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Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls to Lecture at TWU

September 22, 2010

Dr. Adolfo Roitman will visit Trinity Western University, in Langley BC, to give two lectures on September 27 and 28, 2010. This event is sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies.

Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D., is Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Director of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading archaeological museums. An ordained conservative rabbi, Dr. Roitman earned his Ph.D. in Ancient Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993, and was conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa degree by Rocky Mountain College in 2005. His field of research is Ancient Jewish Literature and Religion.

Dr. Roitman lectures widely on early Jewish literature, the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation, and has served as a visiting scholar at universities across the United States, Central and South America, and Europe. He is the author of numerous articles and books including: A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and Its Scrolls (Jerusalem, 1997); The Sectarians from Qumran: Daily Life of the Essenes (Barcelona, 2000, in Spanish); Envisioning the Temple. Scrolls, Stones and Symbols (Jerusalem, 2003); and recently, Bible, Exegesis and Religion. A Critical-Historical Reading of Judaism (Navarra, 2010, in Spanish).

Lecture for Graduate Students and Faculty
Abraham in Scripture and Tradition: A Case Study of Abraham’s Early Life
Monday, September 27, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
A meal and address to TWU faculty and graduate students and other interested faculty and graduate students
Alumni Hall, Trinity Western University

Public Lecture
From Serpent to Satan: The Story of Paradise in Scripture, Literature and Art
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University

We expect a full audience for both events. Allow us to reserve your seat at no charge and help us to plan by contacting Loriane Frewing by email: or phone: 604-513-2022.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. EricW permalink
    September 22, 2010 7:50 am

    Darn! I thought you meant Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, where I attend church. I was looking forward to seeing and hearing him. 😦

  2. September 22, 2010 8:46 am

    What is TWU? I’m lazy and don’t want to google.

  3. September 22, 2010 8:47 am

    Nevermind, I read the rest of the blog. That always helps, doesn’t it.

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