The BAS Scholars Series program offers a quarterly, stand-alone presentation by noted scholars of the Bible and archaeology.
This September 15, join Dr. Jodi Magness for her compelling talk on The Archaeology of Qumran.
The Archaeology of Qumran 75 Years after the Discovery of 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 1,000 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 since their discovery 75 years ago
Dr. Jodi Magness holds the endowed chair of the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Religious Studies department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently the sitting president of the Archaeological Institute of America. [More Bio]
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