The Year at the University of the Holy Land: Research, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

There are certain inherent advantages to researching Biblical history in the land where it took place!


Research, Internship, Volunteer Opportunities

a. Pots with Bones! “Don’t cast what is holy to the dogs.” UHL’s Dept. of Forensic Archaeology explores the macro and microscopic world of archaeological remains from Qumran and other sites, including remains of the communal meals, buried in pots in the plateau at Qumran.

b. Dead Sea Scrolls Research. UHL has been at the forefront in scrolls’ research and the publication of reference works on the scrolls since 1992. President Stephen Pfann is a member of the International Team of Dead Sea Scroll Editors and Director of the Multimedia Educational Suite on Qumran and Second Temple Period Judaism. UHL students have unparalleled opportunity to view the scrolls firsthand.

c. A home with the dead! Epigraphy and palaeography, together with archaeology and the study of historic texts, provide a multi-dimensional exploration of the burial customs of Second Temple Period Judaism. UHL’s expertise has recently been brought to bear in connection with the attention-grabbing collection of ossuaries from the tomb of Jesus of Talpiot and the ossuary of James the son of Joseph the brother of Jesus.

* Internship and Research Opportunities include work at Nazareth Village, a unique, first-century farm excavated and restored under UHL’s academic guidance. First-century daily life, farming, and shepherding—based on UHL research into archaeological, textual and ethnographic sources—come alive at Nazareth Village.

University of the Holy Land

POB 24084, Mt. Scopus

Jerusalem 91240 Israel



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