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This index contains links to papers presented at Orion events,
as well as some other lectures and reviews.


  • Altman, Rochelle I. S. Report on the Zoilos Votive Inscription from Tel-Dan. (2000 paper)
  • Altman, Rochelle I. S. Some Aspects of Older Writing Systems: With Focus on the DSS. (1999 paper)
  • Anderson, Gary A. Israel's Burden or Israel's Debt(2002 Abstract)
  • Anderson, Gary A. The Status of the Torah in the Pre-Sinaitic Period: St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. (1996 paper)
  • Anderson, Gary A. Towards a Theology of the Tabernacle and its Furniture. (2004 paper)
  • Attridge, Harold. The Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls. (2004 paper)

  • Bar-Asher, Moshe. Remarks on Some Linguistic Features of Qumran Hebrew(2002 Abstract)
  • Baumgarten, Albert. The Perception of the Past in the Damascus Document. (1998 abstract)
  • Baumgarten, Joseph M. Tannaitic Halakha and Qumran: A Re-Evaluation(2003 paper)
  • Baumgarten, Joseph M. The Qumran Avoidance of the Death Penalty(2002 Abstract)
  • Baumgarten, Joseph M. Scripture and Law in 4Q265. (1996 paper)
  • Baumgarten, Joseph M. The Laws of the Damascus Document - Between Bible and Mishnah. (1998 paper)
  • Berlin, Adele. Qumran Laments and the Study of Lament Literature. (2000 paper)
  • Bernstein, Moshe. Exegesis and Story in the Early Columns of the Genesis Apocryphon(2002 Abstract)
  • Bernstein, Moshe. Pseudepigraphy at Qumran: Categories and Functions. (1997 paper)
  • Berrin, Shani. Pesher Nahum, Psalms of Solomon and Pompey(2002 paper)
  • Bockmuehl, Markus. Qumran Commentaries in Graeco-Roman Context. (2004 paper)
  • Bregman, Marc. The Aqedah at Qumran: Fire on the Mountain: a Comparison of 4Q225 Pseudo-Jubileesa and Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer, Chapter 31. (1998 lecture).
  • Bregman, Marc. Pseudepigraphy in Rabbinic Literature. (1997 paper)
  • Brooke, George J. Shared Intertextual Interpretations in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. (1996 paper)
  • Brooke, George J. Between Authority and Canon: The Significance of Reworking the Bible for Understanding the Canonical Process(2002 paper)
  • Brooke, George J. Prophets and Prophecy in the Qumran Scrolls and the New Testament. (2004 paper) C
  • Chazon, Esther G. Human Prayer and Angelic Prayer in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (2000 paper)
  • Chiesa, Bruno. The Damascus Document and the Karaite Literature of the 10th Century. (1998 abstract)
  • Collins, John. J. The Eschatologizing of Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls(2001 paper)
  • Collins, John. J. Pseudepigraphy and Group Formation in Second Temple Judaism. (1997 paper)
  • Cotton, Hannah. The Impact of the Documents from the Judaean Desert on the Study of Jewish History in the First and Second Century CE. (1999 abstract).

  • Davies, Philip R. The Judaism(s) of the Damascus Document. (1998 abstract and paper)
  • Dimant, Devorah. Between Sectarian and Non-Sectarian : the Case of the Apocryphon of Joshua(2002 Abstract)
  • Dimant, Devorah. Mussar La-mevin (4QInstruction) _a Sectarian Wisdom(2001 Abstract)
  • Dimant, Devorah. Time and Torah at Qumran. (1996 abstract)
  • Doering, Lutz. Parallels Without "Parallelomania" Methodological Reflections on Comparative Analysis of Halakha in the Dead Sea Scrolls(2003 paper)
  • Doudna, Gregory L., Dissertation abstract on 4QPesher Nahum

  • Elgvin, Torleif. Priestly Sages? The Milieus of Origin of 4QMysteries and 4QInstruction(2001 Abstract)
  • Elgvin, Torleif. 4Q474. A Rachel-Joseph Text. (1997 paper)
  • Elgvin, Torleif. 1Q/4QMysteries, 4QInstruction and the roots of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy. (2000 paper)
  • Eshel, Esther. Aspects of the Bethel Cult Traditions in Second Temple Literature(2002 Abstract)
  • Eshel, Esti. Fragments of Wisdom texts from Maresha(2001 Abstract)
  • Eshel, Hanan. CD 12 15-17 and Stone Vessels Found at Qumran. (1998 paper)
  • Eshel, Hanan. The Kittim in the War Scroll and in the Pesharim. (1999 paper)

  • Falk, Daniel K. Motivation for Communal Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism. (2000 paper).
  • Fassberg, Steven E. On Dependent Clauses in Ben Sira. (1996 abstract).
  • Fassberg, Steven E. The Linguistic Study of the Damascus Document: A Historical Perspective. (1998 paper)
  • Fröhlich, Ida. "Narrative Exegesis" in the Dead Sea Scrolls. (1996 paper)
  • Fröhlich, Ida. History as Seen from Qumran. (1999 paper).
  • Fraade, Steven D. Looking for Legal Midrash at Qumran. (1996 paper)
  • Fraade, Steven D. Looking for Narrative Midrash at Qumran(2003 Abstract)
  • Frey, Jorg . John and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Recent Perspectives on Johannine Dualism and its Background(2004 paper)

  • Goodblatt, David. Judean Nationalism in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (1999 paper).
  • Goranson, Stephen. Rereading Pliny on the Essenes: Some Bibliographic Notes. (1998 paper)
  • Gorsky, Azriel. Analysis of Microscopic Material and the Stitching of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Preliminary Study. (1998 paper).
  • Granat, Yehoshua. Before the World was Made’: Early Piyyut and the Afterlife of Pseudepigrapha. (2007 Abstract).

  • Hacham, Noah. Exile and Self-Identity in the Qumran Sect and in Hellenistic Judaism. (2007 paper)
  • Hacham, Noah. Public Fasts in the Judean Desert Scrolls and Associated Literature. (1999 paper)
  • Halpern-Amaru, Betsy. The Naming of Levi in the Book of Jubilees. (1997 paper)
  • Halpern-Amaru, Betsy. Betsy Halpern-Amaru(2002 Abstract)
  • Hempel, Charlotte. The Laws of the Damascus Document and 4QMMT. (1998 paper)
  • Hirschfeld, Yizhar. Recent Discoveries in the Archaeology of Qumran. (1998 abstract)
  • Hirschfeld, Yizhar. Aerial Photos of Qumran: Recent Discoveries in the Archaeology of Qumran. (1998 abstract and photos)
  • Hirschfeld, Yizhar. Ein Gedi 1998 . (1998 essay). The author invites comments and reactions.

  • Ilan, Tal. Queen Shlomzion's Reign as Reflected in the Qumran Document. (1999 paper)

  • Jan Willem Van Henten. Moses as Heavenly Messenger in As. Mos and Qumran Documents(2001 Abstract)
  • Justnes, Aarstein. 4Q215a in Context(2001 Abstract)
  • Jonge, Marinus de. Levi in "Aramaic Levi" and in the Testament of Levi. (1997 paper)

  • Kister, Menachem. A Common Heritage: Biblical Interpretation at Qumran and Its Implications. (1996 paper)
  • Kister, Menachem. Physical and Metaphysical Measurements Ordained by God according to the Literature of Second Temple Period(2002 paper)
  • Kister, Menachem. Divorce, Reproof and Other Sayings in the Synoptic Gospels: Jesus Traditions in the Context of "Qumranic" and Other Texts" (2004 paper)
  • Kister, Menachem. Liturgical Scrolls and their Contribution to the Study of the Formulation of the Amidah Prayer" (2007 Abstract)
  • Knohl, Israel. Melchizedek: A Model of Union of Kingship and Priesthood in the Hebrew Bible, 11QMelchizedek and the Epistle to the Hebrews (2004 paper)
  • Kugel, James. Halakhic Elements in the Aramaic Levi Document(2002 Abstract)
  • Kugel, James. Some Examples of Ancient Biblical Interpretation. (1996 abstract).

  • Levine, David. A Temple Prayer for Fast Days. (2000 paper)
  • Lichtenberger, Hermann. Demonology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. (2004 paper)

  • Main, Emmanuelle. For King Jonathan or Against Him? The Use of the Bible in 4Q448. (1996 abstract)
  • Mandel, Paul. The Sources of Knowledge in Qumran and in Rabbinic Literature. A Study of the Evolution of a Metaphor. (1997 paper)
  • Maori, Yeshayahu. Leviticus 17 versus Deuteronomy 12: From Qumran Through to the Middle Ages(2002 Abstract)
  • Mason, Steve. What Josephus Says about the Essenes in his Judean War. (2000 paper)
  • Metso, Sarianna. The Relationship Between The Damascus Document and The Community Rule. (1998 abstract and paper)
  • Morgenstern, Matthew. The 'Song of Noah' in the Genesis Apocryphon. (1996 abstract)

  • Nickelsburg, George W. E. Patriarchs Who Worry About Their Wives: A Haggadic Tendency in the Genesis Apocryphon. (1996 paper)
  • Nickelsburg, George W. E. The Nature and Function of Revelation in 1 Enoch, Jubilees and Some Qumranic Documents. (1997 paper)
  • Nitzan, Bilhah. The Concept of the Covenant between God and Israel in the Qumran Writings: An Historical Perspective. (1999 abstract).
  • Nodet, Etienne. Passover at Gilgal: from Joshua to Qumran and Jesus. (2004 paper).

  • Paul Mandel. What is Midrash Torah? Teaching and Interpretation at Qumran in the Light of Rabbinic Usage(2003 Abstract)
  • Pfann, Stephen. Redaction History of the Rule of the Congregation. (1999 abstract)


  • Rajak, Tessa . A Contrasting Uses of the Greek bible: Hellenistic-Jewish Literature and the New Testament .. (2004 paper)
  • Rappaport, Uriel. A Note on the Use of the Bible in 1 Macc.. (1996 paper)
  • Regev, Eyal. Yose ben Yoezer and the Qumran Sectarians on Purity Laws: Agreement, Controversy and Encounter?. (1998 abstract)
  • Regev, Eyal. Reconstructing Qumranic and Rabbinic Halakhic Worldviews: Dynamic Holiness vs. Static Holiness(2003 paper)
  • Regev, Eyal. Temple and Righteousness in Qumran and Early Christianity: Tracing the Social Difference between the Two Movements(2004 paper)
  • Reif, Stefan C. The Damascus Document from the Cairo Genizah: Its History, Discovery and Importance. (1998 paper)
  • Reif, Stefan C. The Second Temple Period, Qumran Research and Rabbinic Liturgy: Some Contextual and Linguistic Comparisons (2000 paper)
  • Reinhartz, Adele. We, you, they; boundary language in 4qmmt and the new testament epistles (2004 paper)
  • Rofe, Alexander. Zedekiah from the Bible to Qumran(2002 Abstract)
  • Rofe, Alexander. Revealed Wisdom: From the Bible to Qumran(2001 paper)
  • Ruzer, Serge . Instances of Exegetical Closeness between the DDS and the New Testament, and Their Implications(2004 paper)

  • Sarason, Richard S. Communal Prayer at Qumran and among the Rabbis: Certainties and Uncertainties. (1999 paper)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. Lawrence Schiffman(2001 Abstract)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why?. (1995 abstract)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. The Case of the Day of Atonement Ritual. (1996 paper)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. The Temple Scroll and the Halakhic Pseudepigrapha of the Second Temple Period. (1997 paper)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. The Relationship of the Zadokite Fragments to the Temple Scroll. (1998 abstract)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. Descriptions of the Jerusalem Temple in Josephus and the Temple Scroll. (1999 paper)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. Laws of Forbidden Marriage in the Temple Scroll and Rabbinic Literature(2003 Abstract)
  • Schiffman, Lawrence H. Halakhic Elements in the Aramaic Levi Document (2002 Abstract)
  • Schmidt, Francis. Ancient Jewish Astrology: An Attempt to Interpret 4QCryptic (4Q186). (1996 paper)
  • Schremer, Adiel. Qumran-Essene Marital Prohibitions: CD IV:20-V:11 and Its Social Background. (1998 abstract)
  • Schremer, Adiel. [T]he[y] Did Not Read in the Book": Qumran and the Emergence of Torah Study in Ancient Judaism. (1999 abstract)
  • Schuller, Eileen M. The Terminology for Prayer in the Bible and DSS. (1996 abstract)
  • Schuller, Eileen M. The Use and Function of Psalms from Qumran: Revisiting the Question (2000 paper)
  • Schwartz, Daniel R. On Something Biblical about 2 Macc.. (1996 paper).
  • Schwartz, Daniel R. Antiochus Epiphanes in Jerusalem. (1999 paper)
  • Schwartz, Daniel R. Special People or Special Books: On Qumran and New Testament Notions of Canon. (2004 paper)
  • Segal, Michael. Michael Segal(2002 Abstract)
  • Shemesh, Aharon. Qumranic Laws of Shiduhim (4Q271-3):Biblical Origins and Rabbinic Parallels. (1998 abstract)
  • Shemesh, Aharon. Things of Specified Measure(2003 paper)
  • Sterling, Gregory Is There a Common Ethic in Second Temple Judaism(2001 Abstract)
  • Stoekl Daniel Ben Ezra On Books and Their Collectors: The Qumran ‘Library’ and Early Christian Book Collections(2004 Abstract)
  • Stone, Michael E. The Axis of History at Qumran. (1997 paper)
  • Stone, Michael E. Biblical Perspectives: Contents
  • Stone, Michael E. Pseudepigraphical Perspectives: Contents
  • Stone, Michael E. Damascus Document: Contents
  • Stone, Michael E. Historical Perspectives: Contents
  • Stone, Michael E. Review: Florentino Garcia Martinez, Qumran and Apocalyptic: Studies on the Aramaic Texts from Qumran
  • Stone, Michael E. Review: Devora Dimant and Uriel Rappaport The Dead Sea Scrolls: Forty Years of Research
  • Science and the Scrolls Taskforce, Abstracts of Papers, Prague Conference

  • Tabory, Joseph. A Second Temple Non-Temple Liturgy. (2000 paper)
  • Talmon, Shemaryahu. Between the Bible and the Mishnah: "Those Who enter the New Covenant" from the Period of the Second Temple. (1996 abstract)
  • Taylor, Justin. The Community of Goods among the First Christians and among the Essenes. (1999 paper)
  • Tov, Emanuel. The Rewritten Book of Joshua as Found at Qumran and Masada. (1996 paper)
  • Tov, Emanuel. "The Many Faces of Scripture: Reflections on the LXX and 4QReworked Pentateuch". (2006 Abstract)

  • VanderKam, James C. The Angel Story in the Book of Jubilees. (1997 paper)
  • Vered Noam Traces of Sectarian Halakha in the Rabbinic World(2003 paper)


  • Weiss-Halivni, David The Mishnah Understood in Light of the Scrolls: The Example of the Fetus(2003 Abstract)
  • Werman, Cana. Law, Authority and Writing(2003 paper)
  • Werman, Cana. Qumran and The Book of Noah. (1997 paper)
  • Werman, Cana. A Messiah in Heaven? A Re-evaluation of Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Traditions. (2004 paper)
  • Wright, Benjamin G. Qumran Pseudepigrapha in Early Christianity: Is 1 Clem. 50:4 a Citation of 4QPseudo-Ezekiel (4Q385)?. (1997 paper)
  • Wright, Benjamin G. The Categories of Rich and Poor in the Qumran Sapiential Literature(2001 paper)

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