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.