Lawrence H. Schiffman: Scholars, Scrolls, and Scandals – Judaism, Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Lawrence Schiffman provides an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls, televised on University of California Television (UCTV), sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies.

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revolutionized our picture of the early history of Judaism and of the Jewish background of early Christianity. With the completion of the publication of the entire scrolls collection, it is now possible to draw significant conclusions from this treasure trove of ancient documents. This illustrated lecture by Professor Lawrence Schiffman will discuss the discovery of the scrolls, the archaeology of Qumran where the scrolls were unearthed, the nature of the library, and its significance for the study of Judaism, Christianity and their common destiny.

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