Professor Lim delivers distinguished lecture in Jerusalem

Professor Timothy Lim will give a lecture on his current research, the Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk, at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 25 October 2018.

Professor Timothy Lim standing outside the Qumran Caves

Speaking as Gitin Distinguished Professor, Professor Lim will talk about new series, The Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls, his experience in writing the volume on the Habakkuk Pesher.  He will also discuss a by-product of this research, on the topic of divine names.

Professor Vered Noam (Tel Aviv University) will offer a response.


Professor Lim Timothy joined the University of Edinburgh in 1994 as Lecturer in Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins. He became Reader in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies in 1998 and has been Professor of Hebrew Bible & Second Temple Judaism since 2005.

Qumran Caves

The Dead Sea Scrolls are also known as the Qumran Caves Scrolls. The photograph shows Professor Lim standing in front of the Qumran Caves.


W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)

The Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Professor Lim’s web page

Professor Noam’s web page