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2016 David Noel Freedman Lecture - Professor Jodi Mangess

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Thursday, March 24, 2016
7:00-8:30 PM
Rackham Amphitheater Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
Professor Jodi Mangess, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the 2016 Freedman Lecture: "The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls."

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.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Near Eastern Studies