Dr Dennis Mizzi

Dr Dennis Mizzi

Dr Dennis Mizzi


Senior Lecturer

Middle Eastern,Asian Languages & Culture
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2616
Dennis Mizzi is a senior lecturer in Hebrew and Ancient Judaism at the University of Malta. He teaches biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Judaism in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods, with a focus on both texts and archaeology. He is the assistant director of the Huqoq Excavation Project and the Einot Amitai Archaeological Project. Mizzi is also a network partner in the Leverhulme International Network Project for the Study of Dispersed Qumran Caves Artefacts and Archival Sources, and co-founder and project manager of the Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta. Currently, he is completing a comprehensive, multi-volume monograph on the archaeology of Qumran in which he analyses in detail all aspects of the site, including its chronology, architecture, and material assemblages (i.e., pottery, glass and chalkstone vessels, metal artefacts, small finds, coins, animal bones), the surrounding caves and adjacent cemeteries, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls as archaeological artefacts.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Archaeology of Qumran
  • Ancient Judaism
  • Biblical Studies
  • Ancient Synagogues
  • Hebrew (Biblical, DSS, Rabbinic)
  • ARC2018 - Research Methods for Undergraduate Dissertations
  • ARC3014 - The Development and Theory of Archaeology
  • HBW1006 - Judaism: Past and Present
  • HBW1007 - Basic Notions of Hebrew
  • HBW2005 - Directed Study-Unit in Ancient Judaism
  • NES2003 - Introduction to Semitic Languages
  • NES2015 - Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • NES2016 - Archaeology and Nationalism in the Middle East

- Huqoq Excavation Project, Israel (senior staff)

- 'Einot Amitai Archaeological Project, Israel (assistant director)

- Zejtun Roman Villa Project, Malta (staff)

- Leverhulme International Network for the Study of Dispersed Qumran Caves Artefacts and Archival Sources