Dead Sea Scrolls

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University of Groningen Scholarship

Passing along this opportunity. Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship for Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, established by Jan Overmeer The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (University of Groningen) is delighted to present the Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship for excellent students. The scholarship is specifically for students in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls. The scholarship is € 1,000 and is meant […]

More on the new online Dead Sea Scrolls project

The IAA and Google partnership that has resulted in the the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library received a lot of press (and blog attention) when first released a few weeks ago. Now, on the IOQS Facebook page Shani Tzoref ask for this additional help from us on the project as it enters phase two. Shani Tzoref On the IAA digital library again… the IAA is about to start working on Phase 2 of […]

PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls

Passing along an announcement from the Qumran Institute. PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen offers a four-year PhD position (0,9 fte) in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls as of the next academic year. This PhD position is financed by a grant of the SNS/Reaal Fund. Research proposals should fit the research profile of […]

Sacred Techs is up!

I am very pleased to announce that the first post and podcast of Sacred Techs are now up! (The podcast is even available via iTunes.) This site is a collaboration between myself and Dr. Robert Cargill. We describe the site as, “posts and podcasts relevant to the study of things ancient using things very modern.” With “Sacred Techs” we wanted to bring together information focused upon using technology in the real of biblical and ancient studies. It […]

Best summary of the metal codices yet

I have been following this whole business of “more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls” discovery. As usual Jim Davila has been on top of it all and today provides the best summary I have yet read. RANDOM THOUGHTS on the fake metal codices. So just because one of the codices is a fake, does it mean they all are? Lets see. Some guy makes a major epigraphic discovery. So what does he do? He […]

Call for Papers – Qumran Sessions this Summer

I received this from Eibert Tigchelaar. A lot of great sessions and conferences in exciting places. Too bad I will be at home trying to get a book in hand. The post is long so be sure to click through. Information on Qumran sessions at the SBL London (and EABS Thessaloniki) Summer 2011  — sent to the IOQS mailing list SBL 2011 INTERNATIONAL MEETING London, United Kingdom Meeting Begins: 7/4/2011 Meeting Ends: 7/8/2011 Call For Papers Opens: 10/1/2010 […]

Dead Sea Scrolls to be digitized…again

When I was working on my doctorate at Oxford I scanned ALL the existing photos of the scrolls at an amazing 300dpi for the first ever CD-ROM published by OUP, Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library. If anybody could be forgiven for missing the deadline to opt out of the Google Books settlement, it’s probably the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Israel Antiquities Authority has tapped Google to digitize the famous texts, one of […]

Second Qumran Institute Symposium

The following was sent to me this morning. My Scandinavia trip for this year will be spent attending the IOSOT/IOTS next month but for those who can attend, this should be excellent. Second Qumran Institute Symposium, 21-22 October 2010 Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands The Jewish War against Rome (66-70/74): Interdisciplinary Perspectives For more information on the conference, short abstracts and to register, please go to www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute Programme Thursday, 21 […]

DSS Note: Chronicle of Higher Ed on cost of having Scrolls

This is behind a pay wall and doesn’t reveal much that you don’t already know, but I thought I would note this piece from CHE. Scholars Try to Piece Together Whats Best Done With the Dead Sea Scrolls – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story will be available for free for 5 days at this link.