2-4, 2018
Location: 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 The finalized program will be available in due time.
Conference languages will be German and English.

The Mesha Stele 150 Years After The Discover

Conference Date: November 29, 2018
Location: 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 Louvre)
15:00 The Mesha stele: Epigraphical and historical stakes (André Lemaire, EPHE–Sorbonne)
15:50 Break
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)
17:40 Reception


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

Conference Date: Dec. 4, 2018
Location: 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.

Conference Date: Tuesday, December 11, 12 pm to 2 pm
Location: Protestant Theological Institute: 83, boulevard Arago 75013 Paris, room 21, Metro: Denfert-Rochereau or Saint-Jacques.
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