EVENT: Lecture "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Contours and Texture of Palestinian Judaism" by Professor Charlotte Hempel (December 14, 2021)

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The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations (University of Southampton) invites you to join us for our 2021 Montefiore Lecture, titled 'The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Contours and Texture of Palestinian Judaism'.

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021
Time: 6-7:30pm GMT
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/montefiore-lecture-2021-tickets-215724085547

About the Event
The Dead Sea Scrolls were initially associated with an ancient Jewish sect who positioned themselves on the fringes of Jewish life in Second Temple times. Recent research on the one thousand or so ancient manuscripts – including tens of thousands of fragments – suggests instead that this cache of texts is transforming our knowledge of Palestinian Judaism as a whole in this period which gave rise to Early Judaism and emerging Christianity. This lecture will illustrate the areas where evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls reveals scribes who made a substantial contribution to the foundations of the Jewish and Christian traditions that have shaped the world we live in today.

About the Speaker
Professor Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham is a Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism and Head of the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on the Dead Sea Scrolls including recently The Community Rules: A Commentary, Mohr Siebeck 2020 and with George Brooke, The T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bloomsbury, 2019. She was Editor in Chief of Dead Sea Discoveries from 2012-2018. In 2016 she served as President for the British and Irish Association for Jewish Studies and she has been elected President for the Society for Old Testament Study for 2022. Deeply committed to supporting the future of the field she was Founding Director of the Second Temple Early Career Academy (STECA), a Virtual Common with global reach.

The evening will be chaired by Professor Sarah J. K. Pearce.

Registration is free and all are welcome. Please click here to register.