October

Interpreting Collection in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: Thursday October 22nd 6pm (UK time)
Location:Virtual Conference
Website: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6587910/interpreting-collection-dead-sea-scrolls
Hindy Najman (University of Oxford) and Eibert Tigchelaar (KU Leuven)
Chair: Mark Geller (UCL)
Recently the speakers have become increasingly interested in how the Dead Sea scrolls were produced: who wrote and copied these scrolls and how did they do it – materially and intellectually? Did these Jewish scribes collect texts in one scroll for practical reasons? Does collection reflect a creative growth of traditions? Or were scribes driven by an anthological temper? Should unique combinations of collected texts be regarded as intentional literary productions? This lecture will provide an overview, and discuss some of the rules of these scrolls, such as the limits or unlimitedness of collection.
IJS LECTURES REMAIN FREE OF CHARGE

"The Land that I Will Show You”: Recent Archaeological and Historical Studies of Ancient Israel

Conference Date: Oct 25-28
Location: Virtual Conference
Organizers: New York University with the Israel Antiquities Authority
Please click here for full conference program and registration information; the conference is free, but registration is required: https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/fall-2020/archaeology-israel-conference.html
Conference Date:October 20-22, 2020
Location: Online
Website: http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Aramaic_Enoch_Conference
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPaaIbIKKCfB9jJpb1dfGVFdo59DuxC34wWuB1E8D0ZkO3YQ/viewform
CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

August

The Dead Sea Scrolls:
New Perspectives on the Bible, Judaism and Christianity

Conference Date: Sunday August 9, 2020 - Sunday August 16, 2020 - Sunday August 23, 2020
Location: Online
Website: https://mailchi.mp/23391fe2f772/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-4498704

July

ONLINE LECTURE: RECLAIMING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Conference Date: Thursday July 16, 2020- 11:00 AM until 12:15 PM
Website:http://lawrenceschiffman.com/online-lecture-reclaiming-the-dead-sea-scrolls/
This Zoom program will focus on how the texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.
Registration required. An email with Zoom login details will be sent prior to the start of the program.
Hosted by the Peninsula Public Library


Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXIX, 2020
"THE BOOKS OF THE MACCABEES"

Conference Date: July 22-24, 2020
Location: BELGIUM
Website: https://theo.kuleuven.be/en/research/centres/centr_collbibl

The Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense is an annual international conference on Biblical Studies jointly organised by the theological faculties of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université Catholique de Louvain. The meetings take place in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the KU Leuven and are alternately dedicated to a topic in Old and in New Testament Studies. The Colloquium offers a forum and meeting place for research and scholarly discussion in the field of Biblical Studies. As a rule the annual conference focuses on a biblical book or a collection of writings, but it also addresses thematic subjects.

International Organization for Targumic Studies

Conference Date: 6-8 July 2020
Location: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


Annual

Séminaire Qumrân de Paris 2019-2020

Location: Institut protestant de théologie: 83, bd Arago 75013 Paris, salle 22
Annual Program: To read the 2019- 2020 Program, please click here

THE ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
LECTURE PROGRAMME
WINTER/SPRING 2020

Website: Lectures are organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology and unless otherwise indicated * take place at the Institute of Archaeology
Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY at 6.00pm, followed by refreshments

*MONDAY 13th JANUARY 2020
PROF ADI ERLICH (University of Haifa):
IN THE COURT OF THE PATRIARCH: NEW EXCAVATIONS AT ROMAN BETH SHE’ARIM IN THE GALILEE
Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre
25 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAY

MONDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2020
PROF CHARLOTTE HEMPEL (University of Birmingham):
WHY WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR EZRA’S LEGACY IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
The lecture will be followed by a Book Launch of the memoirs of the Late Dr Nicholas Slope (former Honorary Secretary of the AIAS).
The memoirs are contained in four books which broadly encapsulate Dr Slope’s contribution to the history of the Royal Navy during the time of Nelson, his archaeological career in the Southern Levant, a narrative of the excavation in Aboukir Bay, Egypt, to rescue the graves of British military personnel and their families, and finally his analysis of the key turning points in British military history during the last three centuries.
Nelson's Navy: Recruitment, Promotion, Discipline and Death, Archaeological Memoirs from the Holy Land, Excavating Nelson's Heroes:
Their Rescue and Recovery, Great British Battles, 1704-1982

MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020
DR RAMI ARAV (University of Omaha, USA):
EXCAVATIONS AT EL-TELL/BETHSAIDA

Admission to AIAS lectures is free. No ticket required unless otherwise stated For enquiries about these and other events, contact the Administrator

Was Wisdom Transformed to Torah in Second Temple Judaism?
The Reception of Torah in and beyond Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature

Conference Date: 20–21 March 2020
Location: Anthropole Building 3174; Université de Lausanne (UNIL); Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions (FTSR)
Organization: Prof. Thomas Römer, Dr. JiSeong J. Kwon
Website:https://news.unil.ch/document/1579790715961.D1579790842443

June

2020 Enoch Seminar Online: Concepts of Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins

Conference Date: June 29-July 2, 2020
Link to Conference poster: http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il/resources/doc/Enoch2020.pdf
Link to Conference Schedule: http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Enoch_Seminar_Online#Schedule_.28New_York_Time_Zone.29 Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory: https://forms.gle/2VfgpsT3EBYDjDt9A

THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES: On the Origin of the Pieces
Virtual Conference

Institution: The University of Agder/Universitetet i Agder
Conference Date: 15th–16th of June, 2020
The Lying Pen of Scribes website:https://lyingpen.com/
The session times given below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
This event is free to join and open to the public.
Click here to register:https://uiano.zoom.us/j/61980408757

May

[VIRTUAL] THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IN RECENT SCHOLARSHIP: A PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Conference Date: MAY 17 - 20, 2020
Location: a virtual conference
Please use this link to see the conference program and to register for each day's sessions: https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/spring-2020/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Public-Conference.html
To read the Conference Flyer please click here
For the CONFERENCE RECORDINGS please click here

April

What is Scripture: Redescribing the Bible in Ancient Judaism

Conference Date: April 30, 1:00pm
Location: Zoom
Website: https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/2020/04/rescheduled-lunch-seminar-david-lambert/

December

En quête des plus anciens manuscrits de la Bible
(In Search of the most Ancient Manuscripts of the Bible)

Conference Date: December 18, 2019
Location: Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem
Website: http://www.crfj.org/en-quete-des-plus-anciens-manuscrits-de-la-bible-vols-pillage-et-contrefacons/

November

SBL/AAR 2019 Annual Meetings
"Search Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls in the online program book at the link provided, for a wealth of sessions and individual papers."

Conference Date: November 23-26, 2019
Location: San Diego, California
Website: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.aspx


Urtext, Archetype, Fluidity or Textual Convergence: The Quest for the Texts of the Hebrew Bible

Conference Date: 5-7 November
Location: Université de Lorraine-Metz
Website: http://www.textualplurality.eu/index.php/activities/conference-urtext

October

Bible exegesis in light of the LXX

Conference Date: October 23-24, 2019
Location: Rome
Institution: Pontifical Biblical Institute
For more info: pibsegr@biblico.it

An International Conference on the Aramaic Manuscripts from the Dead Sea

Conference Date:October 21-22, 2020
Institution: The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Location: Lublin, Poland
E-mail Submission: hdrawnel@kul.pl
From the Books of Enoch to Genesis Apocryphon:
Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch and Related Apocalyptic Traditions from Qumran

The Thirty-Second Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization
“Jews and Gender: Tradition and Change”

Conference Date: October 27-28, 2019
Institution: The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University)
Website: Klutznick Chair website at http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick/

Séminaire Qumân de Paris
QUESTIONS ACTUELLES SUR LES MANUSCRITS DE LA MER MORTE ET LES LITTÉRATURES CONNEXES: QumÂn EN CONTEXTE

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

Haifa Workshop on the Dead Sea Scrolls
סדנת חיפה למגילות בסימן הגעתה לגבורות של פרופ' דבורה דימנט

Workshop Date: May 5, 2019
Location: Haifa University
For the program please click here: https://www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/he/2013-06-18-09-43-03/3629-2019-04-16-05-03-30.html

Conference: "Jesus and the Pharisees: an interdisciplinary reappraisal"

Conference Date: May 7-9, 2019
Location: Pontifical Biblical Institute and Pontifical Gregorian University Piazza della Pilotta 4, Rome Italy
Website:https://www.jesusandthepharisees.org/JesusAndPharisees.php?a=8 For information and program, see:https://www.jesusandthepharisees.org/Home The conference will be streamed over the Internet.
Transmission will begin on May 7, at 9:00 a.m - Rome time (CEST).
The conference first examines the various ancient sources about the Pharisees (Josephus, Qumran, archaeological data, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature). The second part will be devoted to the history of interpretation, from Patristic Literature, to Medieval Jewish interpretations, to Passion Plays, the Movies, Religion Text Books, and Homiletics. In the end, we will look at possible ways to represent the Pharisees less inadequately in the future.


REFRAMING WISDOM LITERATURE - PROBLEMATISING LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS INTERACTIONS IN ANCIENT WISDOM TEXTS

Conference Date: May 30-31, 2019
Location: Department of Classics, King’s College London
Website: https://reframingwisdom.hcommons.org/


Tuesdays at Tantur: "Demons and the Interpretation of Scripture in the New Testament"

Event Date: May 28, 2019, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Chapel Seminar Room, Tantur Ecumenical Institute
Website: https://tantur.org/news-events/events/2019/05/28/tuesdays-at-tantur/

CONFERENCES: “Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets: On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism” (Fort Worth, May 21-22)

Conference Date: May 21-22, 2019
Location: Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX)
On May 21-22, 2019, Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX) will host a two-day conference on prayer in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. This conference, organized by Timothy Sandoval and Ariel Feldman, brings together scholars from the USA and Europe to present their recent work on the topic. The conference is open to public, as is the public lecture on the “Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” by Prof. Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham, UK) that will take place on May 21 at 7 pm at a venue adjacent to the conference. For details see schedule below.
Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets: On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism May 21-22, 2019 Bass Conference Hall, Harrison Bldg., Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas

Tuesday, May 21, 1:00pm-4:35pm
Joretta Marshall (Brite), Welcome

Jonathan Kaplan (UT Austin), “Jonah’s Prayer and the Composition of Jonah”
Timothy Sandoval (Brite), “Address to God (and Other Discourse) in Prov. 30:1-9”

2:05-2:20pm: Coffee break

Carol Newsom (Emory), “‘If I had said….’ (Ps 73:15): Retrospective Introspection in Didactic Psalmody of the Second Temple Period”
George Brooke (University of Manchester, UK), “Patterns of Priesthood and Patterns of Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls”

3:20-3:35pm: Coffee break

Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham, UK), “The Function of the Final Hymn in the Long Text of the Community Rule”
Joseph McDonald (Brite), “Abram’s Prayer for Mercy in the Genesis Apocryphon (20.12-16)”
7:00pm Public Lecture by Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham,
UK): “The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity”
The lecture will take place at the University Christian Church (2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109)

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30am-12:40pm

Ryan Stokes (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), “Deliver Us from the Evil One: Prayers for Protection from Harmful Superhuman Beings in Early Judaism”
Ariel Feldman (Brite), “Three Newly Deciphered Miniature Texts from the Judean Desert: Tefillin or Amulets?”
Molly M. Zahn (University of Kansas), “The Absence of Prayer in the Temple Scroll”

10:00-10:15am: Coffee break

Matthias Henze (Rice), “Prayer in 2 Baruch”
Jack Levison (Perkins), “Prayer and Penitence in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve”
11:15-11:30am: Coffee break

Shelly Matthews (Brite), “Prayer as Prequel: Rehabilitating Peter through Jesus’s Intercession in Luke 22:32)”
Warren Carter (Brite), “Praying the Lord’s Prayer in “Your Tameion”
When There Is No Temple (Matt 6:6-15)”
Concluding Remarks

June

The Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements: Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Conference Date: 27-28 June 2019
Location: University of Bedfordshire (Bedford Campus)
Website: https://censamm.org/conferences/apocalyptic-and-millenarian-movements-critical-and-interdisciplinary-approaches


CONFERENCES: The Scribe in the Biblical World

Conference Date: 17-19 June 2019
Location: Strasbourg
Website for registration:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZuchs0S9datPwNHeUHZLioV0d-zWE9OuEycKin2RJAoSeVA/viewform This international conference focuses on the scribe’s status, training, practices, and work in the Biblical world. What was the scribe’s role in Eastern and Mediterranean societies? Were there rival scribal schools? What was their role in daily life? How many scripts and languages did they grasp? Did they master political and religious rhetoric? Did they travel or share foreign traditions, cultures, and beliefs? Were all scribes redactors, or simple copyists? What was their influence on the redaction of the Bible? How did they relate to political and religious powers? Did they have an authority of their own?

July

SBL International Meeting

Conference Date: 1-5 July, 2019
Hosted: hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.
Website: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Internationalmeeting.aspx

Conference on Hebrew Language and Linguistics

Conference Date: July 8-10, 2019

BAJS Conference 2019

Conference Date:21-24 July 2019
Location:University of Oxford

August

The Tenth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies
"The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Hellenistic Judea"

Conference Date: August 4-8, 2019
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Website: http://ioqs.uni-goettingen.de/


The 23rd Congress of IOSOT will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Institution International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament
Conference Date: 4-9 August, 2019
Website: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/conferences/iosot/index.php

April

The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conference Date: April 11th-13th, 2019
Location: University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
Website: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/


Third Annual Conference – The Israeli Association for the Study of Religions(IASR)

Conference Date: April 8th–9th 2019
Location: Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University, and at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Website: https://www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/call-applications-approaches-holiness


The 9th International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira

Conference Date: April 9-11
Location: Hamilton and Toronto
Click here to read thge program

10th annual joint McMaster University - University of Toronto Scrollery Colloquium

Conference Date: April 9 (immediately preceding the language conference)
Location: Hamilton and Toronto
Website:http://9ishdssbs.weebly.com/ The Scrollery will feature talks by Hanna Tervanotko and Sidnie White Crawford. For further information, see our website at

Josephus between the Bible and the Mishnah

Conference Date: April 7-11, 2019
Location: Hotel Neve Ilan
Website:http://bible.haifa.ac.il/images/%D7%9B%D7%A0%D7%A1_%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A1_%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%9B%D7%9F.pdf

Emerging Voices in Samuel Studies

Conference Date: April 24-25, 2019
Location: Madison, WI

March

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2019

Prize Date: March 9, 2019
Institution: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)
Website: http://www.aiar.org/sean-w-dever-memorial-prize/?mc_cid=f8788539fc&mc_eid=a7841e8167

Workshop on Dead Sea Scrolls resources online

Workshop Date: March 10
Location: National library - Jerusalem
Website: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/Hebrew/library/events/EventsCalendar/Pages/2019-maagarim.aspx

January

“Slip-slidin’ Away: Rethinking the Parting of the Ways Between Ancient Jews and Christians”

Conference Date: January 9, 2019
Location: Rabin Building- room 3001 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Speaker: Prof. Adele Reinhartz, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, Vice-President, Society of Biblical Literature.

Old 2018

February

Digital Archaeology: Quantitative approaches, spatial statistics and socioecological modelling

Conference Date: 4th – 6th February 2019
Location: Institute of Archaeological Science at the University of Bern
Website: www.oeschger.unibe.ch/dab2019

September

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

Conference Date: September 4-5, 2018
Location: Paris, La Sorbonne
Website: http://ancient-worlds-symposium.eu/docs/calls-for-submissions.html
Program: http://ancient-worlds-symposium.eu/docs/program

October

Digital Scholarly Editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: October 8-10, 2018
Location: Haifa, Israel
Website: http://megillot.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/events/127-digital-scholarly-editions-of-the-dead-sea-scrolls-08-10-10-18-haifa-israel

New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region

Conference Date: October 10-11, 2018
Location: Jerusalem
Website: https://www.friendsofiaa.org/events/2018/10/10/jerusalem-conference-new-studies-in-the-archaeology-of-jerusalem-and-its-region-ke4g3-5hjcm-5stfy
Program: https://www.academia.edu/37351696/New_Studies_in_the_Archaeology_of_Jerusalem_and_its_Region_12_2018_-Invitation_and_program


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 ON PSALMS AND RITUAL IN ERFURT

Conference Date: October 24-26, 2018
Location: University of Erfurt (Erfurt, Germany)
Program: http://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2018/03/10/Psalms-in-Ritual-Practices-in-Pluralistic-Contexts---24-25-26102018-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
Website: https://mailchi.mp/aiar/

November

13th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Conference Date: November 2-4, 2018
Location: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Website: https://www.micah.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/registration/
Email: 2018-MICAH@uni-mainz.de

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 https://www.micah.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/registration/ or informally by sending an email to 2018-MICAH@uni-mainz.de 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.

The Mesha Stele 150 Years After The Discover

Conference Date: November 29, 2018
Location: 3 Shimshon st., Jerusalem
Website:http://www.crfj.org/colloque-150e-anniversaire-de-la-decouverte-de-la-stele-de-mesha/

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

December

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.
Website:claudematlofsky@hotmail.com

July

9th International Meeting - International Organization for Targum Studies (IOTS)

Conference Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: University College London
Website: http://targum.info/9th-international-meeting-international-organization-for-targum-studies/

The Karaite Mourners of Zion and the Qumran Scrolls
On the history of an Alternative to Rabbinic Judaism - Evening Symposium

Evening Symposium: July 6, 2018
Website: http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503543369-1

ARAM 47th International Conference: The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology

Conference Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: Oxford (England)
Website: https://www.aramsociety.org/conferences/forthcoming-conference/

August

5000 Years of Comments: The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information

Conference Date: August 7-10, 2018
Location: The Center for Hellenic Studies - Washington
Website: https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6719

April

An International Symposium: The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy: "Clear a Path in the Wilderness"

Conference Date: 29 April - 3 May, 2018
Conveners: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Vienna, New York University, the Israel Antiquities Authority, The Israel Museum
Venues: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Israel Museum
For more information: Please click here


Qumran Tour: "The Trail of the Scrolls" (Mishol Hanan), in memory of Professor Hanan Eshel z"l

Event Date: April 13, 2018 at 10 AM
For more information: Please click here

June

Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop

Conference Date: June 11-12, 2018
Location: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Website: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2017/09/manuscript-workshop.html


When Gods Speak to Men: Divine Speech according to Textual Evidence in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin Call for Paper

Conference Date: June 13-14, 2018
Location: Catholic University of Lille
Website: http://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2017/06/13/CALL-15092017-Divine-Speech-in-the-Ancient-Mediterranean-Basin---Lille-Francia

February

A Summer's Day? With What Shall We Compare the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Conference Date: February 02-02-2018 15:30 - 17:30
Location: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Oude Boteringestraat 33, 9712 GD Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: https://www.rug.nl/ggw/news/events/2018/dirk-smilde-fellowship-inaugural-lecture-prof-dr-george-brooke

Life at the Dead Sea

Conference Date: 21st - 24th February 2018
Location: State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz [smac]
Website: https://www.smac.sachsen.de/fortbildungen-smac_tagung_archaeologisches-museum-in-chemnitz_life-at-the-dead-sea.html

March

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize - Seventeenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2018

Conference Date: The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2018
Institution: The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
Website: http://www.aiar.org/sean-w-dever-memorial-prize/?mc_cid=b99bbf324e&mc_eid=a7841e8167

Old 2017

October

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS SEVENTY YEARS LATER. MANUSCRIPTS, TRADITIONS, INTERPRETATION, AND THEIR BIBLICAL CONTEXT

Conference Date: October 25-26, 2017
Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Website: http://ocs.academicon.pl/index.php/test/DSS2017/schedConf/program

November

"The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70," NYU's Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

Conference Date: November 16-17
Location: New York University's Center for Ancient Studies
Website: https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2017/october/_the-dead-sea-scrolls-at-70--nyus-rose-marie-lewent-conferenceno.html