Prof. Bernard Levinson article on Temple Scroll

Author: Bernard M. Levinson
Refining the Reconstruction of Col. 2 of the Temple Scroll (11QTa): The Turn to Digital Mapping and Historical Syntax*
Source: Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 1 – 26 Publication Year : 2016
DOI: 10.1163/15685179-12341369
ISSN: 0929-0761 E-ISSN: 1568-5179
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Dr. Levinson Inside the entrance to Cave 11 at Qumran


Dr. Levinson examining manuscript fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Antiquities Authority Laboratory

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Qumran Cave 11: The unmarked cave where the fascinating manuscript of the Temple Scroll was found


An overview of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

Qumran Caves Overview

Professor Levinson – Goodman Lecture

“The Uncensored Voice: Suffering, Protest, and Lament in the Hebrew Bible”
CNES Professor Hanne Loeland Levinson to deliver Goodman Lecture at St. Kate’s
Thursday, May 12

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Flyer: Goodman Lecture_2016

The featured speaker at the 2016 Goodman Lecture will be Dr. Hanne Loeland Levinson. Dr. Levinson is an assistant professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. A member of the Center of Jewish Studies at the U of M, Dr. Levinson’s research centers on the academic study of the Hebrew Bible with a focus on gender studies, prophetic literature, and narratives around death and death wishes.

Her first book, Silent or Salient Gender? The Interpretation of Gendered God-Language in the Hebrew Bible, Exemplified in Isaiah 42, 46 and 49 (Mohr Siebeck, 2008), received the  John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008. Currently, she is working on a book with the working title: Wishing for Death or Fighting for Life: Death Wishes in the Hebrew Bible. She has also taught at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, Norway, and has been a visiting scholar at institutions in Israel, South Africa and the U.S.

She fell in love with the literature and ideas of the Hebrew Bible as an undergraduate and continues to be fascinated by these texts in her work as a teacher and scholar of the Hebrew Bible. She is concerned about reading the texts in light of their literary and historical context, but is also interested in the dialogue between contemporary questions and the biblical texts.

More information at

This event is free, but tickets are required to ensure seating. Tickets will be available online at or by phone at 651-690-6700 closer to the date of the lecture.

Rambi to Refworks

Rambi lets you “push” records to Refworks in much the same way as does the University of Minnesota Libraries catalog.

Examples shown are in the English language view option (top left corner of Rambi page), with search example Qumran food.


If you want to send an individual record to Refworks, use the Actions drop-down menu from the record (not from the results list level).

1- Rambi 1 record Qumran




STEP 1:  Mark the records by clicking on the star next to each record , at the Results list level. In the example below the first and third records have been marked.

2- Rambi multiple records


STEP 2: Click on the e-shelf link above the list

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STEP 3 :  In the e-shelf, you’ll see your selections. Above the list is a box labeled “Select how to save.

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STEP 4.  In this box highlight Push to Refworks.  This will open Refworks and you can view the Last imported records.

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STEP Refworks will open and import these records if you’ve been logged in recently. From there you can view the Last Import and use Refwords to create a bibliography or use other features.

Refworks results

Orders placed

Check our catalog in a few weeks for availability

arab-israeliconflictABC      HndbkJewishLang  613byArchieRand

Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Essential Reference Guide. ABC-CLIO 2015    Gale Virtual Ref  Ebook    about

Handbook of Jewish Languages      Cloth    2016     about

The 613 Rand, Archie, 1949- Cloth    2015

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Late Medieval Hebrew Book in the Western Mediterranean: Hebrew Manuscripts And Incunabula In Context.                   Cloth    2015

Letter of Aristeas: ‘Aristeas to Philocrates’ Or ‘On The Translation Of The Law Of The Jews’.         Wright, Benjamin G. (Benjamin Givens)            Cloth    2015

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929: Trans. By Haim Watzman.        Cohen, Hillel      Paper    2015

Yearnings Of The Soul: Psychological Thought In Modern Kabbalah.           Garb, Jonathan    Cloth    2015

Student Success & Library Use

Research at the U of MN linking student success to library use is in the spotlight again, this time on Boopsie for this good news report from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Digital resources are great, of course, and we have subject specific pages too – but don’t dismiss a visit to your library. There are great print resources in each one, and friendly helpful staff – and you can find a coffee shop in Walter and Wilson too.

Excerpt from the entry in Boopsie:
“As college libraries foster accessibility and student engagement, they contribute to the success of their students through increased graduation rates, increased retention rates, and higher GPAs. When college libraries contribute to student success, they increase institutional prestige while preparing future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.”