Orion's Second International Symposium
Sunday 12 January - Tuesday 14 January, 1997 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PSEUDEPIGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES: THE APOCRYPHA AND THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHA IN
LIGHT OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Recent decades have seen a remarkable renaissance of the study of
pseudepigraphical literature. This was partly fueled by the discovery of
the Dead Sea Scrolls and partly by developments in the study of
NewTestament and early Judaism. It is, however, only in the last few years
that the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volumes, containing the
definitive texts of known and unknown pseudepigraphic writings, have
started to appear. Thus, "Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls" raises
many new issues.
The Dead Sea Scrolls present us with an abundance of known and previously
unknown pseudepigrapha. The purpose of this year's symposium is to assess
what the contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls is to the study of this
literature and which questions have been resolved and which others created
by the new discoveries.
We hope you will be able to join the participants and
attend the International Symposium sponsored by the Orion
Center for the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew University.
|PARTICIPANTS - Alphabetical List of Papers and Abstracts
- Moshe Bernstein, "The Degrees and Functions of Pseudepigraphy at Qumran"
- Marc Bregman, "Pseudepigraphy in Rabbinic Literature"
- John J. Collins, "Pseudepigrapha and Group Formation in Second
- M. de Jonge, "Levi in 'Aramaic Levi' and in the Testament of Levi"
- Devorah Dimant, "On Resurrection: Prophets and Pseudo-Prophets at Qumran"
- Torleif Elgvin, "4Q474--A Joseph Apocryphon"
- Rachel Elior, "The Beginning of Jewish Mysticism: from Priestly Opposition to Merkavah Mysticism"
- Esther Eshel, "4Q Historical Text (4Q248) and the Literary Growth of the Book of Daniel"
- Betsy Halpern-Amaru, "The Naming of Levi in Jubilees"
- Martha Himmelfarb, "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Genre Apocalypse"
- James Kugel, "The Prayer of Enosh and Ancient Biblical Interpretation"
- Paul Mandel, "The Sources of Knowledge in Qumran and in Rabbinic Literature: A Study of the Evolution of a Metaphor"
- Matthew Morgenstern, "The Genesis Apocryphon and its Contemporaries: Some Linguistic Considerations"
- George Nickelsburg, "Revelation in the Pseudepigrapha and Some Qumranic Writings"
- Lawrence Schiffman, "The Temple Scroll and the Halakhic Pseudepigrapha of the Second Temple Period"
- Michael E. Stone, "The Axis of History at Qumran"
- James C. Vanderkam, "The Angel Story in the Book of Jubilees"
- Cana Werman, "Qumran and the Book of Noah"
- Benjamin Wright, "Qumran Pseudepigraha in Christianity: Is 1 Clement 50:4 a Citation of 4Q Pseudo Ezekiel?"
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PAPERS
The names listed in capital letters have complete papers posted.
Papers that appear on this page are unedited, unrevised
prepublication versions. They are not to be cited.
Copyright belongs to the authors. They will appear eventually in edited,
revised versions as part of our proceedings series. Greek and Hebrew texts
have not been formatted.