CURRICULUM VITAE  

EDUCATION

Ph.D.    Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Department of Ancient Semitic Languages (2001). Dissertation topic: ‘The Character of the Essene Movement in Light of the Manuscripts Written in Esoteric Script from Qumran.’ Program Director: Prof. Michael Stone (formerly under the direction of Profs. Jonas Greenfield and Moshe Goshen-Gottstein).

Visiting Graduate Student, Hebrew University (l982-l983). Course work in Departments of Ancient Semitic Languages, Bible, and Archaeology.

M.A.     Graduate Theological Union (Franciscan School of Theology), Berkeley, California (l975-l982). Area of specialization: Bible. Thesis topic: "Daniel 7:l-l8: Its Structure and Motifs."

B.S.      Bethany College, Scotts Valley, California (l972-l974). Majors: Bible/Theology; Preseminary.

A.A.      De Anza College, Cupertino, California (l970-l972). Major: Liberal Arts.

 

EMPLOYMENT

President, University of the Holy Land, 1998-present

Co-director, Nazareth Village Farm Excavations, Nazareth, 1997-present.

Director, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, 1984-present.

Lecturer in Dead Sea Scrolls, Centre for Biblical Formation, Ecce Homo, Jerusalem, 2000-present.

Lecturer in Dead Sea Scrolls, St. Paul’s Seminary, University of St. Thomas Program in the Holy Land, 1997-2000.

Research Assistant to Prof. Emanuel Tov, Editor-in-Chief, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, 1991-1993.

Instructor in Biblical Hebrew, Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summer 1989.

Instructor in Aramaic and Comparative Semitics and Member of Academic Committee, American Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, 1985-1991.

Lecturer, Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies (Tantur), Course: "Jewish Apocalypticism," 1986.

Technician, Department of Archaeometry, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, l982-1984.

Staff, City of David Excavations, l983, Dr. Y. Shiloh, Director.

Staff, Beth Shean Excavations, April l983, Dr. Y. Yadin, Director.

Instructor in Greek and Hebrew, Northern California Bible College, San Jose, California, l972-l982; Dr. D. Sell, Dean.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

Senior Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, 2001-present

Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1997-2000

Grant recipient, Shelby White-Leon Levy Foundation for Archaeological Publications, for the Annotated English Edition of The Excavations of Qumran and Ein Feshkha, 2000.

Fellow, Orion Centre for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jerusalem, 1997-1998

Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology (Biblical Archaeology Society, 1993)

Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1985

Endowment for Biblical Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem,      Fall 1984.

  

PROJECTS

Director, Nazareth Village Research Project, 1998-present. Reports include: First Century Nazareth: A Preliminary Model for On-going Research (1999); The House: Its Structure as a Living Space (1999); The Synagogue in the First Century CE: Recommendations for the Reconstruction of an Academically Defensible Synagogue in Nazareth(2000); Household Furnishings: a Preliminary Report (2000); The Olive Press in the First Century (2002); Surveys and Excavations at the Nazareth Village Farm, 1996-2002(in preparation).

Editor, The Comprehensive Concordance to the Dead Sea Scrolls, in preparation.

Contributor, The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon, J. Fitzmyer, D. Hillers, and S. Kaufman, eds., in preparation.

Contributor, CATSS Project: "The Alignment of the Aramaic and Greek Texts of Ezra and Daniel", l982-1983; Prof. E. Tov, Project Director.

 

PUBLICATIONS

CD-ROM

Project Director, Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (UHL/CSEC and the Israel Government Ministry of Tourism, 1998)

Co-author (in collaboration with Click! Multimedia, Inc., Tel Aviv, Israel), A Disciple’s Diary (Palphot and Thomas Nelson/Word, 1996).

Contributor , Encyclopedia Judaica (electronic version)  (in press).

PRINTED

‘Lots’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).

‘Nazareth’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).

‘Qumran’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).

‘Sundial’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).

The Essene Library: The Renewed Covenant of the Sons of Light, in preparation. (A practical edition including the vocalized, reconstructed text, based upon readings from numerous manuscripts, divided by sense-units according to chapter and verse, accompanied by a parallel English translation and critical notes).

‘Dated Bronze Coinage of the Sabbatical years of Release and the First Jewish City Coin’. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 24 (2006).

'A Table in the Wilderness: Two Pantries and Tables, Pure Food and Sacred Space at Qumran,' Qumran, The Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeological Interpretations and Debates. Proceedings of the Brown University Conference on the Archaeology of Qumran (Nov. 2002), edited by K. Galor, J-B Humbert and J. Zangenberg. E.J. Brill (2006)

The Excavations of Qumran and Ein Feshkha (Revised English Edition), NTOA Series Archeologica 1B, University Press Fribourg, Switzerland/Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen (2003). (Re-edition and annotated English translation of R. de Vaux’s excavation notes.)

 ‘Scroll Jars, Tithe Jars, or Both?’ Proceedings of the Manchester Copper Scroll Conference, edited by George J. Brooke and Phillip R. Davies. JSP Supp. Sheffield Academic Press (2002).

‘An Incense Altar from Qumran?’, with Torleif Elgvin, Dead Sea Discoveries 9,1 (2002) 20-33.

‘Concordance’, Hebrew and Aramaic Concordances for each of volumes  XI, XIII, XVIII–XX, XXII, XXIII, XXV-XXX, XXXIV–XXXVI, XXXVIII  of Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. (Oxford, 1993–2001)

The Character of the Early Essene Movement in the Light of the Manuscripts Written in Esoteric Scripts from Qumran, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Hebrew University, 2001.

The Synagogue in the First Century CE: Recommendations for the Reconstruction of an Academically Defensible Synagogue in Nazareth. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 2000). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.

‘Cryptic Texts: 249a-z, 250a-j and 313-313b, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXVI (2000) 515-701; pls. xxxv-xlix.

‘Archaeological Surveys’, Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

‘Sons of Dawn’, Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000) 891.

 ‘249. Midrash Sefer Mosheh, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXV (1999) 1-24; pls. I-III.

‘No Nu in Line 2 of 7Q5: A Final Disidentification of 7Q5 with Mark 6:52–53’,  (in collaboration with R. Gundry).  Journal of Biblical Literature 118 (1999) 698–707.

First Century Nazareth: A Preliminary Model for On-going Research. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 1999). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.

The First Century House: Its Structure as a Living Space. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 1999). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.

‘The Essene Yearly Renewal Ceremony and the Baptism of Repentance’, Proceedings of the Provo Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, July 1996 (Leiden: Brill, 1998) 337-52.

‘From John Trever to Digital Imaging: Photographing the Dead Sea Scrolls’, with G. Bearman and S. Spiro, in The Dead Sea Scrolls Jubilee Volume (Leiden: Brill, 1998) 472-84.

‘La publication des fouilles de Qumrân et Aïn Feshkha (en édition anglaise)’, Le monde de la Bible 107 (1997) 9.

‘298. 4QcryptA Words of the Maskil to All Sons of Dawn’, with Menahem Kister, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XX (1997) 1-30.

‘4Q249: Midrash Sefer Moshe’, in Legal Texts and Legal Issues: Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, Cambridge, 1995(STDJ XXIII; Leiden: Brill, 1997).

‘Physical Descriptions’ in The Damascus Document (4Q266-273), J. Baumgarten, ed. (DJD XVIII; Oxford: Clarendon, 1996).

 ‘4QDaniel d: A Preliminary Edition’,  RevQ 17 (Milik Festrschrift; 1996) 37-71.

‘4Q298: Word of the Maskil to All Sons of Dawn’, Jewish Quarterly Review (1994) 203-235.

‘The Wine Press (and Mikveh) at Qumran’, RB 101-2 (1994) 212-14.

The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993

The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: Companion Volume (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993, 2nd ed. 1995.

‘Chronological List of the Negatives of the PAM, IAA, and Shrine of the Book’, chapter 3 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.

‘History of the Judean Desert Discoveries’, Chapter 4 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.

‘Sites in the Judean Desert Where Texts Have Been Found, Chapter 5 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.

‘Khirbet Kerak Ware’, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Doubleday, 1992.

Gen. ed., Student Map Manual Marking Guide: Sections 10-13, the Hellenistic through New Testament Periods, (Jerusalem: Center for the Study of Early Christianity), 1990.

‘The Aramaic Text and Language of Daniel and Ezra in the Light of Some Unpublished Manuscripts from Qumran’, Textus 16 (1991) 127-37.

Contributor, The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance to the Bible, Jerusalem Publishing House/MacMillan Press, 1986.

‘A Concordance to Ugaritica VII’, in Ugaritic Studies 2, P.C. Craigie, ed. (originally published in Newsletter for Ugaritic Studies 22 [l980], pp. 8-l6).