Newswise — “Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship,” an international virtual conference featuring more than three dozen scholars who will share their new discoveries on the ancient religious manuscripts, will be held May 17 through May 20. 

Registration for each day of the conference, organized by New York University’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and with the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, is required by visiting the department’s events page

Sessions include the following: “Canon and Authority”; “Archaeology, Realia, and Science”; “Interpreting Dead Sea Scrolls Texts”; “Science, Technology, and the Scrolls”; “Ideology and Theology”; “Qumran and the Sect”; “Hebrew Bible and its Interpretation”; “Cave 11 and the Temple Scroll”; and “Law and Liturgy”. 

The four-day event will include presentations from researchers at the following institutions: Israel Antiquities Authority, University of Haifa, Yeshiva University, University of Manchester, Hebrew University, Yale University, University of Nebraska, University of Groningen, Bar Ilan University, Brite Divinity School, Catholic University of America, University of Maryland, University of Birmingham, NYU, University of Vienna, McMaster University, University of North Carolina, University of Toronto, Oxford University, University of Notre Dame, Uppsala University, University of Kansas, and Universität Göttingen. 

The conference is supported by the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority in collaboration with NYU, the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies, and NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. 

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