Dr. Adolfo Roitman
Dr. Adolfo Roitman is Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Head of the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. MA in Anthropology (cum laude, University of Buenos Aires, 1980); MA in Comparative Religions (cum laude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985); and PhD in Ancient Jewish Thought and Literature (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1993). He is the author of numerous books about the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Judaism, including The Sectarians from Qumran: Daily Life of the Essenes (Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, 2000, in Spanish)|; A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and Its Scrolls (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1997); Envisioning the Temple. Scrolls, Stones and Symbols (The Israel Museum: Jerusalem, 2003). He lectures widely on early Jewish literature, the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation, and has served as a visiting scholar at universities across the United States, Central and South America. Dr. Roitman is the Moriah Center´s academic advisor.