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L606 Spring 2018 The Dead Sea Scrolls

Course number : L606 Spring 2018   
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Mondays, 9:40–11:05, Apr. 23–May 14
Four sessions
Instructor: Gilah Goldsmith
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of excitement and controversy and the subject of much speculation and outright misinformation since the first scrolls were discovered in 1947. We will address such questions as the following: Where did they come from? Who wrote them? What do they say? What do they mean? Although this course will address these subjects, it may not answer them.
  •  Apr. 23: Discovery, ownership, and publication—a twisty tale.
  •  Apr. 30: What the scrolls include—a wide ranging library.
  •  May 7: What the scrolls tell us about the history of the Hebrew Bible—surprises and confirmations.
  •  May 14: What the scrolls tell us about Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity—commonalities and competition.
Gilah Goldsmith is a graduate of Harvard University and The George Washington University Law School. She is a retired government attorney who, for 20 years, has led the weekly Torah study group at Beth El Hebrew Congregation.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon


Gilah Goldsmith 

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/23/2018 - 5/14/2018 Weekly - Mon 9:40 AM - 11:05 AM Sterling, Loudoun   Map Gilah Goldsmith 

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