“What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why are They So Important?”
Learn more at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 when Alex Jassen lectures at Gustavus Adolphus College in F.W. Olin Hall, room 103.
Jassen’s research and teaching concentrates on the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism and he is a member of the international editorial team for the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is currently an assistant professor of Early Judaism in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses based on the history and literature of Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism as well as the larger framework of Jewish history. Jassen is also author of the book Mediating the Divine: Prophesy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism (2007).
Jassen received a B.A. from the University of Washington (2001) and a Ph.D. in Jewish History and Literature of Late Antiquity from New York University (2006).
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Gustavus chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
For more information, contact Gustavus professor Michael Hvidsten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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