The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls
11:00 am, Lecture: "The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls"
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the end of the 1940s and their publication over the following decades has led to a revolution in our understanding of the Hebrew of the Second Temple period. The lecture will concentrate on the contribution of this artifact to our understanding of Hebrew in the centuries preceding and following the beginning of the Common Era as well as the trends and methodologies that were implemented over the years to study its dialect of Hebrew.
Lecturer: STEVEN E. FASSBERG, Caspar Levias Professor of Ancient Semitic Languages in the Department of Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the current Director of the Mandel Center for Jewish Studies. He has been a co-editor of the journal Meḥqarim b-Lashon (Language Studies) since 2001, and was co-editor of the journal Massorot 2001-2006 as well as associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Brill, 2013). He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1984.
The lecture will be followed by a light lunch in honor of our 10th Anniversary. All are invited to partake.
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