Lecture to explain religious meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls Thursday

Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D., curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will speak about “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Kiva. The lecture is free and open to the public with a dessert reception following.

Roitman, a senior lecturer at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, will highlight the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation.

“We are pleased to welcome Roitman to the University,” said Chaya Kessler, Director of the Jewish Studies Program. “He deals with a complex set of artifacts.”

The lecture is presented by the Jewish Studies Program with support by the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.

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