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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Fall 2007

R S 353D • The Dead Sea Scrolls

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45585 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
BUR 224
LIEBOWITZ, H

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.

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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