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Audio: A Nice Liesurely Scroll Through Qumran: Schiffman & Cargill

Prof. Lawrence Schiffman of NYU is working to clarify the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls
8/18/2010, 10:37 PM

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In our first hour, we have Prof. Lawrence Schiffman of NYU. He's working to clarify the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the period of settlement at Qumran. Prof. Schiffman's publication "Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls " is essential reading for understanding and working through the past 60 years of scroll scholarship. His lucid, fundamental presentation will bring your understanding into sharp focus. The book is available on Amazon and is highly recommended. You can learn more about Prof. Schiffman and the Dead Sea Scrolls by visiting his website.
In the second hour we meet Prof. Robert Cargill of UCLA. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Qumran and is doing pioneering work in virtual reconstruction of archaeological sites (see He's the author of Qumran Through Real Time: A Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. His candid interview will inspire you and give you a view of archaeology from California. Not to be missed. Check out his website at
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