Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity

In 1947 a Bedouin shepherd discovered seven scrolls in a cave overlooking the northwest end of the Dead Sea. A further search found additional scrolls in eleven caves. In total there were more than 800 documents discovered.The scrolls found where more than a thousand years older than the oldest copies of scripture known to exist in the 1940ies.
English: Jordan, Amman, Dead Sea Scroll 1Q28 D...
English: Jordan, Amman, Dead Sea Scroll 1Q28 Deutsch: Jordanien, Amman, Schriftrolle vom Toten Meer 1Q28 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many theories have developed about the whereabouts and by whom written.There are even experts who believe the same people who wrote/transcribed many of the dead sea scrolls also wrote/transcribed documents discovered at Masada.

Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will discuss “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” at Kent State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

The lecture is presented by Kent State’s Jewish Studies program, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.  A dessert reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Chyla Kessler at ckessle7@kent.edu or David Odell-Scott at dodellsc@kent.edu

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