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Readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls


Admission requirements

Biblical Hebrew II or the equivalent (please get in touch with the course leader if you are in doubt)


In this course, students will be introduced to the text corpus from Qumran / the Dead Sea Scrolls and related material. Students will prepare and read the texts and the texts will be discussed in class. Selected texts will be read from photographs others from the standard editions (DJD).

Course objectives

Students will learn how to deal critically with texts from Qumran (and other late Second Temple corpora). They will learn to use the tools to give them access responsible to read and interpret the texts in their historical context.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

10% participation
40% for translation and commentary of a Qumran text into Dutch / English
50% a 2,500 word essay

The final mark for the course will be determined by using the weighted average of these two marks.

Should the overall mark be unsatisfactory, the paper is to be revised after consultation with the teacher.

Essay feedback tutorials will be offered (students who would like one, should request it from the the lecturer)

Reading list

literature will be shared in class.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Vrieshof