Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Lunar Calendar Conference in Jerusalem

A CONFERENCE ON THE LUNAR CALENDAR has just been held at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem:
Conference Shed Moonlight on Lunar Calendar

by Yoni Kempinski


The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem hosted an international conference January 30 through February 1, called: Living the Lunar Calendar: Time, Text and Tradition. Leading international scholars presented three days of lectures, sessions and events, including a fully-guided tour to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden for centuries.

A partial list of speakers included: Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University; Prof. Sacha Stern, University College London; Prof. Wayne Horowitz, Hebrew University Jerusalem; Prof. John Steel, Brown University USA; Prof. Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico; Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa.

There's also a video interview with Larry Schiffman and Sacha Stern. And the cuneiform calendrical tablet in the Bible Lands Museum is also mentioned. For more on it, see here.