This volume constitutes the proceedings of the March 7, 2008 Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies at New York University, dedicated to "The Dead Sea Scrolls at 60: The Scholarly Contributions of NYU Faculty and Alumni." These studies offer a sampling of the extensive research conducted by three generations of NYU faculty, students, and alumni, in a range of domains pertaining to the scrolls and documents discovered in the Judean Desert since 1947, including Hebrew language, religious thought, and law.
Lawrence H. Schiffman is Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. His latest book is
Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism (Eerdmans, 2010).
Shani Tzoref, PhD (2001), Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, is currently a Research Associate with the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Her publications in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls and early biblical interpretation include
The Pesher Nahum Scroll from Qumran (Brill 2004).
Contributors include: Joseph Angel, Moshe J. Bernstein, Yaakov Elman, Andrew Gross, Alex P. Jassen, Erik Larson, Judah Lefkovits, Baruch Levine, Gary Rendsburg, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Alexei Sivertsev, Mark S Smith, Shani Tzoref.
All those interested in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Judaism, biblical interpretation.