An Online Summer Course from the Department for the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, taught in English.
The course will take place from August 1st 2017 to September 30th, 2017
The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most important discovery in the history and archeology of the Holy Land and ancient Judaism. They changed everything we thought we knew about our past. However, the on-going publication of more than 800 texts leaves many of us confused about their contents and significance.
The course introduces a thorough and up-to-date review of the different kinds of scrolls found at Qumran, pointing to their significance for our understanding of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.
The archeology of the fascinating site at khirbet Qumran, where many assume that the so-called Dead Sea Sect or Essenes dwelt, is studied along an on-line tour with Prof. Regev and most recent studies.
Special attention is given to the history and ideology of the Qumran movement, and its laws in comparison to contemporary Jewish Halakhah.
The content of the course includes films, published articles, and special chapters written by the late Prof. Hanan Eshel, one of the leading experts in the field. As well as discussion of the Bible in the scrolls and extra-biblical scrolls such 1 Enoch, Jubilees and the apocryphal Psalms.
This course can be taken as part of the requirements for Jewish studies courses.
Fully accredited track- upon completion of all requirements you will receive a transcript for this 2 hour, 2-semester course.
View-only track- allows you access to the course materials and discussion group. Upon completion of the course a certificate of participation will be granted.
For more information contact the Department:
Tel: 03-5318299 or 03-5318350