The Dead Sea Scrolls, Austerity, and the Role of Elites

Arts Lecture Room 1
Wednesday 10 May 2017 (17:15-18:30)

In the 70 years since the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls notions of isolationism and austerity were frequently associated with the scribal movement settled by the western shore of the Dead Sea more than two thousand years ago.

This lecture will challenge the dominant narrative of a movement of elite scribes devoid of substantial material assets and sketch alternative perspectives.

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