The 21st Congress of IOSOT will be held at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany on August 4-9, 2013 in conjunction with the meetings of other professional organizations, including:

~ the 15th Meeting of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS) (August 1-3, 2013)

~ the 8th Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS) (August 4-7, 2013) under the title: “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Study of the Humanities: Method, Theory, Meaning.” To be presented are “papers on any topic relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls that explicitly address, or reflect upon, issues of methodology and theory, whether classical, modern, or post-modern.”

~ the 7th Meeting of the International Organization for Targumic Studies (IOTS) (August 7-9, 2013)

All information on these congresses, registration, accommodation, etc. can be found on

The IOSOT congress will include 15 main lectures, given by renowned colleagues from all over the world who have not spoken previously at an IOSOT conference. The afternoons will be reserved for short presentations, for which presenters can register on our website. Papers can be offered in the three congress languages: English, German, and French. In addition, there will be workshops on the current work of scholarly editions of the Hebrew Bible (Hebrew University Bible Project, Biblia Hebraica Quinta, Oxford Hebrew Bible Project) and on the debate about aniconic worship. An evening lecture will be dedicated to the Archaeology of the Holy Land. Receptions will be held on other evenings, which will offer opportunities to meet and exchange ideas. The traditional excursion will be a boat trip on Lake Starnberg, taking in one the most beautiful landscapes of Upper Bavaria. Additionally, in Munich, a special exhibit related to Old Testament themes in ancient paintings will be held in the Alte Pinakothek. The Bavarian State Library will exhibit important manuscripts from the field of the Hebrew Bible. Also of great interest to the congress participants, the Bavarian Egyptian Museum will present its 2013 collection in its new environs.

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