Credits – 3
This course will focus on the interrelationship of the scrolls with the literature and the history of the centuries leading up to the First Jewish Revolt. The contents of the scroll collections from the Judean wilderness will be utilized to help reveal the rationale and ideologies of the persons or groups who left them in the caves. Thus, the individual collections of manuscripts will warrant close examination to learn what unites them, and more importantly, to discern distinctions among them. As a result, a clearer picture of Jewish sectarian activity in the Judean wilderness at the close of the Second Temple Period will emerge.
Instructor: S. Pfann, Ph.D.
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