Friday, January 22, 2010

Dead Sea Scroll Lectures in Milwaukee

There are a number of lectures here that look very good.  From JSOnline:

The Milwaukee Public Museum and Mount Mary College are both holding lectures in connection with the museum's "Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible" exhibit opening Friday.

The museum's 11-lecture series features an international panel of speakers covering different facets of the exhibition, from the scrolls' application to the understanding of modern biblical texts to discoveries revealed through new technologies.

Individual lectures at the museum cost $25, $20 for members. To purchase seats for individual lectures, call (414) 223-4676 or register online at www.mpm.edu/peo. To purchase seats for a four- or six-lecture series, call (414) 223-4676.

The museum's lectures:

• "An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls Back to Life: The Use of Imaging Technologies to Reclaim Ancient Texts." Weston Fields, Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, and Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California. 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. [Jan 22-23]

• "The Three Favorite Books at Qumran and the Biblical Text." Peter Flint, Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, Trinity Western University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4.

• "The Ever-Alive Dead Sea Scrolls and Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Early Judaism, and the Birth of Christianity." Shalom Paul, Hebrew University. 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb.18.

• "Israel at the Time of the Dead Sea Scrolls." Larry Schiffman, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. 7:30 p.m. March 4.

• "The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls." Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 7:30 p.m. March 18.

• "The Stories of the Milwaukee Public Museum Dead Sea Scrolls." Marty Abegg, director, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, Trinity Western University. 7:30 p.m. March 25.

• "God Among the Gods: Divine Plurality in the Qur'an in the Light of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Mythic Tradition." Wesley Williams, Michigan State University. 7:30 p.m. April 15.

• "In Search of the Holy Grail: How Much Difference Would It Make If We Found the Original Handwritten Copies of New Testament Books?" Brent Sandy, Grace College. 7:30 p.m. April 29.

• "The Scriptures and Their Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls." Andrew Teeter, Harvard University. 7:30 p.m. May 6.

• "The Scribes of the Dead Sea Scrolls." Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University. 5:30, 7:30 p.m. May 27.

• "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Current Bible Translations." Deirdre Dempsey, Marquette University. 7:30 p.m. June 3.

Meanwhile, Mount Mary will present "The Dead Sea Scrolls 101: An Evening of Introduction" at 7 p.m. Feb 4 at 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway. The lecture will be presented by Donald Rappe, associate professor at the college's department of theology, and Helga Kisler, an adjunct theology instructor at Mount Mary. 

HT: Joe Lauer

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