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  • Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Thesis title:

Helen R. Jacobus:

4Q318 Zodiac Calendar and Brontologion Reconsidered and Implications for the Aramaic Astronomical Book of Enoch and a Medieval Calendar Text ( University of Manchester, 2011)

Supervisor: George J. Brooke (University of Manchester)
Examiners: Sacha Stern (UCL); Alasdair Livingstone (University of Birmingham)

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Research Themes
Research Summary

Research interests:
Calendars, astronomy and astrology in antiquity, ancient Near East, the Bible, Second Temple and early Judaism, early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls (main focus)

Biblical calendars

Dating formulae in legal documents from the caves of refuge in the Judean desert

Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha

Ancient mathematics and chronologies

Ancient magic and divination

Hebrew wordplay, narrative construction, performance and poetry in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Performance studies

The ancient Near East and the Bible

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