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The Haifa Project for Research on the Dead Sea Scrolls

The University of Haifa has been a center for the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature for many years. Under the auspices of the Department of Biblical Studies, a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes are offered in the field, complemented by numerous research projects. The University of Haifa also cooperates with the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in publishing the Hebrew journal Meghillot.
The Center was initiated and directed for many years by Prof. Devorah Dimant, whose outstanding achievements in the field gained her the prestigious Bialik Memorial Prize in 2010. The Center’s current director is Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov of the Department of Biblical Studies. The 2012-2013 research activity is being funded by the Michael Bruno Memorial Prize awarded by Yad Hanadiv.
The Haifa Scrolls Workshop is held annually in the spring, bringing together leading Israeli scholars and younger scholars and graduate students and providing the opportunity to present innovative research in a framework which has established itself as a known and respected forum.
The Center offers graduate scholarships for work in addition to the funding available from the Authority for Advanced Students and the Department of Biblical Studies at the University