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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Past, Present and Future

16 November, 2022

Precisely 75 years ago, on November 29th,  1947, Prof. Eleazar Sukenik, the founder of our institute, purchased three scrolls that were discovered by Bedouins in Qumran, in the northern Judean Desert. Sukenik immediately realized the importance of the discovery and the dating of the scrolls to the days of the Second Temple. Additional scrolls were later purchased by his son, Prof. Yigael Yadin, and the site in Qumran was excavated by Father Roland de Vaux from the French School of Biblical and Archaeological Research.

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Call For Papers: Jerusalem Journal of Archeology (JJAR)

16 November, 2022

The Institute of Archaeology is happy to announce that after three thematic issues, the Jerusalem Journal of Archeology (JJAR), published by the Institute of Archeology at the Hebrew University, addresses archaeology researchers with a call for its first eclectic issue!

JJAR is an academic journal that accepts articles dealing with all aspects of the archaeology of the Levant and the Ancient Near East, from the Lower Paleolithic to the present, and especially those that present original interdisciplinary research.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Past, Present and Future

16 November, 2022

Precisely 75 years ago, on November 29th,  1947, Prof. Eleazar Sukenik, the founder of our institute, purchased three scrolls that were discovered by Bedouins in Qumran, in the northern Judean Desert. Sukenik immediately realized the importance of the discovery and the dating of the scrolls to the days of the Second Temple. Additional scrolls were later purchased by his son, Prof. Yigael Yadin, and the site in Qumran was excavated by Father Roland de Vaux from the French School of Biblical and Archaeological Research.

The scrolls are considered among the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in Israel and shed much light on issues of society, religion, language and culture in the days of the Second Temple, as well as on the formulation of the biblical text and other issues. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the scrolls, the Institutes of Archaeology and Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University organized a conference in which the past, present and future of the study of the scrolls will be discussed (lectures will be held in Hebrew). Welcome to join!