Charlotte Hempel is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism and currently also Head of the School of Philosophy, Theology, and Religion at the University of Birmingham in England. Charlotte is a specialist on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible. Her recent publications include, with George Brooke (eds), the T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (2019), The Community Rules from Qumran: A Commentary (2020), and “Ezra and the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in the Summer 2022 issue of BAR. The latter paper benefitted from an award by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) to work on a project entitled Ezra’s Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Law and Narratives of Exclusion.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XXV, October 8 & 9, 2022