Professor Schiffman is frequently interviewed in the press. Below is a sampling of news articles, press releases and analysis pieces which feature Lawrence Schiffman.

  • Tour the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit with Prof. Schiffman and Yeshiva University 
    Join Yeshiva University Vice-Provost and world renown Dead Sea Scrolls expert, Dr. Lawrence Schiffman as he explores the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The scrolls, one of the most important biblical archeological discoveries of our times, include the oldest known copy of the bible, apocryphal texts as well as an outline of the rules governing the sect of Jews who lived in the caves of Qumran between 150 BCE and 70 CE. VIEW VIDEO >
  • Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls
    Visitors to Discovery Times Square in New York City are transported back in time with the museum’s latest exhibit, “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life And Faith In Biblical Times.” “I think this is the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century,” said Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, Yeshiva University vice provost and an academic advisor to the exhibit. READ MORE >
  • Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times Exhibition to Make World Premiere
    Beginning October 28, the world premiere engagement of Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times will be held at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street).  This new exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the priceless 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls displayed in North Americaand an authentic three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem. This exhibition is created by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute. READ MORE >
  • Biblical Scrolls Bring Times Square Visitors Back To Ancient Israel
    As she peers into dimly lit glass cases, Tiffany Grevious takes a closer look at 2,000 years of history — the Dead Sea Scrolls. “To actually see the wrinkles and the creases and the strokes, it kind of brings personalized view to it,” she says. “I can imagine just some old guy sitting on a chair, writing.” READ MORE >
  • Newly Appointed: Questions for Vice Provost Dr. Lawrence Schifman
    What made you decide to come to Yeshiva University (YU) after 39 years as chairman of New York University’s (NYU) Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies? I loved it [at NYU] and had great satisfaction from the things that were accomplished there. READ MORE – Scroll to page 8 >
  • Back from the Dead (Sea)
    On February 15, more than 60 Yeshiva University alumni traveled back in time to the shores of the Dead Sea, circa second century BCE. The group gathered at Discovery Times Square’s “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times,” a traveling exhibit featuring artifacts from Second Temple-era Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Scrolls sect, for a guided tour led by world Scroll authority and YU Vice Provost Dr. Lawrence Schiffman and noted scholars Dr. Moshe Bernstein and Dr. Joseph Angel, professor of Jewish history and bible and assistant professor of bible, respectively. READ MORE>
  •  Genetics study of North African Jews tells migratory tale
    North African Jews are more closely related to Jews from other parts of the world than they are to most of their non-Jewish neighbors in North Africa, a study has found.Furthermore, their DNA carries a record of their migrations over the centuries: Some bits trace back to the Middle Eastern peoples thought to have migrated to North Africa more than 2,000 years ago, while other bits are linked to Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled to North Africa after their expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in the late 15th century, the study’s authors said. READ MORE>
  • Joan & Andy Horner Lecture Series
    Lectures by international historians, linguists and scholars take the study of the scrolls even further, from the mystery of their origins and the miracle of their survival to their impact on Western civilization. Several active archaeologists will even discuss fascinating recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. READ MORE>