Date(s) - March 23, 2020 - March 24, 2020
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Due to travel concerns presented by COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our upcoming Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls conference at TWU Richmond and its associated live-streamed event (March 23-24, 2020).
We invite local scholars and advanced students interested in the intersection of the DSS with the thought and literature of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. Registration will include: a conference packet, full attendance at program sessions, as well as lunch and refreshment breaks on both days. To remove cost barriers to attendance, registration fees are subsidized by the Canada Research Chair in Religious Identities of Ancient Judaism. Space is limited, so please register promptly.
To secure your spot, please register here. Registration is limited and closes March 1, 2020. Registration will include: a conference packet, full attendance at program sessions, as well as lunch and refreshment breaks on both days. To remove cost barriers to attendance, registration fees are subsidized by the Canada Research Chair in Religious Identities of Ancient Judaism.
The conference will also be streamed for a global audience as well as at a live stream event on the TWU Langley Campus (details to follow). The live stream will be via YouTube. For details, please follow the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute on Facebook.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) provided both new texts and fresh contexts to explore the formation, transmission, and reception of ancient Judaism’s literary heritage. Ongoing studies on these materials revealed that the scribal cultures represented among the Qumran collection both drew upon and contributed to developing authoritative traditions. They navigated and reinvigorated ancestral discourses, encountered and integrated traditions of their larger cultural contexts, and updated and extended a broad set of scriptures for new generations and ever-changing communities. The conference program includes an international group of scholars who will use the Aramaic DSS as a launching point to discover what these writings reveal about the scope of sources at play in the pre-canonical period, gain new insights into the scribal strategies used to adapt and develop them, and rethink the evidence for reception of Aramaic traditions in other literatures or movements.
The event is funded by the Canada Research Chair in Religious Identities of Ancient Judaism at Trinity Western University.