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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2007

AHC 325 • Dead Sea Scrolls

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32985 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
BUR 224

Course Description

Course Description The Dead Sea Scrolls, accidentally discovered by Bedouins in 1947 in caves near Qumran in the Judean Desert, represent one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The scrolls have significantly enriched our knowledge of the Bible, early Rabbinic Judaism, sectarian Jewish life and the origins of Christian thought. Course Requirements Attendance, participation, 3 quizzes. Grading Policy 3 in-class quizzes:30%; 45%; 25%. Texts G. Vermes, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Penguin, 1998 J. VanderKam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994 L. Schfimann, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philadelphia.


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