CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-00011; fax (319) 384-0024
Chief editor of Dead Sea Scrolls to speak at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Eugene Ulrich, a professor of Hebrew scriptures at
the University of Notre Dame, will offer an "insider's view"
of the Dead Sea Scrolls Sunday, Oct. 5 on the University of Iowa campus,
Gilmore Hall, Room 106.
Ulrich, who is the chief editor of the Biblical scrolls that are still
being pieced together, will speak at 2 p.m. on "The Dead Sea Scrolls:
An Insider's View," and at 7 p.m. on "The Bible at the Time of
Hillel and Jesus."
Ulrich's presentations are offered in conjunction with a year-long photographic
exhibit in the UI School of Religion celebrating the 50th anniversary of
the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. UI religion professor George Nickelsburg
created the exhibit, "Discoveries by the Dead Sea: The Scrolls Fifty
Years Later," which is on display through May 1998 on the third floor
of Gilmore Hall. In the collection of nearly 50 photos, visitors can view
the site of the discovery, learn about the people who discovered the scrolls,
and begin to understand the beliefs, practices, frustrations, and hopes
of the scrolls' authors.
Nickelsburg will not present his lecture, "Placing the Scrolls
in Their Context" on Oct. 5 as he had originally scheduled. He will
present three other Sunday afternoon lectures: Oct. 12, "What Was
Going On at Qumran?"; Oct. 19, "Reimagining the Shape of Early
Judaism"; and Oct. 26, "Rethinking the Origins of Christianity."
Those lectures will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the exhibit space on the third
floor of Gilmore Hall.
All lectures are free and open to the public. For further information,
contact the UI School of Religion at (319) 335-2164.