Metso, Sarianna

Associate ProfessorHistory

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Sarianna Metso

Professor Metso specializes in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. She is the author of The Textual Development of the Qumran Community Rule (Brill, 1997) and The Serekh Texts (T&T Clark, 2007). As a member of the official publication team of the Dead Sea Scrolls, she has co-edited two fragmentary manuscripts of the book of Job for the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series (DJD XVI; Oxford: Clarendon, 2000). Her other publications include The Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a co-edited thematic issue for the journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Brill, 2009), and two co-edited conference volumes, Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Texts from Cave 1 Sixty Years after Their Discovery (Brill, 2010) and The Dead Sea Scrolls: Transmission of Traditions and Production of Texts (Brill, 2010). Additionally, she has written numerous articles on various aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, particularly on issues of ancient Jewish legislation, community identity development, and methodology of historical reconstruction. She is currently preparing new critical editions of the Book of Leviticus and of the Serekh ha-Yahad, an ancient Jewish rule document found at Qumran.

Courses in the History of Religions program that Professor Metso regularly teaches include:

  • RLG202H5 Introduction to Judaism
  • RLG313H5 The Literature of Ancient Israel
  • RLG315H5 Biblical Wisdom and Poetry
  • RLG325H5 Visions and Revelations
  • RLG330H5 Topics in Judaism
  • RLG430H5 Advanced Topics in Judaism
  • RLG435H5 The Dead Sea Scrolls

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