The 20th Congress of IOSOT 1 - 6 August, 2010


Ms. Jutta Jokiranta, DTh
Congress Secretary
P.O. Box 4
FI−00014 University of Helsinki
E-mail: iosot-2010 AT
phone: +358 9 191 24348

International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS)

pencilInternational Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS) will have its 7th congress. Special theme of the congress is The Scrolls and Biblical traditions. Person in charge: Prof. Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, Executive Secretary of IOQS.

Programme of IOQS

Monday 2 Aug, Morning session (9:00–12:30),
Main Building Hall 13

Chair: Eibert Tigchelaar: Opening

George Brooke (9:00–9:30): Opening lecture: The Scrolls and Biblical Traditions

Devorah Dimant (9:30–10:00): Pseudo-Ezekiel and the Apocryphon of Jeremiah in Perspective

Daniel Falk (10:00–10:30): The use of scripture in prayers at Qumran and in the New Testament

Molly M. Zahn (10:30–11:00): The Question of Genre in Rewritten Scripture: A Reassessment

Coffee Break (11:00–11:30)

Aharon Shemesh (11:30–12:00): Pesher, Midrash and other exegetical terms in the Dead Sea Scrolls revisited

Sarianna Metso (12:00–12:30): Leviticus Outside the Legal Genre in Writings from Qumran

12:30 Announcement made by Florentino García Martínez and Corrado Martone

Lunch Break (12:30–14:30)

Monday 2 Aug, Session A (14:30–17:55),
Main Building Hall 13

Chair: John Kampen

Peter Porzig (14:30–14:55): Traditions in Transmission: Case Studies in the Material Evidence found in the Qumran Scrolls

Torleif Elgvig (14:55–15:20): A Variant Literary Edition of 2 Samuel from Qumran

Andrea Ravasco (15:20–15:45): Saul and the Feast of Weeks: 1 Sam 10:4 in 4QSama and Biblical Tradition

Christian Seppänen (15:45–16:10): 4QSama, the Masoretic text, and the Septuagint: A Statistical Analysis

Coffee Break (16:10–16:40)

Chair: Daniel Machiela

Hanne von Weissenberg (16:40–17:05): “Aligned” or “Non-Aligned”? Textual Status of the Twelve in the Late Second Temple Period

Corrado Martone (17:05–17:30): All the Bibles We Need: The Impact of the Qumran Evidence on Biblical Lower Criticism

Esti Eshel (17:30–17:55): New Biblical Fragments from the Schøyen Collection

Monday 2 Aug, Session B (14:30–17:55),
Main Building Hall 10

Chair: Annette Steudel

Bill Loader (14:30–14:55): Sex and Conflict Development in Qumran Literature

René Enzenauer (14:55–15:20): Reading the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice – A New Approach

Dorothy M. Peters (15:20–15:45): Hospitality and Violence Towards the “Outsider”: From Torah to Qumran

Jonathan Ben-Dov and Aharon Shemesh (15:4516:10): Discussion on Aharon Shemesh, Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis. Taubman Lectures in Jewish Studies, 6.

Coffee Break (16:10–16:40)

Chair: Alison Schofield

David Hamidović (16:40–17:05): Why Did the Community of Qumran Keep Different Versions of the Sacrifice of Isaac? 

Michael Lesley (17:05–17:30): Rewritten Wisdom and the Demonic in 4Q184

Gudrun Holtz (17:30–17:55): Temple and Purification Rituals

Tuesday 3 Aug, Morning Session with IOSOT (9:00–12:30),
Porthania PI

Chair: Sarianna Metso

Sidnie White Crawford (9:00–10:00): Scribal Traditions in the Pentateuch and the History of the Early Second Temple Period

Charlotte Hempel (10:00–11:00): The Social Matrix that Gave Rise to the Hebrew Bible and the Scrolls

Coffee Break (11:00–11:30)

Anneli Aejmelaeus (11:30–12:30): How to Reach the Old Greek in 1 Samuel and What to Do with It?

Tuesday 3 Aug, Session A (14:3017:55), Main Building Hall 13

Chair: Daniel Falk

Francesco Zanella (14:30–14:55): “Sectarian” and “Non-Sectarian” Qumran Texts. Some lexical examples: the substantives נדר ,חרם ,דלת and הון

Harry Fox (14:55–15:20): Sectarian Names

Matthew A. Collins (15:20–15:45): From Scriptural Text to Sectarian Terminology: Isaiah 30 and ‘The Seekers of Smooth Things’

Arie van der Kooij (15:45–16:10): The Yahad—What is in this name?

16:1016:40 Coffee Break

Chair: Molly Zahn

Jonathan G. Campbell (16:40–17:05): Josephus’ Twenty-two Book Canon and the Qumran Scrolls

Daniel A. Machiela (17:05–17:30): The Rise of Biblical Commentary in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Late Second Temple Judaism: How and Why?

Hans Debel (17:30–17:55): The Genesis Apocryphon as A Non-Hebrew ‘Variant Literary Edition’ of the Patriarchal Accounts: Some Inner-Textual Considerations

Tuesday 3 Aug, Session B (14:3017:55), Main Building Hall 5

Chair: Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

Archie T. Wright (14:3014:55): Function of שטן from Job to the New Testament: Working within the Sovereign Rule of YHWH

Mikael Winninge (14:5515:20): Theology in the Psalms of Solomon in Comparison to Theologies in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Relevance for New Testament Studies

Ruth Henderson (15:2015:45): Structure and Allusion in the Apostrophe to Zion (11QPsa XXII 1–15)

John B. Whitley (15:4516:10): Expansion, Interpretation, and Emulation in 4QApocryphon of Jeremiah C

Coffee Break (16:1016:40)

Chair: Esther Chazon

Jonathan Ben-Dov (16:4017:05): Jubilees and the Qumran Psalter

Ingo Kottsieper (17:0517:30): Exegesis and Politics at Qumran

Ingo Kottsieper, Reinhard G. Kratz and Annette Steudel: Presentation Göttingen Project: Qumran Lexicon and Heinz-Josef Fabry: Presentation Theologisches Wörterbuch Qumran (17:3017:55)

Tuesday evening, Panel Discussion (18:00–19:15),
Main Building Hall 13

Panel Discussion on two books: John J. Collins, Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Alison Schofield, From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of the Textual Development for the Community Rule
Participants: John J. Collins and Alison Schofield
Panelists: Florentino García Martínez, Charlotte Hempel, Jutta Jokiranta and Arie van der Kooij

Wednesday 4 Aug, Session A (9:00–12:30),
Main Building Hall 13

Chair: Sidnie White Crawford

Armin Lange (9:009:30): The Text(s) of the Book of Jeremiah in Light of its Quotations and Allusions in the Qumran Library

Matthias Weigold (9:3010:00): The Textual History of Liturgically Used Biblical Passages in the Second Temple Period in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls

John Elwolde (10:0010:30): The Hodayot’s use of the Psalter: text-critical contributions (Book 3: Pss. 7389; Book 4: Pss. 90106)

Mika S. Pajunen (10:3011:00): The Prayer of Manasseh in 4Q381 and the Account of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33

Coffee Break (11:00–11:30)

Bennie Reynolds (11:3012:00): Whose History? The Sources for Ex Eventu Prophecies at Qumran and the Authority of “Biblical” Books

Samuel Thomas (12:0012:30): Ears For Seeing: גלה אזן as a Mode of Perception in Qumran Texts

Wednesday 4 Aug, Session B (9:00–12:30),
Main Building Hall 5

Session B, Main Building Hall 5
Chair: Charlotte Hempel

John Kampen (9:009:30): “Torah” and Authority in the Major Sectarian Rules Texts from Qumran

Alex P. Jassen (9:3010:00): Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Restriction on Discussion of Business on the Sabbath in a Comparative Context

Bilhah Nitzan (10:0010:30): Interpretation of 4Q470 in Light of the Tradition Concerning the Renewal of the Covenant Between God and Israel

Albert L.A. Hogeterp (10:3011:00): Relations with Gentiles in the Damascus Document and Biblical Tradition: A Study in Intertextuality

11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

Paul Heger (11:3012:00): Halakhic Disputes between Rabbis and Qumran in Light of Umberto Eco’s Theory of Interpretation

Hannah Harrington (12:0012:30): How does Intermarriage Defile the Sanctuary?

Wednesday 4 Aug, Session A (14:30–17:55),
Main Building Hall 13

Chair: Armin Lange

Trine B. Hasselbalch (14:3014:55): The Literary Constructions of the Speaker in the Hodayot

Mila Ginsburskaya (14:5515:20): Exploring Cognitive Dissonance at Qumran

Helen R. Jacobus (15:2015:45): Qumran Calendars and the Creation: A New Look at 4Q317 (4QcryptA Lunisolar Calendar)

Liora Goldman (15:4516:10): Moses’ Name and Destiny in the Visions of Amram

Coffee Break (16:10–16:40)

Chair: Judith Newman

Wayne O. McCready (16:4017:05): Crossing Boundaries and Dwelling – Inherited Perspectives for the Qumran Community

Alison Schofield (17:0517:30): Re-Placing Space: The Wilderness as Heterotopia in the Dead Sea Scrolls

17:30 brief presentation by Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra

IOQS Business Meeting (17:30)

Wednesday 4 Aug, Session B (14:30–17:30),
Main Building Hall 5

Chair: Alex Jassen

Gregor Geiger (14:3014:55): Qumran Language as reflected in Biblical Texts

Tirzah Meacham (14:5515:20): When a Uterus Doubles as a Grave: Developments in Biblical Terminology

Hanna Vanonen (15:2015:45): The Use of Daniel in 1QM

Hugo Antonissen (15:4516:10): Explicit and Implicit Use of the Concepts “Architectural Design” and “Blueprint” in the Old Testament and in the Qumran Texts

Coffee Break (16:10–16:40)

Wednesday evening, 17:30, Main Building Hall 13

IOQS Business Meeting for all IOQS participants.