Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls
A Lecture Series
During the four month-long presentation of Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea
Scrolls at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a lecture series was offered which
allowed museum visitors to further their understanding of the scholarly research which
has taken place around these ancient documents and which continues to expand our knowledge
and appreciation of these ancient times.
Over the course of eight consecutive weeks, every Thursday evening of
the months of February and March, 2004, the theatre of the
Canadian Museum of Civilization was filled to capacity twice, allowing 1,000 people to
listen to these one hour long presentations that provided, in addition to fascinating
insights into the scrolls and biblical times, a unique Canadian angle on the stories being
In several instances, the speakers were Canadians involved in the study of ancient
biblical times. In others, they were scholars from Canadian institutions carrying out
exciting research on these ancient documents.
The series was an overwhelming success; a good measure of which being the hundreds of
people who could not be accommodated on any given lecture night. While we certainly
regretted turning people away, we did take steps to ensure the audio recording of the
simultaneously-translated lectures. Seven of the eight conferences are now presented
here through the internet.
You may listen to the following lectures:
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