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  • Mark Goodacre
    The following forwarded from James Davila. Mark ... ANNOUNCING AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AS BACKGROUND TO POSTBIBLICAL JUDAISM AND
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      The following forwarded from James Davila. Mark

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      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

      THE CONFERENCE

      This conference will gather scholars from around the world to explore
      how the Dead Sea Scrolls contribute to our knowledge of the
      background
      of both rabbinic and noncanonical forms of Judaism, and of the origins
      and early development of Christianity.

      A RELATED ONLINE COURSE MODULE AND DISCUSSION
      LIST

      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:
      http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sd/qumran.html.

      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).

      REGISTRATION INFORMATION

      The registration form and further particulars may be found on the Dead
      Sea Scrolls Conference web page at
      http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sd/qumran_conference.html. If
      any
      difficulties are encountered, please contact Dr. Davila by e-mail.

      This announcement is being sent to Acts-L, Alexandria, B-Greek,
      Corpus
      Paulinum, Graphai, Ioudaios-L, the Jewish Studies Newsletter,
      LT-ANTIQ, Orion, Qumran, Revelation, Synoptic-L, Syria, and
      XTalk.
      Please feel free to forward it to other relevant lists or individuals.
      Apologies for any duplications.


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