SBL Internation Meeting 2011

Hanna Vanonen and Jutta Jokiranta took part in the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The meeting was held in London, UK, July 4–7. Vanonen also gave a paper “The Battle is Yours”: The Message and the Composition of 1QM 10–12.


Members of the project presented papers in the IOSOT and IOSOT-meetings in Helsinki in August 2010.

Mika Pajunen: The Prayer of Manasseh in 4Q381 and the Account of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33 (IOQS)

Hanna Tervanotko: “Bury my dead” (Gen 23:4): Dying Mothers and Fathers in Genesis and in Jubilees (IOSOT)

Hanna Vanonen: The Use of Daniel in 1QM (IOQS)

Hanne von Weissenberg: “Aligned” or “Non-Aligned”? Textual Status of the Twelve in the Late Second Temple Period (IOQS)

SBL Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Three members of the Helsinki Qumran-group will present their research at the annual meeting of the Society of the Biblical Literature (SBL) to held in New Orleans, USA, November 21-24, 2009.

Mika Pajunen, “4QPsx – A Collective Interpretation of Psalm 89.20-38 (Program unit: Qumran)
Hanna Tervanotko, “Speaking in Dreams: The Figure of Miriam and Prophecy” (Program unit: Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts)
Hanne von Weissenberg, ” The Book of the Twelve and the Canonical Process” (Program unit: Book of the Twelve Prophets)

SBL International Meeting in Rome June 30 – July 4

The members of the team will participate the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). This year the event will take place at the Gregorian university in Rome, June 30 – July 4, 2009. Three of the members will present papers in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible unit: Mika Pajunen: The Textual Connection between 4Q380 Fragment 1 and Psalm 106, Hanna Tervanotko: “You Shall See” Rebecca’s Farewell Address in 4Q364 3 II, 1-6 and Hanne von Weissenberg: The Book of the Twelve at Qumran and the Canonical Process. The leader of the project, Raija Sollamo will participate a panel discussion organized by this same program unit.   

SBL 2008 in Boston

Hanna Tervanotko, Juhana Saukkonen, Hanne von Weissenberg and Jutta Jokiranta presented papers in the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Boston, November 2008.

Hanna Tervanotko in Vienna

Hanna Tervanotko participated in the conference on The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages, and Cultures in Vienna, 11–14 February 2008. Her presentation was entitled Miriam Misbehaving? The Figure of Miriam in 4Q377.

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