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Dr Lawrence H. Schiffman

Lawrence H. Schiffman is Chair of New York University's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and serves as Ethel and Irvin A. Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. He is a member of the team that published the Dead Scrolls in the series, Discoveries in the Judean Desert . He edited the journal Dead Sea Discoveries and the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

His publications include The Halakhah at Qumran (1975); Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Courts, Testimony, and the Penal Code (1983); Who Was a Jew? Rabbinic Perspectives on the Jewish-Christian Schism (1985); From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism (1991); the jointly authored monograph, Hebrew and Aramaic Magical Texts from the Cairo Genizah (1992); Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls (1994) and some 150 articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Judaism.