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November 22 2017, 6PM

Je réponds aux questions de Live Science concernant les manuscrits de la mer Morte du Musée de la Bible. Suite aux doutes que j’avais notamment exprimés dans Newsweek et confirmés lors d’un colloque à Berlin, avec des précisions publiées dans D... [internet] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [judaïsme] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Bible] [Live Science] [religions] [Tanakh]

November 14, 10AM

Je serai à Grenoble le 23 novembre 2017 pour une conférence grand public sur les origines de la Bible. À l’occasion de la commémoration des 500 ans de la Réforme, les Églises protestantes de Grenoble organisent une exposition sur “La Bible, patr... [Conférences] [akkadien] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [Évangiles] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Mésopotamie] [Moïse] [Nouveau Testament] [Qumrân] [ougaritique] [Abraham] [Bible] [David] [ExpoBible] [Moabite] [religions] [Tanakh]

November 9, 3AM

Je réponds aux questions du quotidien Le Berry Républicain à propos de “L’archéologie pour comprendre la Bible”. À l’occasion de ma conférence à Bourges ce soir, je réponds aux questions de Bertrand Philippe. Vous pouvez lire son article s... [Presse] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Moïse] [Abraham] [Bible] [David] [religions]

November 3, 3AM

Je serai à Boston pour le colloque annuel SBL/AAR du 18 au 21 novembre 2017. J’ai été invité à faire une communication dans la session consacrée à “La réception de la Tora dans la littérature deutérocanonique.” De fait, je m’intéres... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [apocryphes] [Hénoch] [exégèse] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Moïse] [Pentateuque] [théologie] [AAR] [Bible] [religions] [SBL] [Tanakh]

2AM

Je co-présiderai les sessions “Inscriptions anciennes” au colloque annuel ASOR à Boston du 15 au 18 novembre 2017. Mon mandat de trois ans en tant que président avec Heather Parker a été renouvelé, et nous aurons cette année trois sessions fas... [Rencontres] [akkadien] [arabe] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [Mésopotamie] [phénicien] [ougaritique] [ASOR] [Égypte] [religions]

October 31, 5AM

À l’occasion de ma prochaine conférence à Bourges, j’ai répondu aux questions de la radio RCF. Cette émission a été diffusée le dimanche 29 octobre à 10h, et vous pouvez la retrouver sur le site de la radio RCF ou directement ci-dessous. Rend... [Radio] [archéologie] [christianisme] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Bible] [religions]

October 30, 4AM

J’ai été invité à donner une conférence grand public sur “La Bible à la lumière de l’archéologie” à Bourges le 9 novembre 2017. Que nous apprennent les découvertes archéologiques sur la Bible ? Les récits bibliques ont-ils une réalit... [Conférences] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Bible] [religions]

October 26, 6AM

Le magazine “Réforme” publie aujourd’hui un portrait de votre serviteur. Ce portrait paraît la veille de la célébration nationale de la Fédération Protestante de France pour les 500 ans de la Réforme. Je remercie Marie Bergeonneau, qui a éc... [Presse] [apocryphes] [archéologie] [catholique] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [musique] [Qumrân] [théologie] [Bible] [protestant] [Réforme] [religions]

October 8, 5AM

Notre équipe vient de publier un article dans lequel nous expliquons pourquoi nous estimons que certains manuscrits de la mer Morte de la collection Schøyen sont des faux. Dès 2013, alors que je procédais à un examen des caractéristiques matérielle... [publications] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [exégèse] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [philologie] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Bible] [Dead Sea Discoveries] [religions] [Tanakh]

September 27, 6AM

Dans le cadre des “Journées Luther” à Nantes, j’ai été invité à participer à une table ronde intitulée “Bible, foi et combat”. Cette table ronde réunira également Françoise et Daniel Larribe, ex-otages au Niger, et Irène Frachon, pne... [Conférences] [histoire] [théologie] [arts] [Bible] [protestant] [religions]

5AM

Dans le cadre des 20e Rendez-vous de l’Histoire à Blois, j’ai été invité à participer à une table ronde sur les manuscrits de la mer Morte. Cette rencontre sera l’occasion de célébrer le 70e anniversaire de la découverte des manuscrits de l... [Conférences] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [exégèse] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Bible] [Islam] [Le Monde de la Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

September 25, 1AM

J’ai été invité à donner deux communications lors d’un colloque international sur le livre de Jérémie à Paris, les 4 et 5 octobre 2017. Ce colloque aura lieu à l’Institut Protestant de Paris, 83 boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris. Vous êtes tous ... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [exégèse] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [Jérémie] [judaïsme] [Latin] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

September 22, 3AM

J’enseigne un cours d’araméen avancé à l’institut catholique de Paris à partir du 25 septembre 2017. Ce cours s’adresse à des étudiants ayant déjà validé les niveaux débutant et intermédiaire d’araméen. Nous étudierons des textes e... [Cours] [Ma sélection] [araméen] [épigraphie] [linguistique] [philologie] [Bible] [ICP] [religions]

2AM

Y a-t-il des différences entre les plus anciens manuscrits de la Bible ? Pourquoi ? Quel impact ont-elles pour l’étude du texte biblique ? Ces questions font l’objet du cours de critique textuelle de la Bible hébraïque que je donne ce semestre à ... [Cours] [Ma sélection] [araméen] [catholique] [grec] [hébreu] [Latin] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Septante] [syriaque] [Bible] [ICP] [religions] [Tanakh]
Semitica 59 est paru ! J’ai édité ce volume juste à temps pour les colloques SBL et EABS, et Peeters l’a imprimé très vite. Il est donc d’ores et déjà disponible sous forme papier et en version électronique. Voici la référence bibliograph... [publications] [akkadien] [arabe] [araméen] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [linguistique] [philologie] [phénicien] [sémitique] [ougaritique] [Bible] [religions] [Semitica] [Tanakh]

September 15, 12 PM

Je serai à Zurich du 16 au 19 septembre pour étudier des inscriptions hébraïques et araméennes inédites. Je poursuivrai les travaux effectués l’an passé et ajouter de nouvelles inscriptions à ce projet de recherches. J’ai hâte de découvrir ... [Ma sélection] [Projets] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [religions]

September 14, 1AM

J’ai été invité à intervenir lors de la convention nationale APM qui a pour thème “Visages du futur”. Avec Guillaume Cuchet, un collègue historien, nous nous poserons la question du futur de la religion dans notre société. Si vous êtes adh... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [christianisme] [histoire] [judaïsme] [philosophie] [théologie] [APM] [Islam] [religions]

September 5, 6AM

C’est la rentrée ! Envie d’étudier la Bible ? Cette année, j’enseigne à nouveau un cours d’introduction à la Bible et à l’exégèse à l’université de Strasbourg. C’est un cours de première année pour les étudiants en lic... [Cours] [Ma sélection] [archéologie] [exégèse] [histoire] [judaïsme] [philologie] [théologie] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh] [Unistra]

August 18, 1AM

Un nouveau projet de fouilles archéologiques organisé conjointement par l’université de Tel Aviv et mon équipe de recherches à Paris a vu le jour ! Ce projet vise à fouiller l’un des plus importants sites de la région : Deir el-Azar, ... [Projets] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Latin] [philologie] [phénicien] [Bible] [Tanakh]

August 6, 6AM

Je serai à Berlin pour le colloque annuel de l’EABS, du 7 au 11 août 2017, où je présenterai des inscriptions araméennes inédites. Après être intervenu dans le cadre de la session “Qumrân et les manuscrits de la mer Morte” du colloque inter... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Idumée] [judaïsme] [Islam] [religions]

August 4, 7AM

Je serai à Berlin du 7 au 11 août 2017 pour le colloque international SBL. J’interviendrai notamment lors de la session “Qumrân et les manuscrits de la mer Morte” intitulée “Identifier et faire face à de possibles fraudes : méthodologie, ét... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [éthique] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [littérature] [philologie] [politique] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [SBL] [Tanakh]

July 23, 10AM

Voici la version 1.7 (Mac) de mon clavier Unicode « Français AZERTY ». La version Windows est disponible ici. Ce clavier étend le clavier français AZERTY classique en y ajoutant de nombreux diacritiques et symboles, ce qui permet ... [Informatique] [épigraphie] [histoire] [clavier] [linguistique] [philologie] [mac]
Voici la version 1.7 (Windows) de mon clavier Unicode « Français AZERTY ». La version Mac est disponible ici. Ce clavier étend le clavier français AZERTY classique en y ajoutant de nombreux diacritiques et symboles, ce qui permet ... [Informatique] [épigraphie] [histoire] [clavier] [linguistique] [philologie] [Windows]

July 15, 11PM

Je serai à Rabat, au Maroc, le 19 juillet 2017 à 19h pour une conférence sur “La Bible à la lumière de l’archéologie”. Que nous apprennent les découvertes archéologiques sur la Bible ? Les récits bibliques ont-ils une réalité historique ?... [Conférences] [akkadien] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Mésopotamie] [Moïse] [Nouveau Testament] [ougaritique] [Abraham] [Al Mowafaqa] [Bible] [David] [Islam] [Moabite] [religions] [Tanakh]
Je pars aujourd’hui pour Rabat, au Maroc, pour y enseigner un cours d’introduction à la Bible à l’institut Al Mowafaqa. Voici les questions traitées en cours : D’où viennent nos Bibles ? La généalogie du texte biblique. Comment l... [Cours] [christianisme] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [théologie] [Al Mowafaqa] [Bible] [Islam] [religions] [Tanakh]

June 17, 10AM

Je serai à Montélimar le 23 juin 2017 à 20h30 pour une conférence sur “La Bible à la lumière de l’archéologie”. Que nous apprennent les découvertes archéologiques sur la Bible ? Les récits bibliques ont-ils une réalité historique ? Que s... [Conférences] [akkadien] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Mésopotamie] [Moïse] [Nouveau Testament] [ougaritique] [Abraham] [Bible] [David] [Moabite] [religions] [Tanakh]
Je serai à Montélimar le 23 juin 2017 à 18h pour une conférence sur les manuscrits de la mer Morte. Qumrân est l’une des plus importantes découvertes archéologiques du XXe siècle. Qui habitait ce site ? Ses occupants ont-ils rédigé les c... [Conférences] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

June 8, 8AM

L’Académie Polonaise des Sciences organise à Paris une soirée d’études sur les manuscrits de la mer Morte le 21 juin prochain. À l’occasion des 70 ans de la découverte de la première grotte de Qumrân, l’Académie polonaise propose de faire... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

June 2, 9AM

Le troisième volume de « La Biblioteca di Qumran. Edizione bilingue dei manoscritti » est paru ! Il est consacré au “Deuteronomio e Pentateuco nel suo insieme”, tout comme le volume français dont il est la traduction. J’ai codirigé l... [publications] [apocryphes] [Deutéronome] [hébreu] [judaïsme] [Pentateuque] [philologie] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

May 29, 9AM

J’ai été interviewé sur Radio Iris et Radio Arc-en-Ciel suite à mon voyage d’études en Israël. Ce voyage d’études s’est déroulé du 14 au 22 avril 2017. J’ai visité les principaux sites archéologiques de la Terre Sainte avec plusieurs ... [Radio] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [topographie] [Bible] [Islam] [Radio Arc-en-ciel] [Radio Iris] [religions] [Tanakh]

May 17, 6AM

Je suis à Bordeaux du 17 au 19 mai 2017 pour le colloque annuel de l’Institut universitaire de France. Chaque année, les membres de l’Institut universitaire de France sont invités à se rassembler pour réfléchir ensemble sur une thématique inter... [Rencontres] [IUF]

April 29, 4AM

Voici l’épisode 18 de la Saga Semitica ! Après la bataille de Jéricho, les Hébreux, forts de leur triomphe, sont prêts à poursuivre leur incursion en Canaan. Mais les ennemis ne sont pas toujours ceux que l’on croit, et Josué va très vite en f... [Presse] [publications] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [Josué] [judaïsme] [Bible] [Pharm’Aviv] [religions] [Tanakh]

April 13, 10PM

Je suis en Israël pour un voyage archéologique et une mission épigraphique jusqu’au 25 avril. J’ai annoncé ce voyage plus tôt dans l’année et vais le prolonger en mission épigraphique pour travailler sur des ostraca araméens iné... [Conférences] [Projets] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Nouveau Testament] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]

April 4, 11AM

Je serai à Rennes pour animer un séminaire sur “La Bible, quelle histoire !” le 4 avril 2017. L’Association Progrès du management (APM) m’a invité à rencontrer des dirigeants d’entreprises à Rennes pour leur faire découvrir l’histo... [Conférences] [archéologie] [christianisme] [histoire] [judaïsme] [APM] [Bible] [religions]

2AM

J’ai été invité à Burbach pour une conférence sur “Le livre d’Hénoch” le 6 avril 2017. Le livre d’Hénoch est une œuvre magistrale du judaïsme antique qui éclaire les croyances de certains groupes tels les esséniens. Il nous relate la ... [Conférences] [christianisme] [Hénoch] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [messianisme] [Nouveau Testament] [Qumrân] [Bible] [canon] [Jude] [religions]

March 31, 2AM

Je suis à nouveau invité sur le plateau de l’émission “Islam” sur France 2 le 2 avril 2017. Cette émission poursuivra notre discussion sur les prophètes dans les religions monothéistes et parlera de Adam, Noé, Moïse, Jésus et Muhammad dans... [TV] [christianisme] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [monothéisme] [Moïse] [Noé] [Coran] [Abraham] [Adam] [France 2] [Islam] [Muhammad] [religions]

March 27, 4AM

Voici la version 1.2 (Windows) de mon clavier Unicode « Arabe avec clavier français » (AZERTY). Il couvre l’arabe classique et moderne ainsi que les signes diacritiques employés dans diverses éditions du Coran, en épigraphie et... [Informatique] [arabe] [épigraphie] [linguistique] [philologie] [Coran]

March 23, 6AM

Je suis invité sur le plateau de l’émission “Islam” sur France 2 le 26 mars 2017. Cette émission sera consacrée aux prophètes dans les religions monothéistes, en l’occurrence le judaïsme, le christianisme et l’islam. Elle sera diffusée ... [TV] [christianisme] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [monothéisme] [Moïse] [Noé] [Coran] [Abraham] [France 2] [Islam] [Muhammad] [religions]

March 18, 3AM

La conférence sur “Les religions en débat” à laquelle j’ai été invité est retransmise en vidéo par France Culture. Cette conférence-débat, qui a eu lieu le 27 février dernier à l’Hôtel de Ville de Strasbourg, avait pour thème : “Que... [TV] [christianisme] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [Coran] [théologie] [Bible] [France Culture] [Islam] [religions] [Tanakh]

March 16, 3AM

L’association cultuelle israélite de Roanne m’a invité à donner une conférence le 29 mars prochain sur “La Bible à la lumière de l’archéologie”. Que nous apprennent les découvertes archéologiques sur la Bible ? Les récits bibliques ont... [Conférences] [akkadien] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Mésopotamie] [Moïse] [Nouveau Testament] [ougaritique] [Abraham] [Bible] [David] [Moabite] [religions] [Tanakh]

March 14, 2AM

Je serai en direct sur RCF pour une émission consacrée au 70e anniversaire de la découverte des manuscrits de la mer Morte. Christophe Henning m’a invité sur le plateau de “Grand Angle”, son émission hebdomadaire en direct, pour célébrer la p... [Radio] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [Qumrân] [Bible] [RCF] [religions] [Tanakh]

March 6, 12 AM

J’ai été invité à Burbach pour une conférence “Du judaïsme au christianisme” le 9 mars 2017. Les premiers disciples de Jésus de Nazareth formaient l’un des nombreux mouvements au sein du judaïsme. Ce mouvement s’est par la suite émancip... [Conférences] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [histoire] [judaïsme] [messianisme] [Nouveau Testament] [religion]

February 25, 6AM

J’ai été invité à participer à un cycle de conférences sur “les religions en débat” à l’université de Strasbourg. Cette conférence-débat aura lieu le lundi 27 février 2017 à 18h et aura pour thème : “Que disent les textes fond... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [christianisme] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [Coran] [théologie] [Bible] [Islam] [religion] [Tanakh]

February 20, 4AM

J’ai été invité par l’université de Berlin pour une rencontre de recherche épigraphique du 20 au 23 février 2017. Cette rencontre est organisée par Mark Geller, professeur à la Freie Universität Berlin. Elle portera sur les nouveaux textes ar... [Rencontres] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [religion]

February 14, 7AM

J’ai répondu aux questions du magazine Sciences et Avenir, qui publie un dossier sur les manuscrits de la mer Morte. Ce dossier a été écrit suite à la publication des nouveaux manuscrits de la mer Morte dans l’ouvrage que j’ai codirigé, Gleani... [Presse] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religion] [Sciences et Avenir] [Tanakh]

February 1, 6AM

J’accompagne deux voyages d’études bibliques et archéologiques en Israël, l’un du 14 au 22 avril et l’autre du 5 au 13 juillet 2017. Le premier séjour est déjà complet (sauf désistement), car je pars essentiellement avec des étudiants et a... [Conférences] [Projets] [archéologie] [histoire] [Nouveau Testament] [Bible] [religion] [Tanakh]

January 30, 2AM

Y a-t-il des différences entre les plus anciens manuscrits de la Bible ? Pourquoi ? Quel impact ont-elles pour l’étude du texte biblique ? Ces questions font l’objet du cours de critique textuelle de la Bible hébraïque que je donne ce semestre à ... [Cours] [Ma sélection] [araméen] [catholique] [grec] [hébreu] [Latin] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Septante] [syriaque] [Bible] [ICP] [Tanakh]

January 16, 6PM

Je serai en Guadeloupe pour animer deux séminaires sur “La Bible, quelle histoire !” les 17 et 19 janvier 2017. L’Association Progrès du management (APM) m’a invité à rencontrer des dirigeants d’entreprises de la Guadeloupe pour leur fa... [Conférences] [archéologie] [histoire] [APM] [Bible] [religion]

January 12, 7AM

Après plusieurs années de recherches, notre édition des manuscrits de la mer Morte de la collection Schøyen est parue ! Ce volume a été dirigé par Torleif Elgvin, Kipp Davis et moi-même. J’ai notamment eu en charge l’analyse paléographiq... [publications] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [linguistique] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religion] [Tanakh]

January 10, 1PM

Je serai à Bâle-Mulhouse le 11 janvier 2017 pour animer un séminaire intitulé “La Bible par les textes”. L’Association Progrès du management (APM) m’a invité à rencontrer des dirigeants d’entreprises de la région de Bâle-Mulhouse pour l... [Conférences] [exégèse] [Genèse] [Évangiles] [littérature] [Nouveau Testament] [Psaumes] [théologie] [Abraham] [Adam] [APM] [Bible] [David] [Tanakh]

January 8, 1PM

C’est le verbe ḤṬʾ qui est commun à la plupart des langues sémitiques, y compris l’hébreu, l’araméen et l’arabe, où il peut en effet avoir le sens de « rater, manquer », une cible ou autre chose.

January 7, 10AM

Bonjour Quel mot araméen signifiant « manquer la cible » a été traduit par « péché » ? Merci et belle année à vous François Malespine

January 3, 11AM

La forme des lettres est déterminée par la police utilisée, et non par mon clavier (je n’y suis donc pour rien quant à cet accent circonflexe qui vous plaît). Essayez d’autres polices Unicode pour voir si elles correspondent mieux à vos ...
La Bibliothèque de Qumrân est faite pour vous ! 😉 Nous avons publié les 3 premiers volumes, que vous pouvez d’ores et déjà acheter (chez votre libraire ou sur Internet), et nous continuons notre travail. Bonne lecture !
Sophie Kessler-Mesguich, L’hébreu biblique en 15 leçons, Presses universitaires de Rennes.
Merci !! Cela m’encourage à continuer. 😉 Et n’hésitez pas à parler de mes cours autour de vous !

December 2 2016, 10AM

Rendez-vous à Paris le 7 décembre 2016 pour une conférence intitulée “les révélations des manuscrits de la mer Morte sur les origines du christianisme”. Qumrân est l’une des plus importantes découvertes archéologiques du XXe siècle. Qui ha... [Conférences] [apocryphes] [archéologie] [christianisme] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [Jean le Baptiste] [Nouveau Testament] [pseudépigraphes] [Qumrân] [Paul] [religion]

November 28, 3AM

Je suis à Rabat, au Maroc, pour le conseil scientifique 2016 de l’institut Al Mowafaqa Al Mowafaqa est un institut œcuménique de théologie fondé en 2012. Il offre plusieurs diplômes, notamment une licence de théologie. Je suis l’un des membres ... [Projets] [théologie] [Al Mowafaqa]

November 19, 11AM

Je participe au colloque de la Société de littérature biblique à San Antonio du 19 au 22 novembre 2016. Je donnerai deux communications durant ce colloque. La première, le 20 novembre à 10h30 dans le cadre de la session intitulée “Études ougarit... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [linguistique] [religion] [SBL]

November 16, 7AM

Mon article sur le papyrus mentionnant Jérusalem a été traduit en anglais et publié par The Conversation Global et The Huffington Post. Comparé à la version française, Il inclut quelques révisions et peut être cité ainsi : Michael Langlois,... [internet] [publications] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [philologie] [religion] [The Conversation] [The Huffington Post]

November 14, 1AM

Je serai à San Antonio du 16 au 19 novembre 2016 pour le colloque annuel des Écoles américaines de recherches orientalistes. Durant ce colloque, je présiderai comme l’an passé les deux sessions “Inscriptions anciennes” avec ma collègue Heather... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [ASOR]

November 7, 11AM

Mon article sur le papyrus mentionnant Jérusalem a été repris par Le Point. Vous le trouverez sous le titre “Israël : quand les archéologues contredisent les diplomates”, en date du 3 novembre 2016. Si vous ne l’avez pas déjà lu, c’est... [internet] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Le Point] [religion]

November 2, 4PM

Le 26 octobre 2016, l’Autorité des Antiquités d’Israël (AAI) présentait un papyrus vieux de 2700 ans mentionnant la ville de Jérusalem. Quels sont les enjeux d’une telle découverte ? Décryptage. D’où vient ce papyrus ? Ce papyrus n’a pa... [internet] [Ma sélection] [publications] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [hébreu] [histoire] [Josué] [judaïsme] [Islam] [religion] [The Conversation]

November 1, 12 PM

Jésus a-t-il vraiment été crucifié ? C’est l’une des controverses dont témoigne le mystérieux Évangile de Barnabé. La chaîne de télévision RMC Découverte a mené l’enquête et diffuse ce soir un documentaire intitulé “Les révél... [TV] [apocryphes] [Barnabé] [christianisme] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [Nouveau Testament] [Bible] [Islam] [religion] [RMC Découverte]

October 31, 2AM

Semitica 58 est paru ! Semitica est publié par l’Institut d’études sémitiques du Collège de France et présente chaque année des travaux scientifiques inédits. J’en assure l’édition scientifique sous la direction de Thomas Römer, prof... [publications] [akkadien] [arabe] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [linguistique] [philologie] [sémitique] [Bible] [Semitica] [Tanakh]

October 30, 2AM

Durant ma dernière mission épigraphique à Jérusalem, j’ai répondu aux questions de Terre Sainte Magazine. J’ai rencontré à cette occasion Marie-Armelle Beaulieu, directrice de publication et rédactrice en chef de cette revue bimestrielle de la... [Presse] [arabe] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [Hénoch] [épigraphie] [éthiopien] [grec] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [phénicien] [syriaque] [théologie] [Bible] [religion] [Terre Sainte Magazine]
Le site interbible.org publie un billet à propos des ostraca araméens de Marésha. J’ai répondu à cette occasion aux question de Sylvain Campeau, dont vous pouvez lire le billet ici : Sylvain Campeau, “Les ostraca araméens de tel Marésha”... [internet] [araméen] [archéologie] [épigraphie] [histoire] [InterBible] [religion]

October 23, 10AM

I will be in Burbach on November 3, 2016 for a public conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls! Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous Dead Sea scrolls? What do these mysterious m... [Conferences] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Greek] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran] [Bible] [religion] [Tanakh]

September 18, 11AM

Do want to study Hebrew or Aramaic online in 2016-2017? • My Advanced Classical Hebrew course is for those who have already studied Biblical Hebrew and wish to perfect their skills by studying biblical and non biblical texts discovered among the Dead S... [Courses] [aramaic] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran] [Tanakh]

September 12, 9AM

The United Protestant Church of France invited me to speak at a meeting on “Encouraging to Read the Scriptures”, on September 26, 2016, in Paris. Several lecturers will speak at a round table, and I was asked to focus on how new electronic media infl... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Bible] [EPUdF] [exegesis] [theology]

8AM

Did Jesus really exist? Do biblical texts convey historical truth? Can we attest Jesus’ existence through archaeological research? Who tells the truth, the Bible, history, archaeology? To find out, come Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM at the Prote... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [religion] [theology]

September 5, 11AM

Do you want to study the Bible? This year again, I teach a course of Introduction to the Bible and to exegesis at the University of Strasbourg. This is a first-year course for students preparing a bachelor in Protestant Theology or a University Degree o... [Courses] [Archaeology] [Bible] [exegesis] [history] [Judaism] [philology] [religion] [Tanakh] [theology] [Unistra]
French magazine “Le Monde de la Bible” talks about the Maresha ostraca. On the occasion of an epigraphic mission to Israel, I answered Marie-Armelle Beaulieu’s questions on the Aramaic ostraca from Maresha. Esther Eshel, director of Bar-Ilan Unive... [Press] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [history] [Idumea] [Le Monde de la Bible] [Maresha] [religion]

August 29, 10AM

I am interviewed in “Face à face” on CNA Channel. CNA (“Chaîne Nord-Africaine”) is a Christian satellite channel in the Maghreb countries. Mustapha Krim, pastor in Algeria, interviewed me on “The Bible in Light of Archaeology”. You can wat... [TV] [Archaeology] [Bible] [CNA] [epigraphy] [history] [religion]

4AM

I have been interviewed by Le Monde de la Bible magazine on the seal of King Hezekiah, following the discovery of a new bulla a few months ago. I had written an article about this discovery, so I naturally answered Estelle Villeneuve’s questions when s... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Hezekiah] [history] [Judaism] [kings] [Le Monde de la Bible] [Mesopotamia] [religion] [Tanakh]
Regional Reformed magazine “Réveil” (Centre-Alpes-Rhône) interviewed me on my current scientific projects. I answered Jacques Moraël’s questions and invite you to read his article below: “Comprendre l’Israël ancien”, Réveil 483, avril 2... [Press] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [religion] [Réveil]

3AM

I am one of the speakers of the Psalmodia Summer Course in Gagnières on August 5-14, 2016. Psalmodia is located in the Lutheran parish of Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg. Every year, Psalmodia organizes an artistic summer course, and I have been ... [Conferences] [1 Corinthians] [arts] [Bible] [exegesis] [New Testament] [Paul] [Philippians] [Romans] [theology]

June 7, 1AM

I am in Rennes for the University Institute of France annual conference on June 6-8, 2016. The University Institute of France (IUF) rewards each year a hundred laureates among professors of French universities. IUF members have less teaching assignment a... [Meetings] [IUF]

June 1, 10AM

Newseek published a paper on Steve Green and his collection of biblical antiquities. I was interviewed about his Dead Sea Scrolls. Journalist Nina Burleigh wrote a lengthy piece on American businessman Steve Green, owner of crafts chain “Hobby Lobby,... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [evangelical] [history] [Judaism] [Newsweek] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

May 30, 4AM

I will be in Leipzig on Sunday, May 5, 2016 for an international conference on “The Relations Between Israel and Aram in the Biblical Period.” I have been invited to talk about Aramaic ostraca excavated in Maresha which I recently photographed. A wo... [Conferences] [Meetings] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [philology] [religion]

May 21, 12 AM

“Risen” is out! Gaumont movie theater in Amiens invites you to a special screening followed by a conference on “Jesus Between Fiction and Reality”. Did Jesus really exist? Do biblical texts convey historical truth? Can we attest Jesus’ existenc... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [theology]

May 4, 1AM

I will host an international conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Samaritan Pentateuch on May 26-27. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, in the middle of the twentieth century, has brought to light ancient biblical and related manuscripts that ex... [Conferences] [Meetings] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Deuteronomy] [epigraphy] [exegesis] [Exodus] [Genesis] [Greek] [Hebrew] [history] [Joshua] [Judaism] [Leviticus] [Linguistics] [Numbers] [Pentateuch] [philology] [Qumran] [religion] [samaritan] [Semitic] [Tanakh]

May 1, 9AM

I will be in Zurich on May 10–13 to study unpublished palaeo-Hebrew inscriptions. I will pursue the tests that I begun last January, especially the multispectral photography of these 400+ inscriptions for their upcoming publication. Happy May Day! [Projects] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [religion]

April 26, 10AM

I have been asked to contribute to a practical manual of biblical narratology. Directed by Guy Rainotte, La narratologie appliquée aux textes bibliques (Cineprodoc, 2014) is an original manual consisting of two DVDs that contain an initiation to the met... [publications] [TV] [Abraham] [Adam] [Bible] [David] [Eden] [Eve] [exegesis] [Exodus] [Ezekiel] [Genesis] [Moses] [Psalms] [religion] [Tanakh] [theology]

April 7, 5AM

An ancient biblical scroll has been virtually unrolled thanks to new technology. Estelle Villeneuve, journalist with Le Monde de la Bible, reported this information and interviewed me on the occasion. I told her that the few preserved lines correspond to... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [Le Monde de la Bible] [Leviticus] [religion] [Tanakh]

March 24, 3AM

Was Jesus married? I answer Anne Sangin’s questions next Monday on RMC Découverte. Following the discovery of a fragment of an apocryphal Gospel mentioning Jesus’s wife, TV channel “RMC Découverte” pepared a documentary entitled “The Gospel o... [TV] [apocrypha] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [religion] [RMC Découverte]

March 23, 8AM

Volume 57 of Semitica, for which I serve as scientific editor, is out! The Institute of Semitic Studies is now publishing Semitica with Peeters. You can even get an electronic version. Enjoy! Semitica 57, édité par Michael Langlois sous la direction ... [publications] [Akkadian] [Arabic] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew] [history] [Linguistics] [Mesopotamia] [Palmyra] [philology] [Qumran] [Quran] [Samuel] [Semitica] [Semitic] [Tanakh] [Ugaritic]

March 7, 4AM

I will be in Graffenstaden on March 22, 2016 for a public conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls! Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous Dead Sea scrolls? What do these mysteri... [Conferences] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Greek] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]
I will be in Saint-Maur on March 16 for a conference on “The Bible in Light of Archaeology”. What do archaeological discoveries teach us about the Bible? Do biblical narratives convey historical reality? Did Jesus really exist? If you are interested,... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [New Testament] [religion] [Tanakh]

3AM

Saga Semitica Episode 17 is here! Sous la houlette de Josué, les Hébreux sont enfin entrés en Canaan. La manne a cessé, tout comme la longue période d’errance au désert. Mais les Israélites ne sont pas au bout de leurs peines : les remparts de ... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [history] [Joshua] [Judaism] [Pharm’Aviv] [religion] [Tanakh]

February 11, 9PM

I am back to Israel to work on new Aramaic ostraca discovered in Maresha. The archaeological site of Maresha has yielded hundreds of Aramaic ostraca. Among them, a group seems especially difficult to decipher. My Israeli colleague, Esther Eshel, director... [Projects] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [religion]

January 26, 9AM

Here is a scientific paper that I published in the Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses: This paper offers a methodology for the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls that takes into account their material features. Archaeological context, writing me... [publications] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Greek] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran] [religion] [RHPR]

January 25, 5AM

Are there differences between the oldest manuscripts of the Bible? Why? How do they impact our understanding of the biblical text? These questions are the object of Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, a course I teach this semester at the Catholic Ins... [Courses] [aramaic] [Catholic] [ELCOA] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Latin] [philology] [Qumran] [Septuagint] [syriac] [Tanakh]

January 18, 1AM

I am in Zurich from January 18 to 20 to study unpublished palaeo-Hebrew inscriptions. These inscriptions were copied on ostraca, that is, pottery shards recycled into writing medium. They are more than 2500 years old, from the Kingdom of Judah. André L... [Projects] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [religion]
I will be in Versailles on January 31, 2016, for the Fellowship Day. This Day is organized each year by the Fellowship of Protestant Evangelical Churches and Organizations of Southern Yvelines. It features a common worship service at 10:30am and a confe... [Conferences] [Bible] [Christianity] [exegesis] [New Testament] [religion] [Tanakh] [theology]

January 4, 4AM

I will be in Créteil on February 8, 2016 for a public conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls! As part of their Cultural Week, the Jewish Community of Créteil invites me to give a lecture on: “Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed”. Qumran is one of th... [Conferences] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Greek] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

December 27 2015, 11AM

Here is a paper I published in the scientific periodical Ancient Near Eastern Studies. This paper is about linguistics of Biblical Hebrew. More specifically, it discusses the Andersen–Forbes system which is at the basis of a digital grammatical databas... [publications] [Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Tanakh]

December 17, 2PM

I am a “VIP Guest” on Radio Arc-en-Ciel! I received journalist Gwladys Porracchia, from Radio Arc-en-Ciel, in my office in the University Palace. She attended my conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls and wanted to talk with me about this fascinating top... [Radio] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [history] [Judaism] [protestant] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Unistra]

1PM

Were there Jews in Ancient Corsica? That’s the question I was asked by Radio JM. Weekly show “Ça change tout”, hosted by Xavier Nataf on Radio JM, focused this summer on a three-part topic entitled “Jews and Corsican, a long history”. I was i... [Radio] [Archaeology] [Corse] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [Phoenician] [Radio JM] [religion]

December 8, 10AM

The second volume of “La Biblioteca di Qumran. Edizione bilingue dei manoscritti” is out! It is about “Esodo, Levitico, Numeri,” just like the French volume it translates. Here are my contributions to this volume: Michael Langlois, “7QEsodo ... [publications] [apocrypha] [aramaic] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Exodus] [Greek] [Judaism] [Leviticus] [Numbers] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [Septuagint] [Tanakh]

December 4, 3AM

Seau du roi Ézéchias de Juda, découvert à Jérusalem. © Eilat Mazar, photographie par Ouria Tadmor I published an article on The Conversation about the discovery of King Hezekiah’s seal in Jerusalem. Here is it: Le 2 décembre 2015, l’archéologu... [internet] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Hezekiah] [history] [Judaism] [kings] [Mesopotamia] [religion] [Tanakh] [The Conversation]

December 2, 4AM

Saga Semitica Episode 16 is here! Le peuple d’Israël a un nouveau chef : Josué. Sa mission ? Réussir là où Moïse, son illustre prédécesseur, a échoué : mener les Hébreux en terre promise. Quels dangers l’attendent-ils ? Quels ennemis d... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [history] [Joshua] [Judaism] [Moses] [Pharm’Aviv] [religion] [Tanakh]

November 17, 10PM

I am in Atlanta for the ASOR and SBL Annual Meetings! It is in Atlanta (GA) that the ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) annual meeting take place this year. The ASOR meeting gathers archaeologists and h... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Archaeology] [ASOR] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [religion] [SBL]

November 4, 4AM

Beginning November 10, 2015, join me every week for a course of Introduction to the Bible! Every week beginning November 10, 2015, I invite you to discover the Bible with me through an introductory course and a commentary of its books. If you live in St... [Courses] [Archaeology] [Bible] [history] [religion] [Tanakh] [Unistra]

October 26, 8AM

I am in Israel to work on new Aramaic ostraca discovered in Maresha. The archaeological site of Maresha has yielded hundreds of Aramaic ostraca. Among them, a group seems especially difficult to decipher. My Israel colleague, Esther Eshel, director of th... [Projects] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [religion]

October 22, 1AM

I was interviewed by several journalists with Science & Life Magazine, which dedicated its latest issue to “The Origins of the Bible”. In an article on “The Manuscripts in the Big Data Era”, Pierre-Yves Bocquet asked me about the computer to... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Exodus] [Judaism] [Moses] [philology] [Qumran] [religion] [Science & Vie] [Tanakh]

October 12, 4AM

I have been invited to “The Steps of Faith” on Radio Grand Ciel. On the occasion of my conference in Chartres on the apocryphal literature, I was interviewed by Didier Gougis who hosts weekly show “The Steps of Faith” on Radio Grand Ciel. The sh... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

October 1, 6AM

I will be in Chartres on Thursday, October 8 for a conference on apocryphal literature: Beyond the Bible, ancient mysterious texts tell us about the patriarchs, Jesus, the apostles. These so-called “apocryphal” books are little known because they hav... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh] [theology]

3AM

I was interviewed by RCF Radio on the occasion of my conference in Clermont-Ferrand. I am the “Newsroom Guest” on September 17, 2015 on RCF Radio, where I am interviewed by Christine Vancayseele on the Dead Sea Scrolls, theme of my September 18 c... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

September 29, 6AM

My Annual Graduation Lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls is broadcast on France Culture. On September 15, 2015, I gave the annual graduation lecture at the University of Strasbourg Faculty of Protestant Theology, on the theme: “The Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblic... [TV] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [history] [Islam] [Judaism] [Madaism] [Manicheism] [New Testament] [philology] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

5AM

I am in Angers to lecture at the regional pastoral meeting of the United Protestant Church. Following the decision of the national synod regarding the blessing of same-sex couples, I have been invited to lecture at the regional pastoral meeting of the Un... [Conferences] [Bible] [Christianity] [EPUdF] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [protestant] [religion] [theology]

September 20, 11AM

You are cordially invited to a conference on the birth of monotheism, in Rabat, Morocco, on September 21, 2015. Judaism, followed by Christianity and Islam, is often associated with the birth of monotheism. But is it really the case? Didn’t monotheism ... [Conferences] [Al Mowafaqa] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [Egypt] [history] [Islam] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [philology] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Ugaritic]
I am in Rabat, Morocco, for a course on Introduction to the Bible! A new promotion of students starts a cycle of bachelor in theology at Al Mowafaqa Institute. I am a member of the Scientific Board of this institute, which signed a convention with the U... [Courses] [Al Mowafaqa] [Bible] [history] [religion] [Tanakh] [theology]

September 4, 8AM

My Hebrew and Aramaic online courses continue in 2015-2016. • My Hebrew course is for those who have already studied Biblical Hebrew and wish to perfect their skills by studying biblical and non biblical texts discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. ... [Courses] [aramaic] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran] [Tanakh]

7AM

I will be in Clermont-Ferrand on September 18, 2015, for a great conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous Dead Sea scrolls? How do these ma... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion]

3AM

The annual graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Protestant Theology will take place on September 15, 2015 at 16:15. The program will be rich, with a speech by the President and the Dean, the graduation, several musical suprises… And the annual lecture... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Unistra]

July 6, 3AM

I have been interviewed by regional protestant magazine “Réveil”. On the occasion of my conference in Roanne, I was interviewed by Jacques Moraël for monthly magazine “Réveil” of Centre-Alpes-Rhône United Protestant Church: “Découvrir Qum... [Press] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion] [Tanakh]

June 15, 11AM

I have been invited for an international symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Oslo on June 15-17, 2015! This is a joint symposium organized by the University of Agder in Cooperation with The Schøyen Collection and the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center for Jew... [Conferences] [Meetings] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion]

June 3, 9AM

Le Protestant de l’Ouest magazine publishes a review of my conference “Jesus Between Fiction and Reality”. Élisabeth Renaud, redactor-in-chief at regional monthly magazine Le Protestant de l’Ouest, offers her readers a review of the conference I... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [Le Protestant de l’Ouest] [religion] [theology]

June 1, 1AM

Here is the 15th episode of Saga Semitica! Moïse est mort. Ou du moins introuvable. Bref, il faudra dorénavant compter sans lui. Seulement voilà, le peuple est aux portes de la terre promise ; il a plus que jamais besoin d’un guide, sinon c’est ... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Deuteronomy] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Joshua] [Judaism] [Moses] [Numbers] [Pharm’Aviv] [Qumran] [religion]

May 22, 1AM

I will be in Liège on Friday, May 29 for a conference on apocryphal literature: Beyond the Bible, ancient mysterious texts tell us about the patriarchs, Jesus, the apostles. These so-called “apocryphal” books are little known because they have not b... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [gospels] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [theology]

May 18, 5AM

I am in Montpellier for University Institute of France Annual Conference. The theme developped this year is that of the “Rhythm”, whether it’s in macro-economics, in astrophysics, in medicine, in poetry, in linguistics… All sciences are concerned... [Meetings] [IUF]

April 21, 2AM

Daily newspaper “Le Pays” interviews me on the Dead Sea Scrolls. On the occasion of my conference in Roanne on March 29 2015, I answered journalist Philippe Grégoire’s questions for the regional daily newspaper Le Pays. This interview appeared in... [Press] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [canon] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [Le Pays] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion]

April 9, 8AM

The December 2014-January 2015 issue of Géo Histoire magazine focuses on Judaism. On this occasion, I was interviewed by journalist Volker Saux who wrote a paper on “Babylon: The Founding Exile”: “Babylone, l’exil fondateur”, Géo Histoire n... [Press] [Akkadian] [Archaeology] [Babylon] [cuneiform] [Géo Histoire] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [religion]

April 5, 9AM

The Qumran Chronicle, a polish journal, has pubished a review of my latest conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Paris. This review was written by Dariusz Długosz, who attended my conference in Paris on December 10, 2014. I thank Dariusz Długosz for h... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [history] [Judaism] [philology] [Qumran] [religion]

April 4, 2AM

Here is version 1.2b (Mac) of my “CuneiType Unicode” converter. This program automatically converts text written with the CuneiType1, CuneiTrueType, Mari, and Babel legacy fonts (notably used by assyriologists for transcription of cuneiform texts). T... [Information Technology] [Akkadian] [Assyriology] [cuneiform] [Linguistics] [philology] [software] [Sumerian]

April 1, 6AM

Was there a canon of Scriptures at the turn of our era? What can we learn from various uses of Scriptures in ancient Judaism and early Christianity? This is the topic I presented during a research seminar on “Use and Abuse of Scripture” in Strasbourg... [publications] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Unistra]

March 26, 7AM

Impatient readers told me they’ve been waiting for a new episode Saga Semitica. Here it is! Contre vents et marées, Moïse a réussi à mener le peuple hébreu jusqu’aux portes de Canaan. Il a pris soin d’instruire la nouvelle génération d’I... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Deuteronomy] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [Moses] [Numbers] [Pharm’Aviv]

March 25, 4AM

I have been interviewed by “Science & Foi”, a French website that addresses issues related to scientific discoveries and their impact on the Christian faith. I want to thank Benoît Hébert, pastor and physicist, who contacted me to ask for this... [internet] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [exegesis] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [philology] [religion] [Science & Foi] [theology]

March 18, 2AM

The Israelite Association of Roanne has invited me to give a lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous Dead Sea scrolls? How do these manuscri... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [canon] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion]

March 9, 9AM

I was interviewed by Marie Lesure-Vandamme, who hosts “Dieu m’est témoin” on France Télévisions Outre-Mer. On March 1, 2015, the theme of this weekly show was: What Language Does God Speak? I was invited as a specialist of biblical languages (H... [TV] [aramaic] [Bible] [church] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Latin] [syriac] [theology]

February 19, 10AM

Regional daily newspaper La République du Centre interviewed me in its February 12, 2015 issue. On the occasion of my conference in Orleans on “Jesus Between Fiction an Reality”, I answered questions by journalist Marie Guibal at La République du C... [Press] [apocrypha] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [La République du Centre] [New Testament]

February 13, 10AM

I will be in Israel from February 16 to March 5, 2015 for an epigraphic mission. I will visit archaeological sites that are little known, and work on the development of computer tools for the study of ancient Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions, especially o... [Projects] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [history]

February 2, 2AM

Did Jesus really exist? Do biblical texts convey historical truth? Can we attest Jesus’ existence through archaeological research? Who tells the truth, the Bible, history, archaeology? To find out, come Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Montisson... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Judaism] [New Testament] [theology]

1AM

Are there differences between the oldest manuscripts of the Bible? Why? How do they impact our understanding of the biblical text? These questions are the object of Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, a course I teach this semester at the Catholic Ins... [Courses] [aramaic] [Catholic] [ELCOA] [Greek] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Latin] [philology] [Qumran] [Septuagint] [syriac]

January 27, 4AM

AJCF (Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France) invited me to give a lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Strasbourg on February 3, 2015. Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous D... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [religion]

January 17, 3AM

I will be in Morocco from January 19 to 23 to teach Biblical Hebrew IV. Back in September, I taught an introductory course at Al Mowafaqa Institute; I am now going back to Rabat to teach level IV Hebrew. We will look at the last elements of morphology (... [Courses] [Al Mowafaqa] [ecumenism] [exegesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [philology] [theology]

January 5, 1PM

I will be on Radio Arc-en-Ciel on Tuesday, January 6 at 8 AM to talk about the Exodus movie and the conference I will give the same night at Cinema Vox in Strasbourg. As you know, Strasbourg’s Cinema Vox organizes a special screening of the Exodus movi... [internet] [Radio] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Radio Arc-en-ciel]

January 3, 2AM

I have been interviewed by AFP on the recently published “A Bible”. This book, written by Philippe Lechermeier, tells the biblical stories in a free and original way. Agence France-Press journalist Arnaud Bouvier asked me what I thought about it as a... [internet] [Press] [7sur7] [AFP] [AfriquInfos] [apocrypha] [Artistes Press] [Bible] [Fait religieux.com] [FranceTV Info] [Hebrew Bible] [New Testament]

December 27 2014, 7AM

Come January 6 at 7PM to Strasbourg’s Cine Vox for a special screening of “Exodus”! If you’re near Strasbourg, don’t miss this opportunity: the famous Cine Vox offers a special screening of “Exodus”, preceded by a conference on “The Exodus... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Cinema] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Moses] [Unistra]
Here is Saga Semitica’s latest episode! Quarante années se sont écoulées depuis la sortie d’Égypte. Les Hébreux incrédules sont morts dans le désert, et voici qu’une nouvelle génération s’apprête à entrer en terre promise. L’histoire... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Greek] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [Moses] [Pharm’Aviv] [Septuagint] [Yhwh]

6AM

As they prepare for a pilgrimage in the Holy Land, PTEP invited me to give two lectures on January 10. “Paris tout est possible” is a French ecumenical organization gathering Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical charismatic believers. It organizes a ... [Conferences] [Abraham] [Akkadian] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Babylon] [Bible] [David] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [jesus] [Mesopotamia] [Moabite] [Moses] [New Testament] [Paul] [Qumran] [Romans] [Ugaritic]

December 16, 5PM

The proceedings of the conference on the targums in the light of Second Temple traditions have been published! This international conference took place on June 27–28, 2011, in Strasbourg; I talked about the critique of power in the targums and its poss... [publications] [aramaic] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [philology] [Targum]

4PM

Protestant weekly newspaper Reformation talks about “Who Is This God?”, an album in which I wrote several texts. In its December 4, 2014 issue (number 3587), Reformation newspaper offers a few suggestions to those looking for Christmas gifts. Among ... [internet] [Press] [music] [protestant] [Réforme] [theology]

December 3, 7AM

I will be in Paris on December 10, 2014, at 6:30 PM for a conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls! Qumran is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Who lived there? Did they write the famous Dead Sea scrolls? How do these manuscri... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran]

November 18, 1AM

I am flying today to San Diego, where the ASOR (American Schools or Oriental Research) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) annual meetings take place the year. I am honored to chair the ASOR “Ancient Inscriptions” session, which I am coordinatin... [Meetings] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [ASOR] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [Mesopotamia] [Phoenician] [SBL]

September 24, 10AM

The new academic year has begun in Strasbourg! On this occasion, the University’s Protestant Chaplaincy has invited me to speak on the following theme: “Peace Be With You”. This theme was chosen, I was told, because of the various forms of religio... [Conferences] [Bible] [ecumenism] [Greek] [New Testament] [protestant] [religion] [Romans] [theology] [Unistra]

September 19, 5PM

The Al Mowafaqa Institute hosts an international conference on “Thinking Faith and Cultures with the Other: Creative Conflictualities”. With 4 round-tables and 20 speakers, this conference marks the inauguration of this new ecumenical institute of th... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Al Mowafaqa] [Daniel] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Job] [Joseph] [Judaism] [religion] [theology]

September 15, 6AM

I will be in Morocco September 16-23 for Biblical Hebrew course at the Al Mowafaqa Institute. I will teach Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical students who joined the unique program offered by this ecumenical institute. These students already study Ara... [Courses] [Al Mowafaqa] [Arabic] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology]

September 1, 7AM

Saga Semitica Episode 12 is here! Quarante ans. C’est le temps durant lequel les Hébreux vont devoir rester aux portes de la terre promise. Une longue errance les attend, et l’on serait presque tenté de tourner rapidement les pages de sa Bible pour... [Press] [publications] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Balaam] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Moabite] [Moses] [Numbers] [Pharm’Aviv]

August 18, 7AM

If you dream of learning Biblical Hebrew, join us at the University of Strasbourg and receive a University Degree in Biblical Hebrew! Despite my nomination at the University Institute of France, I keep teaching a few courses at the University of Strasbou... [Courses] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Unistra]

August 11, 9AM

If you want to study Aramaic, you can do it from home! After the initiation to Biblical Aramaic last year, I now offer you a course on Ancient Aramaic, in which we will study non vocalized texts. Throughout the academic year, we’ll look at epigraphica... [Courses] [aramaic] [epigraphy] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran]
If you want to learn how to read Hebrew manuscripts without vowels, join my online course! I started this course last year, and my students convinced me to continue this year! We will read together passages from some of the most famous Dead Sea scrolls,... [Courses] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran]

July 30, 12 PM

I have been invited by “Coulisse et compagnie” on Radio Saint-Louis in Martinique. Following my conference on the apocryphal literature, on July 16, Radio Saint-Louis wished to know more on my works and scientific career. I gladly answered questions... [Radio] [apocrypha] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [gospels] [Greek] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [Semitic]

July 6, 8AM

I will be in Martinique to give a conference on the apocryphal literature, July 16, 2014. On July 4-26, 2014, the 43rd Fort-de-France Cultural Festival offers a rich and varied program. The organizers have invited me to give a lecture on “The Hidden B... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [theology]

June 27, 9AM

The latest volume of Semitica, published by the Institute of Semitic Studies at the Collège de France, has just appeared! It’s a very rich volume, exceeding 400 pages: Épigraphie, archéologie et histoire textuelle de la Bible hébraïque, édit... [publications] [Akkadian] [Arabic] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Collège de France] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [Mesopotamia] [Nabatean] [orient] [Palmyra] [Pentateuch] [philology] [Phoenician] [Psalms] [Qumran] [Semitica] [Semitic] [Septuagint]

June 11, 3AM

“Time to Tell,” on RCF national broadcast, discusses “fragile paternities,” and looks—in the second part of the show—at Joseph the carpenter, Mary’s husband and Jesus’ father. Stéphanie Gallet, who hosts this live show, interviews me to ... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Bible] [gospels] [history] [jesus] [Joseph] [Luke] [mary] [Matthew] [New Testament] [pseudepigrapha] [theology]

June 5, 2AM

Saga Semitica Episode 11 is here! Arrivé aux portes de la terre promise, le peuple d’Israël apprend que celle-ci est peuplée de géants tout droit sortis de la mythologie cananéenne. Une nouvelle qui tombe mal, alors que Moïse doit faire face à u... [Press] [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [bronze] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hezekiah] [history] [Isaiah] [Joshua] [kings] [Moses] [Numbers] [Pharm’Aviv] [seraphim] [serpent] [Timna]

May 25, 8AM

I am in Corsica for two lectures on Ancient Judaism, May 26-26, 2014. These two lectures are part of a training program for teachers with the Ministry of Education (secondary schools). This program, entitled “Knowing the Jewish World”, takes place ... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Judaism] [religion]

May 23, 1AM

I am “today’s news guest” on RCF Liège Radio! In this interview, I present in a few minutes the Dead Sea Scrolls and their extraordinary revelations on the origins of the Bible and Christianity. The interview is already available on the RCF Lièg... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Bible] [Christianity] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran]

May 14, 8AM

The mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls lead me to Liège, in Belgium, where I have been invited for a conference on May 23 at 7:30 PM. The lecture will take place at the Chênée Cultural Center (1 rue de l’Église, 4032 Liège). For more information, ... [Conferences] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion]

May 3, 8AM

The second interdisciplinary day on “Liberation, Licence, Liberty,” this year’s theme, will take place Friday, May 9, 2014. From 2 PM, at the University Palace, three workshops will develop this theme under various angles: Christian Liberty, with... [Meetings] [Bible] [ecology] [philosophy] [politics] [protestant] [religion] [theology] [Unistra]

April 27, 2AM

The organization committee of the “The Bible at the Center” exhibition in La Louvière (Belgium) from April 27 to May 4, asked me to give a conference on: The Bible Facing Archaeology What do archaeological discoveries teach us on the Bible? Do bib... [Conferences] [Abraham] [Akkadian] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [Moses] [Qumran] [religion] [Ugaritic]

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April 18, 10AM

Here is Saga Semitica’s tenth episode! Métamorphosé par sa rencontre avec Dieu sur le mont Horeb-Sinaï, Moïse mène le peuple d’Israël à travers le désert jusqu’à la terre des patriarches. Les Hébreux sont-ils pour autant à l’abri de tou... [Press] [publications] [angels] [Archaeology] [Demons] [Egypt] [Enoch] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Jubilees] [Mesopotamia] [Moses] [Numbers] [Pharm’Aviv]

April 14, 9AM

This is one of the questions I was asked by a journalist from FranceTV Info. This interview follows the authentication, a few days ago, of a Coptic papyrus mentioning the wife of Jesus. Although the fragment’s authenticity is still debated, apocryphal ... [internet] [apocrypha] [Bible] [Christianity] [Coptic] [gospels] [history] [New Testament]

April 10, 12 AM

The famous Introduction to the Old Testament, the fifth part of which I supervised—“The Old Testament of the Eastern Churches”—, has been translated in German. This volume, which appeared in French in 2009, is thus now available for the German-sp... [publications] [apocrypha] [Enoch] [Ezra] [Hebrew Bible] [maccabees] [pseudepigrapha]

April 3, 3AM

I have been invited as keynote speaker at the international conference on Material Philology in the Dead Sea Scroll in Copenhagen on April 3-5, 2014. My keynote is entitled “The Dead Sea Scrolls as Artefacts”: Material philology views manuscripts as... [Conferences] [Meetings] [aramaic] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Judaism] [philology] [Qumran]

March 22, 3AM

The Qumran Library’s third volume is out! After a first volume on Genesis and a second on Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers, we worked on Deuteronomy and the Pentateuch as a whole. For those who do not know this project, our purpose it to offer a bilin... [publications] [apocrypha] [Bible] [Deuteronomy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Judaism] [Pentateuch] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran]

March 5, 2AM

“In the ‘Secret of the Gods’”: that’s the title of a paper that appeared in daily newspaper The Union following my latest conference. This conference on The Origins of Monotheism took place in Soissons on February 20. Here is the paper that ap... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Christianity] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [history] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion] [theology]

February 24, 10PM

I am in Israel on an epigraphical mission from February 26 to March 6 to work on the Dead Sea Scrolls. My research will focus on the palaeography of the manuscripts in the Schøyen collection, whose publication is planned for this year. See you soon for... [Projects] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Qumran]

February 22, 8AM

The Al Mowafaqa Institute has just posted a presentation video shot during my last visit. Watch this beautiful video to know more about this institute. More information on almowafaqa.com. [Projects] [TV] [Al Mowafaqa] [Bible] [ecumenism] [theology]

February 17, 9AM

Daily regional newspaper “L’Union” annonces the conference I will give next Thursday in Soissons. You can read today’s issue on the newspaper’s website. Here is the paper announcing the conference: [Press] [Bible] [Christianity] [Egypt] [history] [Judaism] [L’Union] [Mesopotamia] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Ugaritic]

February 13, 10AM

Judaism, followed by Christianity and Islam, is often associated with the birth of monotheism. But is it really the case? Didn’t monotheism appear earlier? On the other hand, is the Bible really monotheistic? What do the earliest manuscripts reveal? If... [Conferences] [Bible] [Christianity] [Egypt] [history] [Judaism] [Mesopotamia] [New Testament] [Qumran] [religion] [theology] [Ugaritic]

February 3, 3AM

Here is Saga Semitica’s ninth episode! Opprimés par les Égyptiens, réduits à l’esclavage et voués à l’extinction, les Hébreux voient soudain apparaître un sauveur : Moïse. Transformé par sa rencontre avec Dieu sur le mont Horeb, Moïse m... [Press] [publications] [Akkadian] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Mesopotamia] [Moses] [Pharm’Aviv] [Ugaritic]
Are there differences between the oldest manuscripts of the Bible? Why? How do they impact our understanding of the biblical text? These questions are the object of Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, a course I teach this semester at the Catholic Ins... [Courses] [aramaic] [ELCOA] [Greek] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Latin] [philology] [Qumran] [syriac]

January 29, 3AM

Beginning 2014, I will serve as chairman for the Ancient Inscriptions sessions at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) annual meetings. I am honored to succeed to Christopher Rollston, while Heather Parker succeeds to Annalisa Azzoni. “Anc... [Meetings] [Qualifications] [Anatolia] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [ASOR] [Egypt] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [Mesopotamia] [Phoenician] [Ugaritic]

January 16, 3AM

In the latest Semitica volume, I present an unpublished Aramaic manuscript of the Book of Enoch that sheds light on variant readings exhibited by ancient Greek and Ethiopic witnesses of 1 Enoch 7:4. You can read this article in Semitica 55, or directly ... [publications] [apocrypha] [aramaic] [Enoch] [epigraphy] [Ethiopic] [Greek] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [Semitica]

2AM

I’ve just realized I forgot to announce the publication of Semitica 55! Études archéologiques, épigraphiques et philologiques, édité par Michael Langlois sous la direction de Thomas Römer. Semitica 55. Paris, Maisonneuve, 2013. 186 p., ISBN 978-2... [publications] [Akkadian] [Arabic] [aramaic] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Greek] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [history] [Linguistics] [philology] [Semitica]

January 4, 4AM

What a great start for the new year! I am back to Norway, in order to work on the edition of yet unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls! As last year, I am a guest of the University of Agder, where this fabulous project now enters its last stage. I will stay he... [Projects] [aramaic] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Judaism] [philology] [Qumran]

December 17 2013, 10AM

As Christmas is approaching, Christians mention this famous prophecy from Isaiah 7:14: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel. But did you know that the same section foretells of other prophetic births? A newly publi... [publications] [Christianity] [exegesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Isaiah] [Judaism] [philology] [Qumran] [theology]

7AM

In a paper published on fait-religieux.com, journalist Linda Caille talks about “French Protestants: Leader Medias.” When it comes to scholars, she mentions two blogs: that of Sébastien Fath, a researcher with the CNRS, and that of your servant. I... [internet] [Christianity] [history] [protestant] [theology]

November 29, 12 AM

What parallels can be drawn between the history of Christianity’s birth and the history of Protestantism? Does Luther’s sola scriptura withstand a historical study of the biblical canon? Should all movements born from the Reformation be labeled “Pro... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [evangelical] [gospels] [history] [Judaism] [New Testament] [protestant] [theology]

November 27, 7AM

“Liberation, Licence, Liberty”: this is the theme of the 2013-2014 Interdisciplinary Days in Strasbourg. The Fall 2013 Day, which I am coordinating, will take place on Thursday, November 28 at 4:00 PM in Pasteur Hall, at the University Palace. The p... [Meetings] [Greek] [history] [philosophy] [protestant] [religion] [theology] [Unistra]

November 18, 9AM

I’m leaving tomorrow for Baltimore, where the ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) annual meetings take place this year. I will present several unpublished palaeo-Hebrew ostraca that shed new light on an... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Archaeology] [ASOR] [Bible] [epigraphy] [history] [religion] [SBL]

November 12, 8AM

What’s the relationship between apocryphal Gospels, Anne Rice, and the new Christian culture? To find out, listen to Joëlle’s literary chronicle to which I have been invited as an expert on apocryphal literature and Christian denominations. As was ... [Radio] [apocrypha] [canon] [evangelical] [gospels] [history] [Radio Arc-en-ciel] [theology]

November 4, 8AM

Following my conference in Soissons, daily newspaper “L’Union” published, on October 30, a paper written by Denis Mahaffey. According to the photograph’s legend, “History lovers were fulfilled by the very learned Michael Langlois.” It was a... [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [history] [Qumran]

October 26, 11AM

Here is Saga Semitica’s eighth episode! L’Égypte, jadis terre d’accueil des Israélites menacés par la famine, est aujourd’hui devenue un lieu de mort. Le pharaon ordonne l’exécution de tous les premiers-nés hébreux, vouant ainsi le peuple ... [Press] [publications] [Bible] [Exodus] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Moses] [Pharm’Aviv]

October 24, 5AM

Daily regional newspaper “L’Union” annonces the conference I will give tonight in Soissons. You can read today’s issue on the newspaper’s website. Here is the paper announcing the conference: [Press] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [L’Union]

October 21, 1AM

What do archaeological discoveries reveal on the Bible? Do biblical narratives convey historical reality? The Bible at the Risk of Archaeology: this is the title of the lecture I will give in Soissons on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM. This confe... [Conferences] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [history] [theology]

October 11, 3PM

The third volume of “Writing the Bible”, a series directed by your servant, is out! I had the pleasure of editing this book entitled An Archetype Bible? The Parallels Between Samuel–Kings and Chronicles. Here is the teaser I wrote for the back cov... [publications] [Bible] [Chronicles] [exegesis] [Hebrew Bible] [kings] [L’écriture de la Bible] [philology] [Qumran] [Samuel] [Septuagint]

October 8, 8AM

The Protestant University Chaplaincy of Strasbourg hosts a conference on the Al Mowafaqa Institute, which opened this year in Morocco. Two professors from the Faculty of Protestant Theology, André Birmelé and myself, will answer questions on this inst... [Conferences] [Al Mowafaqa] [Arabic] [AUP] [Bible] [Catholic] [ecumenism] [protestant] [theology] [Unistra]

October 2, 2AM

Every year, an international jury selects about a hundred professors to join the University Institute of France (IUF). For five years, IUF members are relieved of two thirds of their classes, receive research funds, and are awarded the scientific excelle... [Qualifications] [aramaic] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew] [IUF] [Judaism] [philology] [Qumran]

September 30, 10AM

The regional Protestant and Catholic prison chaplaincies have invited me to give a lecture on the notion of victim in the Bible. A training session on “The Place of Victims in our Chaplain Practices” will take place on October 4 and 5, 2013. The se... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Bible] [exegesis] [Greek] [Hebrew] [philology] [theology]

September 26, 10PM

If you are in Paris at Protestants en Fête, do not miss Theo-On-Stage, a show written, directed and played by students from Strasbourg’s Faculty of Protestant Theology! Come Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:30 PM in the big tent located Henri Frenay Sq... [Meetings] [protestant] [theology] [Unistra]

September 3, 1AM

If you want to learn how to read Hebrew manuscripts without vowels, I start this year a new online course! We will read together passages from some of the most famous Dead Sea scrolls, like the Temple Scroll or the Great Isaiah Scroll. This course is pe... [Courses] [Bible] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology] [Qumran]

September 2, 5AM

Do you want to learn biblical Aramaic at home? This year, I start an online Aramaic course, which you can follow live from your place. If several students are in the same area, you can create a group to follow classes together; who knows, perhaps I will ... [Courses] [aramaic] [Bible] [Linguistics] [New Testament] [philology] [Targum]

August 30, 2AM

If you want to learn biblical Hebrew, I have good news for you: our faculty has acquired an interactive whiteboard! I’ll now be able to upload all my Hebrew classes so that they will be available online. This is great if don’t live in Strasbourg! ... [Courses] [Bible] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [philology]

July 23, 10AM

The first volume of “La Biblioteca di Qumran. Edizione bilingue dei manoscritti” is out! It is about “Genesi,” just like the French volume it translates. I am the main author, with more than 40 % of texts: Michael Langlois, “Libro di Enoc”... [publications] [apocalypse] [apocrypha] [aramaic] [epigraphy] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran]

July 18, 3AM

RCF in Berry Radio show “Through Books and Reviews” presents Qumran: The Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed. I was privileged to supervise the publication of this volume on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the French National Library. If you have... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Hebrew Bible] [Judaism] [Qumran] [RCF]

July 10, 11PM

The Al Mowafaqa Institute invites me to teach “Introduction to the Bible” to its first year students. Here are the questions I will cover: What Is the Bible? Notions and Definitions. Where Do Our Bibles Come From? The Genealogy of the Biblical Tex... [Courses] [Al Mowafaqa] [Bible] [history] [ICP] [theology] [Unistra]

July 9, 10AM

Are you interested in the Bible? My Through the Bible course is freely available on MP3 audio! You may remember that my Strasbourg students asked me this year to walk them through the Bible. We gathered about once a week during lunch break for a comment... [Courses] [Amos] [Bible] [canon] [Chronicles] [Daniel] [Deuteronomy] [Esther] [Exodus] [Ezekiel] [Ezra] [Genesis] [habakkuk] [Haggai] [Hebrew Bible] [Hosea] [Isaiah] [Jeremiah] [Job] [Joel] [Jonah] [Joshua] [Judaism] [Judges] [kings] [Lamentations] [Leviticus] [Malachi] [Micah] [Nahum] [Nehemiah] [Obadiah] [Proverbs] [Psalms] [Qoheleth] [Ruth] [Samuel] [Song of Songs] [Zechariah] [Zephaniah]

June 12, 5AM

In Géo Histoire’s latest issue, I answer the magazine’s questions on the language spoken by Jesus: Aramaic. The June-July 2013 issue of Géo Histoire magazine deals with “Jesus and the Birth of Christianity”; journalist Volker Saux wrote a paper... [Press] [aramaic] [Christian Palestinian Aramaic] [Christianity] [history] [Linguistics]

June 8, 9AM

If you watched the documentary by Serge Moati and Alice Cohen on the new evangelical churches, you saw images of the debate on the deity of Jesus to which I was invited last October. You admired the beautiful Reformed Church of the Annunciation, in Paris... [TV] [Christianity] [evangelical] [France 5] [history] [Islam] [Pentecostal] [protestant] [religion]

May 25, 2AM

The new book The Bible, Heritage of Mankind is out! It presents in a book format the contents of the eponymous exhibition to which I contributed, notably through video and lectures. The managers of the project asked me to write a few lines on the latest... [publications] [Archaeology] [Bible] [epigraphy] [ExpoBible] [Hebrew Bible]

May 21, 3AM

What could be better than an intensive Biblical Hebrew session to end the academic year? For three days, we will study together a series of texts from various books of the Hebrew Bible. This course has been designed for students preparing the University... [Courses] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Unistra]

May 16, 8AM

I am in Israel at the invitation of the Bar-Ilan University Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center, which hosts an international conference on Jewish religion in light of new inscriptions and papyri. On the occasion of this conference, I will present several unpub... [Conferences] [Meetings] [Archaeology] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew] [Judaism] [religion]

May 1, 8AM

The Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Inscriptions and Fine Letters informed me that I have been appointed auxiliary of the Academy. This nomination, effective on January 1, 2013, follows a unanimous proposal by the board members of the Corpus Inscr... [Projects] [Qualifications] [AIBL] [epigraphy] [philology]

5AM

François Ballarin, who hosts “The News Forum” on RCF Berry Radio, invites you to relive the highlights of my conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of Natural History in Bourges on March 25. Here is the show, which was broadcast on April ... [Radio] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [canon] [Christianity] [epigraphy] [Hebrew Bible] [Judaism] [philology] [pseudepigrapha] [Qumran] [RCF]

April 24, 7AM

The fifth volume of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is out! I wrote the entry on the “Conquest of the Land” of Canaan in the Hebrew Bible. Here is the article in PDF format: Michael Langlois, “Conquest of the Land (Hebrew B... [publications] [Abraham] [Canaan] [EBR] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible] [Joshua]

April 13, 8AM

Here is Saga Semitica Episode 7! Enjoy reading it while I fly to Turkey and its archaeological sites! Saga Semitica 7 [Press] [publications] [apocrypha] [Archaeology] [Bible] [Egypt] [Exodus] [Genesis] [Hebrew Bible] [history] [Jacob] [Jubilees] [Judaism] [Moses] [Pharm’Aviv]