Sidnie White Crawford
(formerly Sidnie Ann White)

Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
236 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0337
(402) 472-4475
scrawford1@unl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1988
        Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
        Graduate with Distinction
  • M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1984
        Field: Biblical Studies
  • B.A., Trinity College, 1981
        Majors: Religion, Music
        Graduated with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Positions

  • 2001 - present
                    University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
                   Willa Cather Professor and Chair, Classics & Religious Studies
                   Professor of Hebrew Bible and Chair, 2001-2009
                    Associate Professor and Chair, 1997-2001.
                    Graduate Faculty Fellow, 1997-
                    Judaic Studies Faculty, 1997-
                    Women's Studies Faculty, 1998-
  • 2004, 2007
                    Visiting Professor, Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Boston College (summer program)
  • 1989-97
                    Albright College, Assistant (1989-96) and Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1996-97)
                    Chair, Dept. of Religious Studies, Spring 1997
                    Chairperson of the Faculty, 1995-96.
  • 1988-89
                    St. Olaf College. Assistant Professor of Religion.
  • 1987-88
                    Harvard Divinity School. Instructor.

Areas of Specialization

  • Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew Bible, History and literature of Second Temple Judaism

Areas of Teaching Competence

  • Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Hebrew grammar and epigraphy, Syro-Palestinian archaeology

Languages

  • Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Syriac, Ethipic, Latin, French, and German.

Fellowships

  • Member, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, 2005
  • Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School, 2000-01
  • Senior Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, 1993
  • Fellow, The Annenberg Institute for Jewish Studies, Philadelphia National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College    Teachers, 1992
  • Dorot Fellow, The W.F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, 1990
  • National Endowment for the Humanities/American Schools of Oriental Research, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1989-90

Grants

  • American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, 1994
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Travel-to-Collections Grant, 1991
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid, 1991

Awards

  • Willa Cather Professorship, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2009
  • Honorary Trustee (life appointment), W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, 2008
  • W. F. Albright Service Award, American Schools of Oriental Research, 2006
  • College Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001
  • United Methodist Church Award for Exemplary Teaching, Albright College, 1995
  • Jacob Albright Award, Faculty Member of the Year, Albright College, 1991
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1987
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel Prize for Religious Studies, Trinity College, 1981

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board, Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, 2008 -
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Literature, 2007 -
  • Area Editor, Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism, The Encyclopedia of Bible and its Reception, Berlin; de Gruyter,
        Volumes published: Vol. 1. Aaron-Aniconism, Vol. 2 Anim-Atheism, 2009
  • Old Testament Editorial Board, Hermeneia Commentary Series, Minneapolis, Fortress, 2005
  • Series Editor, Text-Critical Studies, Society of Biblical Literature. Volumes published: The Freer Biblical Manuscripts: Fresh Studies of an American    Treasure Trove (ed. Larry W. Hurtado), 2005
  • General Editor and Editor for Deuteronomy, Oxford Hebrew Bible project, Oxford University Press, 2003
  • President of the Board of Trustees, W.F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, 1991 -
        Archaeological Research, 2000 -
        Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 1995 -
        Secretary of the Board, 1992-2000
        Trustee, 1991 -
  • Nominating Committee, Society of Biblical Literature, 2003 -
  • Trustee, American Schools of Oriental Research, 2000 -
  • Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, 1997 -
  • Editorial Board, TC: An Electronic Journal for Textual Criticism, 1996 -
        Editorial Board, Bulletin for the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Co-chair, Society of Biblical Literature section Textual Criticism of The Hebrew Bible:, 1993-1999
  • President, Executive Board, Mid-Atlantic Region, American Academy of Religion, 1992-1993
  • Corporate Representative for Albright College to the American Schools of Oriental Research, 1990-1993

Memberships:

  • American Association of Biblical Scholars
  • Biblical Colloquium
  • Colloquium for Biblical Research (President, 2006-2007)
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • International Organization for the Study of Qumran
  • Society of Biblical Literature.

Publications:

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Critical Editions:
  • "4Q4QDeuteronomy a, c, d, f, g, i, n, o, p" Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XIV, pp.7-8,     15-38, 45-60, 71-74, 117-136, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1995
  • "4QReworked Pentateuch: 4Q364-367, with an appendix on 4Q365a" (with E. Tov),     Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XIII, Pp. 197-352. Oxford at the Clarendon
        Press, 1994

Commentaries

  • "Esther," "Additions to Esther," in The Harper Collins Study Bible(rev. ed; ed. Harold Attridge), San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins, 2006
  • "Esther," "Additions to Esther," "Judith," in New Interpreter's Study Bible,Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2003
  •  The Book of Esther, Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections, The New Interpreter's Bible; vol. III, pp. 853-941, Nashville, TN: Abingdon,     1999
        The Additions to Esther: Introduction, Commentary and Reflections, The New Interpreter's Bible; vol. III, pp. 943-72, Nashville, TN: Abingdon,     1999
  • "Esther" in The Woman's Bible Commentary, Eds. Carol Newsom & Sharon Ringe; Louisville, KY: John Knox/Westminster, 1992 & 1998

Monographs

  • Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008
  • The Temple Scroll and Related Texts, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000

Edited Volumes

  • Up to the Gates of Ekron (1 Samuel 17:52); Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin    Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society (with Amnon Ben-Tor, JP Dessel, William G. Dever, Amihai Mazar, and Joseph Aviram), 2007
  • Esther in Modern Research, London: Continuum (with Leonard Greenspoon), 2003

Scholarly Articles

  • "Temple Scroll, in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, (vol 5: Nashville, TN: Abingdon) 493-94, 2009
  • "Ocina," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (vol 4: Nashville, TN: Abingdon) 319, 2009
  • "A Note of 4Q365, Frg. 23 and Nehemiah 10:33-36" RQ 23 (2008) 429-30 (with Christopher A. Hoffman), 2009
  • "Manuscripts from the Judean Desert," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (vol. 3: Nashville: TN: Abingdon) 791-92, 2008
  • "Sample Editions of the Oxford Hebrew Bible: Deuteronomy 32:1-9, 1 Kings 11:1-8, and Jeremiah 27:1-10 (34 G)" (with J. Joosten and E.     Ulrich), Vetus Testamentum 58, 1-15, 2008
  • "The Use of Pentateuch in the Temple's Scroll and the Damascus Document in the Second Century B.C.E." in The Pentateuch as Torah (eds. Gary     N Knoppers and Bernard M. Levinson; Winoma Lake: Eisenbauns), 301-318, 2007
  • "Introduction and Appreciation" in Up to the Gates of Eden (I Samuel 17:52): Essays on the Arcaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in     Honor of Seymour Gitin. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society (eds. Sidnie White Crawford, Ammon Ben-Tor, JP Dessel, William G. Dever, Amihai     Mazar, and Joseph Aviram), xi-xv, 2007
  • "Abagtha," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (vol. I: Nahsville: TN: Abingdon) 5, 2006
  • "The Rewritten Bible at Qumran," in The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Vol. I: Scripture and the Scrolls, J. H. Charlesworth, ed; Waco, TX: Baylor      University, 131-48, 2006
  • "Traditions about Miriam in the Qumran Scrolls," in Studies in Jewish Civilization, 14: Women and Judaism, Eds. L. J. Greenspoon, R. Simkins, J.     Calhan: Omaha: Creighton University, pp. 33-44, 2003
  • "Esther and Judith: Contrasts in Character," in The Book of Esther in Modern Research , Eds. S. W. Crawford and L. J. Greenspoon; London: T & T     Clark, pp 61-76, 2003
  • "Reading Deuteronmony in the Second Temple Period," in Reading the Present in the Qumran Library. The Perception of the Contempory by Means     of Scriptural Interpretations, eds. K. de Troyer and A. Lange (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature), 127-40, 2005
  • "Textual Criticism of Deuteronomy and the Oxford Hebrew Bible Project," in Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients, eds. R. Troxel, K. Friebel and     D. Magary (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns), 315-26, 2005
  • "The Dead Sea Scrolls: Retrospective and Prospective," NEA 65, pp. 81-86, 2003
  • "Not According to Rule: Women, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Quman," in Emanuel: Studies in the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in     Honor of Emanuel Tov. Eds. S. Paul, R. Kraft, L. Schiffman, and W. Fields; Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 127-150, 2003
  • "4QTales of the Persian Court (4Q550a-e) and its Relation to Biblical Royal Courtier Tales, Especially Esther, Daniel and Joseph," in The Bible as     Book: The Hebrew Bible and the Judean Desert Discoveries. Eds. E. Herbert and E. Tov; London: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, pp.     121-138, 2002
  • "Mothers, Sisters, and Elders: Titles for Women in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian Communities," in The Dead Sea Scrolls as     Backgound to Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity. Ed. J. Davila; Leiden: Brill, pp.177-191. 2002
  • "Apocalytic" and "Additions to Esther" in Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. D. N. Freedman; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, pp. 72-73, 426-27,     2001
  • "The Meaning of the Phrase :98/% 9*7 in the Temple Scroll," DSD 8, pp. 1-13, 2001
  • "The Rewritten Bible at Qumran," in The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Vol. 1. Ed. J. H. Charlesworth; N. Richland Hills, TX: Bibal Press,     pp. 173-95, 2000
  • "Jonah in The HarperCollins Bible Commentary". Ed. By James L. May et al. New York: Harper Collins, pp. 656-659, 2000
  • "Esther," "Hadassah," "Vashti," "Noble Ladies of Persia and Media," "Young Virgins/Women," "Women of the Harem," "Mother Of Esther," and     "Maids of "Esther" in Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Names and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Ed.      By C. Meyers; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000
  • "Court Tales," "Esther, Book of, "Five Scrolls," "Miriam," "Pseudo-Jeremiah," "Reworked Pentateuch," "Sarah," and "Simon (Hasmonean)" in      Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Eds. Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. Vanderkam; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
  • "The Rewritten Bible at Qumran: A Look at Three Texts," Israel Exploration Journal 26, pp. 1-8, 1999
  • Reprint of "Lady Wisdom and Dame Folly at Qumran" in Wisdom And Psalms (A Feminist Companion to the Bible, Second Series) Eds. A. Brenner     and C. Fontaine; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, pp. 205-217, 1998
  • "How Archaeology Affects the Study of the Texts: Reflections on the Category 'Rewritten Bible' at Qumran." in Caves of Enlightenment:     Proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research Dead Sea Scrolls Jubilee Symposium. Ed. J. H. Charlesworth; North Richland Hills, TX:     Bibal Press, pp. 39-54, 1998
  • "Lady Wisdom and Dame Folly at Qumran," Dead Sea Discoveries 5, pp. 355-66, 1998
  • "A Response to Elizabeth Owen's '4Q Manuscript?" Dead Sea Discoveries 5, pp. 92-94, 1998
  • "Genesis Apocryphon," "Qumran," "Qumran Community," "Temple Scroll," "Testament Literature," "Thanksgiving Scroll," "War Scroll" and     "Zadokites," in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Eds. R. J. Zeblowsky and G. Wigoder; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997
  • "Has Esther been Found at Qumran? 4Qproto-Esther and the Esther Corpus," Revue de Qumran 17, pp. 307-325, 1996
  • "Amram, Testament of," "Angelic Liturgy," and eighteen other Entries in Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period. New York: Macmillan, 1995
  • "Three Fragments from Qumran Cave 4 and their Relationship to the Temple Scroll," Jewish Quarterly Review 85, pp. 259-273, 1994
  • "Afterlife and Immortality," "Human Person," "Women in the Bible," in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press,     1993
  • "Three Deuteronomy Manuscripts from Cave IV, Qumran" Journal Of Biblical Literature 112, pp. 21-40, 1993
  • Response to "New Documents: Qumran and Gnostic Writings" by Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Jr. In The Bible in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Howard     Clark Kee; New York: American Bible Society, pp. 30-35, 1993
  • "4Q364 & 365: A Preliminary Report," The Madrid Qumran Congress, Proceedings of the International Congress on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Madrid,     18-21 March, 1991, pp. 217-28. Eds. J. Trebolle Barrera & L. Vegas Montaner; Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah II; Madrid/Leiden:     Universidad Complutense/Brill, 1992
  • "Aesora", "Arphaxad", and 23 other entries in The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Ed. D. N. Freedman; New York: Doubleday, 1992
  • "In the Steps of Jael and Deborah: Judith as Heroine" No One Spoke Ill of Her: Essays on Judith. Ed. James C. Vanderkam; SBL Early Judaism and     its Literature, vol. 2; Atlanta: Scholars, 1992
  • "Special Features of Four Biblical Manuscripts from Cave IV", Qumran: 4Q 15, pp. 157-167, 1991
  • "4QDtn: Biblical Manuscript or Excerpted Text?" Of Scribes and Scrolls, pp. 13-20. Eds. Harold Attridge, John Collins & Thomas Tobin: Lanham,     MD: Catholic Theology Society of America, 1990
  • "The All Souls Deuteronomy and the Decalogue" Journal of Biblical Literature 109, pp. 193-206, 1990
  • "Esther: A Feminine Model for Jewish Diaspora" in Gender and Difference in Ancient Israel, pp. 161-77. Ed. P. Day; Philadelphia: Fortress Press,     1989
  • "Comparison of the "A" and "B" Manuscripts of the Damascus Document," Revue de Qumran 48, pp. 537-553, 1987

papersPopular Articles

  • "The Dead Sea Scrolls: How They Changed My Life," BAR, 33, pp. 47-50, 2007
  • Reprint of "The Fluid Bible," in The Dead Sea Scrolls, Washington DC/Atlanta: Biblical Archaeology Soceity/Society of     Biblical Literature, pp. 52-61, 2007
  • "Esther Not Judith," Bible Review XVIII, pp. 22-31, 45, 2002
  • "The Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls," Calliope 12, pp. 42-45, 2001
  • "The Fluid Bible," Bible Review XV, pp. 34-39, 50-51, 1999
  • "Has Every Book of the Bible Been Found Among the Dead Sea Scrolls?" Bible Review XII, pp. 28-33, 56, 1996
  • "Intrigue in Academe: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls" Albright College Magazine IV/I, pp. 8-13, 1991

Book Reviews

  • The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2 volumes), eds. L. Schiffman and J. VanderKam. Religious Studies Review 29, pp. 167-170, 2003
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls, Fifty Years after Their Discovery: Proceedings of the Jerusalem Congress, July 20-25, 1997, eds. L. Schiffman, E. Tov, and     J. VanderKam. BASOR 329, pp. 96-97, 2003
  • The End of the Alpha Text of Esther: Translation and Narrative Technique in MT 8:1-17, LXX 8:1-17, and AT 7:14-41, by Kristin de Troyer.     Journal of the American Oriental Society 122, pp. 131-132, 2002
  • Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther, by Timothy Laniak. Journal of Semitic Studies XLVII, pp. 146-47, 2002
  • The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation, edited by P. Flint. Dead Sea Discoveries 9, pp. 113-14, 2002
  • Miscellaneous Texts from the Judaean Desert, edited by J. Charlesworth et al. Hebrew Studies 42, pp. 366-368, 2002
  • Qumr
        4Q579, by Emile Pujech. JSS XLVI, pp. 170-72, 2001
  • Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls, edited by John J. Collins and Robert A. Kugler. BASOR 322, pp. 95-96, 2001
  • The View from Nebo, by Amy Dockser Marcus. Harvard Divinity Bulletin 29 (2001) pp. 21-22, 2001
  • The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation and Esther
        by Timothy K. Beal and Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther,
        by Timothy S. Laniak. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 62, pp. 510-511, 2000
  • Masada VI: Yigael Yadin Excavations 1963-1965. Final Reports: Hebrew Fragments from Masada, by Shemaryahu Talmon; and The Ben Sira     Scroll from Masada, by Yigael Yadin, by Shemaryahu Talmon and Yigael Yadin. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 319, pp.     81-82, 2000
  • Moses: A Life, by Jonathan Kirsch. Bible Review XV, pp. 40-41, 1999
  • The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity, by John H. Hayes and Sara R. Mandell. Bible Review XV, pp. 14, 54, 1999
  • Esther: A Commentary, by Jon D. Levenson. Journal of Biblical Literature 118, pp. 134-36, 1999
  • The Alpha-Text of Esther: Its Character and Relationship to the Masoretic Text, by Karen H. Jobes. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 60, Pp. 735-36,     1998
  • Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, eds. Craig A. Evans and Peter W. Flint. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental     Research 312, pp. 90-92, 1998
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Faith, eds. J. H. Charlesworth and W. P. Weaver. Bible Review XIV:4, pp. 13-14, 1998
  • Reading 4QMMT: New Perspectives on Qumran Law and History, Eds. John Kampen and Moshe J. Bernstein. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 60, pp.     396-97, 1998
  • The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible, By Jonathan Kirsch. Bible Review XIV:3, pp. 10-12, 1998
  • The Hidden Scrolls: Christianity, Judaism and the War for the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Neil Asher Silberman. Dead Sea Discoveries 5, pp. 107-110,     1998
  • The Scepter and the Star: The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature, by John J. Collins. Bible Review XIII:4, pp. 14-16,     1997
  • Three Faces of a Queen: Characterization in the Books of Esther, by Linda Day, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 59, pp. 114-115, 1997
  • Methods of Investigation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Khirbet Qumran Site: Present Realities and Future Prospects. Eds. Michael O. Wise,     Norman Golb, John J. Collins, & Dennis G. Pardee, ulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 304, pp. 102-103, 1997
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, by James C. Vanderkam. Hebrew Studies XXXVII, pp. 190-192, 1996
  • The Truth about the Virgin: Sex and Ritual in the Dead Sea Scrolls, By Ita Sheres and Anne Kohn Blau, Bible Review XII, pp. 12-14, 1996
  • Solving the Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls: New Light on the Bible, by Edward M. Cook. Dead Sea Discoveries 2:1, pp. 108- 109, 1995
  • The Redaction of the Books of Esther: On Reading Composite Texts, by Michael V. Fox. Journal of Biblical Literature 112, pp. 139-140, 1993
  • John and the Dead Sea Scrolls, James H. Charlesworth, ed. Religious Studies and Theology 11, pp. 97-99, 1991

Papers

  • "The Contribution of the 'Non-Aligned' Texts to Understanding the Textual Hitory of the Hebrew Bible: A New Proposal," Internatinal Society of     Biblical Literature, Rome Italy, July 1, 2009
  • "The Formation of the Canon in Second Temple Judaism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, November 21
  • "Women in The Dead Sea Scrolls and at Qumran," North Carolina Museum of Natural History, October 26, 2008
  • "Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls and at Qumran, San Diego Natural History Museum, September 10, 2007
  • "Testual Criticism of the Book of Deuteronomy: The Oxford Hebrew Bible," International Society of Biblical Literature, Vienna, Austria, July 23,     2007
  • "The Qumran Pentateuch Scrolls: Their Literacy Growth and Textual History," International Society of Biblical Literature, Vienna, Austria, July 23,     2007
  • "Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: Four Lectures," Biblical Archaeology Society 3-Day Seminar, Kansas City, MO, April 27-29, 2007
  • "The Use of the Penateuch in the Temple Scolls and the Damascus Document in the Second Century BCE," International Society of Biblical     Literature, Edinburgh, July 4, 2006
  • "What do the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach us about the Bible?", Biblical Arachaeological Society Bible and Archaeology Fest, Philadelphia, November     19, 2005
  • "Deuteronomy: A Sample Edition for the Oxford Hebrew Bible," Society of Biblical Literature, November 21, 2004
  • "To Publish or not to Publish: The Case of the Dead Sea Scrolls," American Scools of Oriental Research, November 18, 2004
  • "The Temple Scroll as a Legal Representative of the Category 'Rewritten Bible', "Colloquium for Biblical Research, Bloomington, IN, August 21,     2004
  • "What Do the Dea Sea Scrolls Teach Us?" Stone Lectureship in Judaism, Augustana College, April 25, 2004
  • "Romans, Jews and Greeks: The World of Jesus and the Disciples," Symposium on Exploring Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, Creighton     University, Omaha, NE January 29, 2004
  • "Reading Deuteronomy in the Second Temple Period," International Society of Biblical Literature, Calbridge, England, July 24, 2003
  • "Not According to Rule: Women, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran," Trinity College, April 10, 2003
  • "The Text of Deuteronomy and Textual Criticism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, November 25, 2002
  • "The Faiths of Israel and Palestine: One Land, Competing Claims," Larry Doerr Memorial Lecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 12, 2002
  • "Traditions about Miriam in the Qumran Scrolls," Klutznick-Harris Symposium, Creighton University, October 29, 2001
  • "Mothers, Sisters and Elders: Titles for Women in Second Temple Jewish and Early Christian Communities," St. Andrews University, June 24-27,     2001
  • "Not According to Rule: Women, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran," Tufts University, March 8; Carthage College, April 3; Milwaukee, WI Biblical     Archaeology Society, April 3; Madison Area Biblical Archaeology Society, April 4; Harvard Divinity School, April 11; Emory University, December     5, 2001
  • "The Meaning of the Phrase :98/% 9*7 in the Temple Scroll," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, November, Nashville, TN, 2000
  • Panelist, "Possible Futures for the Humanities: A Working Symposium." Sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies and the     University of Oregon. June 24-27, Eugene, OR., 2000
  • "The Bible Not at Qumran: 4QTales of the Persian Court Revisited," Conference on The Text of the Hebrew Bible in Light of The Discoveries in the     Judaean Desert. Sponsored by the Van Kampen Foundation, Hereford, England, 2000
  • "Esther and Judith: Contrasts in Character," Esther 2000 Symposium, Creighton University and University of Nebraska- Lincoln, April 2-3; Rocky     Mountain/Great Plains Regional Meeting Of the Society of Biblical Literature, April 7, Denver, CO., 2000
  • "Dead Sea Scrolls: Retrospective and Prospective," Special session celebrating the Centennial of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological     Research, Annual Meeting, American School of Oriental Research, November 19, 1999
  • "Textual Fluidity and Inner-Biblical Exegesis at Qumran," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1998
  • "My Work on the Dead Sea Scrolls," Sidney H. Brooks Lecture, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1998
  • "The Rewritten Bible at Qumran: A Look at Three Texts," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1997
  • "How Archaeology Affects the Study of Texts: Reflections on the Category 'Rewritten Bible' at Qumran," Annual Meeting of the American     Schools of Oriental Research, 1997
  • "The Rewritten Bible at Qumran," The Princeton Symposium on The 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Princeton     Theological Seminary, 1997
  • "The Biblical Text at Qumran," Faith and Scholarship Colloquium, Florida Southern College, 1997
  • "Lady Wisdom and Dame Folly at Qumran" Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1995
  • "The Bible and Politics" Miyazaki International College, Miyazaki, Japan, 1995
  • "The Question of Canon at Qumran." Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University, 1995
  • "Has Esther been found at Qumran? 4QProto-Esther and the Esther Corpus." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1994
  • "The Identification of Five Fragments from 4QReworked Pentateuch." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1992
  • "The Dead Sea Scrolls: Where are they Now?" Symposium on Biblical Archaeology in the 1990's, Mississippi State University, 1992
  • Response to Joseph Fitzmyer's "New Documents: Qumran and Gnostic Writings." 175th Anniversary Symposium on the Bible, American Bible     Society, 1991
  • "A Different Pentateuch from Qumran: 4Q364 & 365." Chesapeake Bay regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1991
  • "Evidence for Textual Traditions in the 4Q Deuteronomy Scrolls." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (with J. Duncan), 1990
  • "4Q364 & 4Q365: A Preliminary Report." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew     University, Jerusalem, 1989-90
  • "In the Steps of Jael and Deborah: Judith as Heroine." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1989
  • "4QDtn: Biblical Manuscript or Excerpted Text?" The Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1989
  • "4QDtn and the Decalogue." Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1988

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