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DAY 2: The Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship: A Public Conference
The Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship: A Public Conference

Sponsored by:
New York University, Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies & the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Monday, May 18

9:00-11:00 AM EDT: Archaeology, Realia and Science

"New Archaeological Investigations of Qumran Cave 3Q" - Marcello Fidanzio, Faculty of Theology, Lugano

"Inkwells residues as a Pre-screening Tool for Characterizing DSS Ink" - Ilit Cohen-Ofri, Israel Antiquities Authority

"Essenes at Masada" - Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina

"Trade and Manufacture at Qumran, with Special Attention to the Inscriptions" - Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska

11:00-11:30 AM EDT: BREAK

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Mimetic Performance in Ancient Judaism

"Mimetic and Literary Performance in Ancient Judaism" - Hindy Najman, Oxford University

"Mimetic and Scribal Performance in Ancient Judaism" - Eibert Tigchelaar, KU Leuven

12:30-1:00 PM EDT: BREAK

1:00-3:00 PM EDT: Interpreting Dead Sea Scrolls Texts

"Jubilees and the Visions of Amram" - James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame

"Deciphering Fragments: Tefillin or an Amulet?" - Ariel Feldman, Brite Divinity School

"Reimagining Israel: The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period" - Daniel Machiela, McMaster University

"Digital Exploration of the Dead Sea Scrolls with Scripta Qumranica Electronica" - Bronson Brown-deVost, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

May 18, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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