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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com (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 http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sd/qumran_conference.html. If any difficulties are encountered, please contact Dr. Davila by e-mail.
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