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Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed: a lecture by Alex Jassen

Date: 01/28/2010

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: B'nai Emet, 3115 Ottawa Ave. S., St. Louis Park

Cost: Free


Have you ever wondered what the Dead Sea Scrolls are and why there is so much controversy surrounding them? In this lecture, Professor Jassen reveals what exactly they are, where they come from, when they were composed, why they have become scandalous, and what they really contribute to our understanding of the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity. Special attention will be paid to providing background information on the collection of manuscripts that will be on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota's upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Alex P. Jassen is Assistant Professor of Early Judaism in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and a member of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching concentrates on the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism and he is a member of the international editorial team for the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is the author of /Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism/ (E.J. Brill, 2007), winner of the 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He is working on a book on religious violence in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Co-sponsors: Sabes Jewish Community Center, Bnai Emet Synagogue, Upper Midwest Region Hadassah, Shari Chesed Congregation


  • Name: Center for Jewish Studies
  • E-mail: jwst@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-4914
  • Sponsored by: Jewish Studies, Religious Studies

Reservation Information:

No reservations needed.

More information: http://jwst.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Jewish Studies at 612-624-4914.

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