Seventh Orion International Symposium
REWORKING THE BIBLE AT QUMRAN IN THE CONTEXT OF SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM
A Joint Conference with the Institute for Advanced Studies Research Group 15-17 January 2002. Hebrew University of
Jerusalem (Mt. Scopus and Givat Ram)
The symposium, sponsored in conjunction with the Qumran Research Group of the Hebrew University's Institute for
Advanced Studies, 2001-2002, focused on the ways in which Scripture was viewed, reworked, and interpreted at
Qumran, within the broader context of Jewish literature of the Second Temple period. These papers address the
nature of biblical authority, the emergence of a biblical canon, legal interpretation, literary and exegetical
techniques, the proliferation of interpretive genres, and continuity with rabbinic and early Christian exegesis. A
reassessment of such issues for works of the Qumran community and related literature is particularly timely in
light of the recent publication of a significant number of previously unavailable Scrolls that rework Scripture in
Benjamin Z. Kedar, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies
Galit Hasan-Rokem, Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies
Devorah Dimant, Qumran Group
Esther G. Chazon, Director of the Orion Center
Jeremy Dunkel, Executive Director of the Orion Foundation
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