Date(s) - February 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Western University (Northwest Auditorium)
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Updating the Scriptural Past in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Peter Flint, Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, Dr. Andrew Perrin, Dr. Kipp Davis, Dr. Marvin Miller, Dr. Dongshin Chang
Each presenter will speak on the common theme of “Updating the Scriptureal Past” in view of their recently published books on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Dead Sea Scrolls provide fresh perspective on both the words of the Old Testament and ancient Jewish world of the New Testament. As the library of a specialized Jewish scribal community, they also reveal how ancient people and communities rendered their religious traditions relevant to their own culture. Many readers of the Bible today face this same task: scripture is at once ancient and sacred, yet its contemporary relevance is not always evident. Through presentations and discussions with four TWU alumni and authors of recently published books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, our evening will explore how the group that penned and preserved the scrolls navigated this dynamic in their own search for meaning. Join authors Dr. Andrew Perrin, Dr. Kipp Davis, Dr. Marvin Miller, and Dr. Dongshin Chang as they detail how ancient writers encountered and innovated the biblical past by extending prophecy, claiming revelatory dreams, rethinking covenant theology, and crafting and circulating letters. The evening will be framed by a special presentation by Dr. Peter Flint, Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, on the relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for the Bible, theology, Christianity, and how they illumine our own past.
Sponsored by the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls, TWU Alumni Association
Event is free of charge, but RSVPs are encouraged to confirm a space. RSVPs may be made online at twualumni.org/events/dss
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Northwest Auditorium, TWU