Hanan Eshel (1958-2010) was an Israeli scholar. Received his PhD (1994) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of leading international specialists in the Dead Sea Scrolls, was professor in the Dept. of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Visiting professor at the Universities of Harvard, Michigan, and Oxford. Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Enoch Seminar, he contributed to all its first five meetings, from Florence (2001) to Naples (2009).