Dead Sea Scrolls: Online Learning
|Dates:||Thu from 2/2/23 - 4/27/23|
|Hours:||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Ages:||Kids, Teens, Adults|
|Cost:||$$$ see below|
In 1947, a Bedouin youth “stumbled upon' a cave with clay jars & a Hebrew parchment that found its way into Israel’s hands in an episode worthy of spy novelists such as John Le Carre or Daniel Silva.
Decades later a settlement by the Dead Sea, alongside 11 desert hillside caves
These caves contained thousands of documents providing crucial information about ancient Jewish history, tradition, & practice from approx 200 BCE & the time of the Maccabean Kings to 70 CE & the Roman conquest of Judea & destruction of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem.
The scrolls also clued us in to the transitions from the Torah to Rabbinic Literature, & the connections between early Judaism & nascent Christianity.
David Bernat has a PhD in Biblical & Near Eastern Studies from Brandeis, with publications in areas such as Jewish ritual, & representations of violence & zealotry in ancient Jewish writings.
David has held faculty positions at Wellesley College, Hebrew College Rabbinic School, & UMass Amherst.
David also planned & led several study tours to Israel, focusing on history & archaeology.
David has taught a winter/spring course at The Boston Synagogue every year since 2016,
& we are excited to embark on this next journey with him.
• February 2, 9, 16, 23
• March 9, 16, 23, 30
• April 20, 27
• Make up day: May 4
$325 payable to David Bernat
directly via check by mail or Venmo.
Please contact the office to register [email protected]
$325.00 per semester
55 Martha Road, Boston, MA, 02114 map
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