The Birmingham Society for Jewish Studies in association with the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of BirminghamPresents a series of three lectures on the broad theme of Second Temple Judaism: The Cradle of the Bible and the Hotbed of Creative (Re)writing.
The first lecture entitled The Torah of Moses in the light of the Dead Sea scrolls will be given by Drew Longacre.
Drew Longacre is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham studying the Dead Sea Scrolls of the book of Exodus and specializing in the history of the text of the Hebrew Bible. In September 2014 he will begin a two-year post-doctoral research project studying the Greek papyri of the book of Exodus at the University of Helsinki's Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, and in January 2015 he will begin a five-month fellowship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem working on material reconstructions of the Exodus scrolls from the Judean Desert. Drew is the author of a substantial article on the scribal practices reflected in the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumran.