Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Dr. Steven Bowman will speak at the CEC Parish Hall next door to the Main Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Dr. Bowman, a professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss the significance of the Scrolls and what they reveal.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are considered among the greatest archaeological discoveries and contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. The fragile papers are inscribed with writings of profound religious and historical importance, including text from the Hebrew Bible.
In 1947, a shepherd stumbled upon a hidden cave along the shore of the Dead Sea. Concealed inside were ancient scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. After extensive excavation, a total of 972 remarkably preserved scrolls were found.
This event is free and open to the public. For tickets, visit any library location or email email@example.com. For more information, call 270-781-4882 or go to www.warrenpl.org/Slide-Info-Dead-Sea-Scrolls.html.