Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls

Religious Life at Qumran

Daniel Falk
Originally presented March 18, 2004

What beliefs and rituals were part of daily life at Qumran, the ancient Jewish settlement near which the Scrolls were discovered? Dr. Daniel Falk of the University of Oregon discussed the implications for early Christianity.

Dr. Falk is the author of Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls (E. J. Brill, 1998) and of numerous articles on the Scrolls. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls and has held research fellowships at the University of Oxford, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the University of Oregon. Dr. Falk discussed topics such as prayer, the sacred calendar, religious laws, beliefs and community order in Qumran.

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