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Robert Eisenman: "The True Story of Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Insider’s Account"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010; 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Classroom I building, room 105
Cost: Free and open to the public

Judaic Studies Distinguished Lecturers Series
presented by the Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies in cooperation with the Center for Humanities and Digital Research and Central Florida Hillel

Robert Eisenman is professor of Middle East Religions and Archaeology and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University, Long Beach. He has a Ph. D. from Columbia University in Middle East Languages and Cultures and Islamic Law. Eisenman is a Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College at Oxford University, a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies. He has written many books, such as James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls (1998), The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians (1996), Islamic Law in Palestine and Israel: A History of the Survival of Tanzimat and Shari'ah (1978), and is co-editor of The Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1989) and The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered (1992). In 1991-92, he was the Consultant to the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, when it decided to open its historical documents and allow free access for all scholars to the previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls.

Funded by grants from Friends of Judaic Studies and The Center for Humanities and Digital Research

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