The Dead Sea Scrolls were one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century. Discovered in caves near the ancient settlement of Qumrun in the West Bank, the texts include some of the only known copies of Biblical documents made before A.D. 100. They provide a firsthand look at a Jewish group that existed at the time of Jesus and in some ways resembled early Christians in beliefs and practices.
Janes VanderKam, professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the contents of these scrolls, their importance to religious studies, and the controversies they have generated.
The presentation is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the University Center auditorium, and is free and open to the public. For more info call 974-2466.