October 4, 2017

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

Wednessday, October 4, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute

In 1946-1947, the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by accident near the site of Qumran. Eventually the remains of approximately 1000 scrolls were found in 11 caves surrounding Qumran. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we explore the archaeological remains of Qumran, which was inhabited by members of a Jewish sect who deposited the scrolls in the nearby caves, and examine the meaning and significance of the scrolls.

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