Dead Sea Scrolls and Books Excluded From The Bible Subject of Symposium at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND (March 26, 2012) – The annual Biblical Symposium at Florida Southern College will feature a trio of distinguished scholars who will discuss ancient writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, that were not included in the Bible.
The Symposium, “Non-Canonical Writings in the Jewish and Christian Traditions,” is hosted by FSC’s Religion and Philosophy Department. It is free and open to the public.
The Symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 in the William M. Hollis Room on the FSC campus. Lunch can be purchased for $10.
Lecturers at the Symposium will be:
Dr. David A. DeSilva, Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, who will lecture on “Intertestamental Writings.”
Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, who will lecture on “Dead Sea Scrolls.” Dr. Crawford is a member of the international publication team for the Dead Sea Scrolls, responsible for editing 14 manuscripts from the Qumran collection.
Dr. Anne McGuire, Kies Family Associate Professor in the Humanities at Haverford College, who will lecture on “New Testament Apocrypha.”Dr. McGuire specializes in early Christian and Gnostic literature, especially the writings of the Nag Hammadi library, discovered in Egypt in 1945.
A panel discussion will follow the lectures.
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