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Prof. Devorah Dimant (emeritus) - Editor

PictureDimantDevorah Dimant (prof. em.) was born in Israel and educated at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem, where she obtained her Ph.D. (1974) under the supervision of the late David Flusser.  She became a leading scholar in the field of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Jewish literature, particularly 1 Enoch and related compositions. She edited several Qumran texts, among them of the official edition of two unknown pseudepigraphic  texts,  Pseudo-Ezekiel and the Apocryphon of Jeremiah C, both in the series of Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (vol. 30).  She published numerous articles on various aspects of biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and contributed several ground-breaking classifications of the entire Qumran library.  With Moshe Bar-Asher she founded a Hebrew annual for the study of the scrolls (Meghillot). In addition she organized and directed research project involving  publications of rewritten Bible texts, and cooperated with Reinhard Kratz from Göttingen in a project about the interpretation of Genesis in the Qumran manuscripts. She taught for 30 years at the university of Haifa, Israel.

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