Ezra’s Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls conference

International conference, 8-10 December 2019

University of Birmingham

 This international conference explored the wider horizons of the agenda of Professor Charlotte Hempel’s AHRC Project on Ezra’s Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Law and Narratives of Exclusion

The Conference covered aspects of research on Ezra-Nehemiah and the Dead Sea Scrolls in the broadest sense including the history of Jewish Law, Prayer in the Second Temple Period, the role of founder narratives and figures, the linguistic landscape including multi-lingualism, gender and sexuality studies, the social movements and tensions depicted in both literatures and the contribution of archaeology.

Participants 

  • Lindsey Askin, University of Bristol, UK 
  • George Brooke, University of Manchester, UK
  • Michael DeVries, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Jasmine Foo, King's College London, UK
  • Lisbeth F. Fried, University of Michigan, USA
  • Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Reinhard Kratz, University of Göttingen, DE
  • Noam Mizrahi, Tel-Aviv University, IL
  • Hindy Najman, Oxford Univeristy, UK
  • Roger Nam, George Fox University, Oregon, USA
  • Judith Newman, The Universit of Toronto, CA
  • Laura Quick, University of Oxford, UK
  • Lawrence Schiffman, NYU, USA 
  • James M Tucker, University of Toronto, CA 
  • Hugh Williamson, Oxford Univeristy, UK  
  • Sarah Wisialowski, Oxford University, UK 

Group photo of participants in the Ezra’s Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls conference held at the University of Birmingham in December 2009

Public lecture

We would also encourage you to watch the public lecture associated with the conference (above):

The silence about Ezra in the Dead Sea Scrolls: where do we go from here?
Leading scholars discussed what ancient sources tell us about Ezra.

Contact us

Email:  ezra2019@contacts.bham.ac.uk