Está acontecendo, nestes dias, em Jerusalém, uma interessante conferência sobre os Manuscritos do Mar Morto, com a participação de estudiosos de renome na área, de várias Universidades israelenses, norte-americanas e europeias. O tema é: Os Manuscritos do Mar Morto e a Cultura Contemporânea: Celebrando os 60 anos da descoberta.
Diz o boletim do Orion Center:
Scholars from Israel and abroad convene to mark 60 years of Scrolls research, with presentations on issues in the interpretation of the Scrolls and Qumran archaeology. Sponsored by the Dorot Foundation and the Nussia and Andre Aisenstadt Foundation in collaboration with the Orion Center, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
As palestras são em inglês, a participação é restrita aos convidados, mas a conferência está sendo transmitida pela Internet.
O programa diz:
This conference follows up on the 1997 congress held in memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the scrolls’ discovery, but with a different emphasis. This time, our aim is to reflect on the progress made in the last ten years and to articulate our hopes for the future of Qumran studies. The conference program will update us on the most recent developments in scholarly opinion, as we seek to reconceptualize and recontextualize the scrolls in today’s world. We will then be ready to address such questions as: how does the public learn about the scrolls; how can we dispel myths and inaccuracies; and how might knowledge of the scrolls be incorporated in related academic research and in educational settings? How should Dead Sea Scroll scholars present their subject, which embraces the study of ancient civilizations, the phenomenology of religion, and the history of both Judaism and Christianity, and is of contemporary relevance and interest to schoolchildren, university students, and the public at large?
Observo nomes como:
Prof. Emanuel Tov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University, USA
Prof. Florentino García Martínez, K.U. Leuven University, Belgium
Dr. Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham, UK
Prof. James VanderKam, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Prof. Roni Reich, University of Haifa, Israel
Prof. Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Prof. Hanan Eshel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Dr. Esther Chazon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Eileen Schuller, McMaster University, Canada
Prof. Tal Ilan, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof. Yair Hoffman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Stephen J. Pfann, University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Eugene Ulrich, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Prof. Peter W. Flint, Trinity Western University, Canada
Prof. Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa, Israel
Prof. John J. Collins, Yale University, USA
Prof. James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
Prof. Israel Knohl, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. George Brooke, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Armin Lange, University of Vienna, Austria
e tantos outros…