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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2009

MES 320 • THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41407 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
WAG 214
LIEBOWITZ, H

Course Description

The Dead Sea Scrolls, accidentally discovered by Bedouin in 1947 in caves near Qumran in the Judean Desert, represent one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. These scrolls have significantly enriched our knowledge of the Bible, early Rabbinic Judaism, Sectarian Jewish life and the origins of Christian thought.

Grading Policy

3 exams: 35%, 45%, and 20%.

Texts

L. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philadelphia and Jerusalem, Jewish Publication Society, 1996 / G. Vermes, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Penguin, 1998. / J. Vanderkam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Eerdmans, 1994.

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