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Are eschatology and apocalypticism “healthy”?

This week at the International SBL meeting, three Qumran sessions were given over to commemorating the work of John Collins on Apocalypticism. In the first session Prof. Collins, in his summary of his work on apocalypticism, said something that made me go “hmmmm.” Now, I should say that I may be misremembering the precise quote, however I have asked colleagues who were also there and they confirm the sentiment is as I have presented it. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Qumran PhD candidate wanted

I received the following email today. It seems the Qumran Institute at the University of Groningen is looking for a candidate. Dear colleagues, The Qumran Institute is looking for a PhD candidate for the project ‘The Jewish Revolt against Rome: Religious Groups and the Shaping of Identities in First-Century Judaea’. See www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute Kind regards, Mladen Popovic Director Qumran Institute Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies University of Groningen Oude Boteringestraat 38 9712 GK Groningen the Netherlands […]

IOQS Call for papers

International Organization for Qumran Studies Seventh Meeting HELSINKI, FINLAND AUGUST 2–4, 2010 Call for Papers The Scrolls and Biblical Traditions For the special topic of this seventh meeting of the IOQS, we invite papers that discuss any aspect of the transmission, use, or interpretation of biblical traditions in the Scrolls from the Judean Desert. We therefore welcome papers ranging from studies of the biblical scrolls proper, on the relationship between scrolls and the versions, or […]