What's New About the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Dr. John Kampen
Graduate Alumnus In-Residence
Academics Dean of New Testament
Methodist Theological School
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 / 8 Adar 5766
A survey of the site of Qumran and the accompanying caves illustrated by slides will demonstrate the manner in which our understanding of Jewish history of the Second Temple period has changed as the result of these archaeological discoveries.
We also will focus on some of the new developments in the study of the texts that only became more readily available to the scholarly community in the 1900s and on the implications of the study for our understanding of Jewish history. The presentation will demonstrate the manner in which this evidence opens up new pespectives on the development of Judaism during this crucial, formative period in its history.
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12 PM: Lunch served
12:30: Lecture begins
Lunch and Lecture: $8
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati)
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Parking is available on campus
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Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR’s scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement’s congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR’s campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.