The Center for Christian Leadership, a continuing education program of the Anderson University School of Theology, is pleased to deliver a number of biblically and theologically based learning opportunities. We hope you will join us for these events over the coming year. Contact the Center at your convenience for registration or additional information.
NOTE: The location for the 2012 Newell Lectures has been changed to the York Performance Hall and Galleries.
2012 Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies
31st Annual Lecture
SPEAKER: Dr. Adolfo Roitman
Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls
and Head of the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum (Jerusalem)
DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
LOCATION: York Performance Hall and Galleries
OVERALL TOPIC: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran
- General Lecture (9 - 10:15 a.m.): "The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity"
- Scholarly Lecture #1 (10:30 a.m. - noon): "Jerusalem, The Temple and the Qumran Community: A Historical and Sociological Perspective"
- Scholarly Lecture #2 (2 - 3:30 p.m.): "Melchizedek in 11 QMelch and the Epistle to the Hebrews: Shared Traditions and Original Developments: Biblical Interpretation and Eschatological Belief"
- Q & A (3:30 - 4 p.m.)
RESERVED PARKING AVAILABLE: The parking lot on Executive Drive near the York Performance Hall & Galleries (number 13) is reserved for the Newell Lecture series this year. Please view the location on the Anderson University Campus Map.
Dr. Adolfo Roitman a native of Argentina, holds a Licenciado from the University of Buenos Aires, an M.A. in Comparative Religion, and a Ph.D. in Ancient Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a lecturer at several universities in Israel and has been a Henry Luce Visiting Professor at the University of Hartford, as well as a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech, New York University, Tufts University, Texas Christian University, and many other institutions throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Dr. Roitman is the author of four books about the Dead Sea Scrolls including The Sectarians from Qumran: Daily Life of the Essenes (Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, 2000, in Spanish), A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and Its Scrolls (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1997), Envisioning the Temple. Scrolls, Stones and Symbols (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2003), and The Bible in the Shrine of the Book: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Aleppo Codex (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2006).
In 1997, to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Roitman produced A Day at Qumran, an exhibition that explores the daily life and rituals of the strict Qumran sect, the people believed to have copied and stored the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls. It is now a permanent exhibition in the Shrine of the Book.
Roitman is also an ordained conservative rabbi and is a member of the World Union of Jewish Studies, as well as the Society of Biblical Literature. His fields of research include, in addition to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Literature, Religion and Thought; Early Biblical Interpretation; and Comparative Religion.
This year's Newell Lecture is made possible through a partnership with the Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Biblical and Near Eastern Studies.
For more information, please contact:
Anderson University School of Theology
1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012-3495