Discovered at the middle of the twentieth century, the Dead Sea Scrolls have revolutionized the study of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, and emerging Christianity. Of the Hebrew Bible, because they give for the first time access to manuscripts a thousand years older than the text known before; of ancient Judaism, because they testify to a religious plurality and an unsuspected literary activity; to emerging Christianity, because they offer striking parallels to major themes developed in the New Testament.
Sixty years after these manuscripts’ discovery, where are we in their decipherment? Do we at last know who wrote them? What conclusions can we draw from Qumran studies and their contribution to biblical sciences?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8:30 PM
Centre Œcuménique d’Orléans
28, rue Henri Troyat
45100 Orléans la Source