The Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation’s Organization

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation is made up mainly of prominent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars, many from the first generation of scrolls discovery, research, and publication. They oversee the general operation of the Foundation through a Chairperson and an Executive Director, both of whom are also members of the board. The Directors meet each year during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

The Members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Prof. Martin Abegg, Jr.,Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
  • Dr. Weston W. Fields, Executive Director
  • Prof. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Catholic University of America, Emeritus
  • Prof. Florentino García Martínez, University of Leuven
  • Prof. Robert A. Kraft, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Marilyn Lundberg, West Semitic Research; Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Prof. Carol Meyers, Duke University
  • Prof. Donald Parry, Brigham Young University
  • Prof. Shalom Paul, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, On leave of absence
  • Prof. James A. Sanders, President Emeritus, The Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center, Claremont
  • Prof. William Schniedewind, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Prof. James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California; West Semitic Research

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Board Of Advisors

The Board of Advisors consists of a wider group of scholars and non-scholars from around the world who advise the Board of Directors and especially the Executive Director. This Board also meets each year during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

The members of the Board of Advisors are:


  • Prof. Philip S. Alexander, University of Manchester
  • Prof. Torleif Elgvin, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Oslo
  • Dr. Ira Rabin, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin
  • Mr. Martin Schøyen, Oslo, Norway
  • Prof. Julio Trebolle Barrera, Universidad Complutense, Madrid


  • Prof. Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa
  • Prof. Seymour Gitin, Director, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research,Jerusalem
  • M. l’Abbé Emile Puech, Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem
  • Rev. Père Marcel Sigrist, Director, Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem

United States and Canada

  • Dr. Alan C. Ashton, Cofounder, WordPerfect Corporation, Orem, UT
  • Mr. Grant L. Cannon, WestCorp, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
  • Prof. James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Prof. Peter Flint, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
  • Prof. Eric M. Meyers, Duke University, Duke University
  • Prof. Steve Ortiz, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

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