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The Dead Sea Scrolls: the finds and their contexts

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Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology

This lecture will begin the overall argument of the series that until recently many studies of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been somewhat distorted because of their almost exclusive focus on the written contents of the Scrolls. There will be fresh consideration of the various sites where the Scrolls were found together with the other finds discovered with them. For the manuscript caves at and near Qumran, their association with the site will be reviewed. The Scrolls will be repositioned as archaeological finds.

This is the first 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 Philip Alexander FBA, Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature, The University of Manchester

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