MES 320 • THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Dead Sea Scrolls, many of which were accidently discovered by Bedouin in caves near Qumran in the Judean Desert, represent one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. These scroll have signifcantly enriched our knowledge of the Bible, early Rabbinic Judaism, sectarian Jewish life, and aspects of Christian thought.
3 exams: 1. 30%, 2. 40%; 3. 30%.
J. Magness, The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls; L. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls; J. Vanderkam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today; G. Vermes,The Dead Sea Scrolls in English