Enduring Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Work continues on reconstructing, deciphering and translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than 70 years after the first of them was discovered in 1946. The scrolls give an unrivalled insight into Jewish religious history, including the origins of Christianity. Work on the scrolls was delayed for more than 20 years by regional wars, and by disputes about who owned the scrolls, and about which scholars would get the glory for unravelling their mysteries, and whether or not Jesus was a member of the mysterious group which produced them.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The discovery and perilous preservation of the scrolls.
  • The work continues — reconstruction, translation and preservation
  • What the scrolls tell us about Jewish and Christian history


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Recognise the significance of the scrolls as records of a significant era in Jewish history.
  2. Appreciate the personal, political and international disputes which delayed publication of the scrolls for decades.
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