Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'MS 1909: 1QRule of Blessings (1Q28b) frg. 25a, 1QSb V 22–25,' in Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schøyen Collection (ed. T. Elgvin with K. Davis and M. Langlois; LSTS 71; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), 273–81. Further information.
Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, 'Une mauvaise réputation: le docteur Julius Hallervorden et sa collection de cerveaux dans la République Fédérale d’Allemagne' (A bad reputation: Dr. Julius Hallervorden and his collection of brains in the Fédéral Republic of Germany), XXme Siècle Revue d’Histoire, 131, July-September 2016, 139-150. Further information.
Origins of Aramaean Christianity. Professor Emeritus John Healey FBA gave a paper entitled "'Aramaeans' and Aramaic in Transition: Western Influences and the Roots of Aramaean Christianity" at a conference held under the aegis of The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times in Leipzig, 6-9 June 2016. Minerva Centers are sponsored by the Max Planck Gesellschaft/Minerva Stiftung and one of the aims is to foster academic links between Germany and Israel. Further information.
Post-graduate prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student with 'the highest grade for a master's dissertation in Jewish Studies' at the University of Manchester. It honours the Centre's second co-director Bernard Jackson. For 2016 the prize of £100 was awarded to the winner Miruna-Stefana Belea (MA in Biblical Studies) for a dissertation supervised by Renate Smithuis and entitled 'Magic and Religion: Parabiblical elements on four amulets from Moses Gaster collection'. Further information.
Reflections on Jewish Studies. Alex Samely, 'Jewish Studies and Reading' in G. Langer and C. Cordoni (eds.), 'Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning'. Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016), 757–789. Further information.
The Apostle Paul and Judaism. The 2016 Manson Memorial Lecture will be given by Steve Mason (Groningen) on the topic of 'Judaism and Paul: A Category Crisis'. 2pm, Thu 20 October 2016, SG1, Samuel Alexander Building. Further information.