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The Dead Sea Scrolls and their cultural contexts

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Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology

This lecture will review some of what can be said about the cultural contexts of those who manufactured, wrote and used the Dead Sea Scrolls. In particular, the longstanding scholarly tendency to marginalise within late Second Temple Judaism the communities linked with the Scrolls from the Qumran caves is challenged by recent comparative analysis, but questions remain about how comparisons should be constructed and used. George J Brooke will seek to reposition the Scrolls as significantly indicative of the rich varieties of Judaism of the time, not least in the Jerusalem region.

This is the last lecture in a series of three. Further information about the series can be found here.

Speaker: Professor George J. Brooke, Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis Emeritus, University of Manchester

George J. Brooke is Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis Emeritus at the University of Manchester where he taught Biblical Studies and Early Judaism from 1984 until 2016. He is the author or editor of 30 books and over 200 articles, mostly related to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Chair: Professor Michael Knibb FBA, Samuel Davidson Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies, King's College London

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