The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of the Hebrew Bible
with Sidnie White Crawford
Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Free and open to students, faculty, and the public
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1946 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. This collection of 972 texts and biblical manuscripts make up what is now known as the Hebrew Bible.
Last fall, UGA Professors Friedman and Halpern made a bet with Professor Sidnie White Crawford, a distinguished scholar of the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Nebraska. If Georgia beat Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl, she would have to come and give a lecture on the Scrolls at UGA. The Dawgs won, and Professor Crawford, an honorable scholar, is coming to pay her debt. Come celebrate a football victory and, at the same time, learn something interesting and important. What a deal!