Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2011


The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the tenth annual competition for the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. This award offers $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English.

This year’s winner is Helen R. Jacobus of the University of Manchester. Her paper is titled “4Q318: A Jewish Zodiac Calendar at Qumran.” It was presented, with a slightly different title, at a conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Birmingham in 2007. It has since been published in The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Contexts, ed. C. Hempel (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 90; Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 365-95.

The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean. This year, 2011, is the tenth anniversary of Sean’s passing.

(This is an e-mail by Beth Alpert Nakhai sent to the Agade list. A list of the recipients of the prize is here.)

Congratulations to Helen R. Jacobus.