What's New About the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

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. 

Click here for the brochure (PDF format) 

Times 

12 PM: Lunch served 

12:30: Lecture begins 

Cost 

Lunch and Lecture: $8 

Place 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati)
Mayerson Auditorium
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220 

Parking is available on campus 

Handicapped accesible 

Please reserve ahead 

Email: mcruse@huc.edu 

Phone: 513-487-3053 

Fax: 513-221-0316 


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