Eugene Ulrich

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Endowed Professor


John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology


Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity


Ph.L., Loyola University, 1964

M.Div., Woodstock College, 1970

M.A., 1967 and Ph.D., 1975, Harvard University

Research and Teaching Interests

Ulrich teaches and writes in the areas of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint. A member of the translation teams for both the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible and the New American Bible: Revised Edition, he also co-authored The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible. He is one of the three General Editors of the Scrolls International Publication Project and Chief Editor of the Biblical Scrolls. Having published six volumes of critical editions of the biblical scrolls in Discoveries in the Judaean Desert from Oxford University Press, he was an Area Editor for Oxford’s Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

He was given the Award Medal of the University of Helsinki in 1997 and appointed to the Grinfield Lecturership at the University of Oxford for 1998-2000. He was selected for the Notre Dame Research Achievement Award in 2002. A recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he was twice elected as President of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies and was invited as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Recently, he was elected as President of the Catholic Biblical Association and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Recent Publications

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Developmental Composition of the Bible. Supplements to Vetus Testament 169. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

The Biblical Qumran Scrolls: Transcriptions and Textual Variants. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 134. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Eugene Ulrich and Peter W. Flint, Qumran Cave 1.II: The Isaiah Scrolls. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 32, 2 volumes. Oxford: Clarendon, 2010. (These volumes won the “Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible” Award from the Biblical Archaeology Society.)

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Leiden: Brill, 1999.

Frank Moore Cross, Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.XII: 1–2 Samuel. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 17. Oxford: Clarendon, 2005.

“The Parallel Editions of the Old Greek and Masoretic Text of Daniel 5,” in A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam. Leiden: Brill, 2012, vol. 1, 201–17.

Japanese translation of “The Evolutionary Growth of the Pentateuch in the Second Temple Period,” in Kodai-sekai ni-okeru Mose-gohso no Densho (Pentateuchal Traditions in the Ancient World), ed. Gohei Hata and Akio Moriya; Kyoto: Kyoto University Academic Press, 2011, 81–106.

Hebrew translation of “The Absence of ‘Secterian Variants’ in the Jewish Scriptural Scrolls Found at Qumran,” inMeghillot 2004, 18–35.

Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.XI: Psalms to Chronicles. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 16. Oxford: Clarendon, 2000.

M. Abegg Jr., P. Flint, and E. Ulrich, The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1999.

Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.X: The Prophets. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 15. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.

Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.IX: Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Kings. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 14. Oxford: Clarendon, 1995.

Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.VII: Genesis to Numbers. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 12. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

Eugene Ulrich and James VanderKam, The Community of the Renewed Covenant: The Notre Dame Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Notre Dame 1994, xviii + 290 pp.

Eugene Ulrich and others, Qumran Cave 4.IV: Palaeo-Hebrew and Greek Biblical Manuscripts. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 9. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992.