(Fwd) Dead Sea Scrolls Conference
- The following forwarded from James Davila. Mark
ANNOUNCING AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
AS BACKGROUND TO POSTBIBLICAL JUDAISM
AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY
26-28 June 2001
St. Mary's College
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland
Organizer: Dr. James R. Davila (Lecturer in Early Jewish Studies,
University of St. Andrews)
Sponsors: The Divinity School and the School of Greek, Latin and
Ancient History of the University of St. Andrews
This conference will gather scholars from around the world to explore
how the Dead Sea Scrolls contribute to our knowledge of the
of both rabbinic and noncanonical forms of Judaism, and of the origins
and early development of Christianity.
A RELATED ONLINE COURSE MODULE AND DISCUSSION
In preparation for the conference, Dr. Davila will be teaching a
course module on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Divinity School of the
University of St. Andrews, in which students will read and discuss the
major sectarian texts from Qumran with a view toward understanding
their place in Second Temple Judaism. Attention will also be given to
the archaeological context of the Qumran discoveries, as well as to
the revolutionary importance of the scrolls for our understanding of
the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and later Judaism. The module
will be taught alongside an international Internet discussion list
(qumran@...) beginning in February 2001. Subscriptions
to the list are now being accepted. For more details and subscription
information, see the Dead Sea Scrolls web page at:
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Richard Bauckham, Esther Chazon (provisional), James R. Davila,
Timothy Lim, and Geza Vermes
CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS
Proposals for short (20-25 minute) papers are now being accepted.
These may be on any area relevant to the theme of the conference,
including (but not limited to) the Dead Sea Scrolls and rabbinic
halakhah; rabbinic aggadah; the Jewish liturgy; Jewish messianism,
mysticism, and magic; the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and Christian
Apocrypha; Jesus; the Apostle Paul; early Christian eschatology;
Gnosticism; and Jewish and Christian exegesis of scripture. E-mail
submission of proposals is encouraged. Send a 500 word
abstract/proposal to Dr. James R. Davila at jrd4@... (or,
if necessary, at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, St.
Andrews, Fife KY16 9JU, Scotland).
The registration form and further particulars may be found on the Dead
Sea Scrolls Conference web page at
difficulties are encountered, please contact Dr. Davila by e-mail.
This announcement is being sent to Acts-L, Alexandria, B-Greek,
Paulinum, Graphai, Ioudaios-L, the Jewish Studies Newsletter,
LT-ANTIQ, Orion, Qumran, Revelation, Synoptic-L, Syria, and
Please feel free to forward it to other relevant lists or individuals.
Apologies for any duplications.
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