Prof. Jonathan Ben-Dov (PhD Hebrew University 2005) is senior lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and Bible, University of Haifa, and Wise Chair of Judaism in the Ancient World. He was the youngest participant in the publication project of the scrolls in the Series DJD, and continues in studying various aspects of the scrolls. He worked intensively on scientific themes in the scrolls: calendars, astronomy, astrology etc., studying early Jewish sciences and connecting them with other attestations of science in the ancient world. In addition he is preparing a new edition of the cryptic scrolls from Qumran and studies various parts of 1 Enoch. He is preparing a series of articles on watchers and angels in the Aramaic texts and in Qumran in relation to ANE literature. In recent years he studies the history of the biblical text, especially the pre-Samaritan Pentateuch.
In 2016 he established – with distinguished colleagues and institutions mentioned in this website – the project Scripta Qumranica Electronica. This project aims to produce digital editions of the DSS, together with a desktop of lexical and graphic tools provided to the interested scholar. He formerly headed the inter-university research program ‘Jewish Culture in the Ancient World’, funded by Yad Hanadiv.
Prof. Ben-Dov teaches at the University of Haifa various courses on the DSS and related literature: Introduction to DSS, The text of the Hebrew Bible in the Scrolls, Early prayer, Calendars and Festivals, as well as a general course on Apocalypse. He is co-editor of the journal Meghillot with Prof. Menahem Kister (Hebrew University), and serves as associate editor of the series Studies in the Texts from the Desert of Judah (Brill publishers).
My home page: http://bible.haifa.ac.il/staff/jben_dov.htm