About Charlotte Hempel

Charlotte Hempel

Charlotte Hempel is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism. Here recent publications include The Community Rules from Qumran: A Commentary, paperback 2023; with George Brooke, T&T Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2018; “Curated Communities: Refracted Realities at Qumran and on Social Media,” in T Williams, C Keith & L Stuckenbruck (eds), The Dead Sea Scrolls in Ancient Media Culture, 2023 and from 2012-2018 she served as Editor-in Chief of the journal Dead Sea Discoveries.

Presenter at

Bible & Archaeology Fest XXVII, November 22 – 24, 2024
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Great Outdoors

This lecture will suggest that the domestic and scholarly pursuits we tend to focus on when we speak of the Dead Sea Scrolls only tell part of the story. Drawing on a recent publication where I emphasize the extent to which communal life is “curated” rather than mirrored in the texts, we will embark on a mental journey outdoors to uncover locations, activities, opportunities, and dangers that have previously been underexplored. Just some of the topics to be explored will be references to kidnappings and the vulnerability of women, men, and children to economic and sexual exploitation including violent harm.

Bible & Archaeology Fest XXV, October 8 & 9, 2022
Dead Sea Scrolls Panelist