Dr. Adolfo Roitman is curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Lecturer: Roitman, a senior lecturer at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, lectures on early Jewish literature, the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation. He also has served as a visiting scholar at universities across the United States and Central and South America.
Author: He is the author of several books about the Dead Sea Scrolls, including “The Sectarians from Qumran: Daily Life of the Essenes” (Barcelona: Ediciones Mart nez Roca, 2000, in Spanish) and “A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and Its Scrolls” (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1997).
Education: An ordained conservative rabbi, Roitman earned a doctorate in ancient Jewish thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993. His fields of research include comparative religion, anthropological science and art history. He is a member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature.