The Dead Sea Copper Scroll: From Ancient Treasure to Modern Fixation

A Public Event in Honour of the Appointment of

Professor George J. Brooke

as Visiting Professor in Biblical Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies

To include an abridged educational screening of Ancient Mysteries: The Dead Sea Treasure Map, panel discussion, and wine reception.

Sponsored by Brill Academic Publishers.

Link to The Dead Sea Copper Scroll: From Ancient Treasure to Modern Fixation event
Wednesday, 9th November, 2016
19:30 - 22:00
Binks Building (Room CBK011), Chester Campus, University of Chester

On the evening of Wednesday 9th November, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies is holding a special event to mark the appointment of Professor George J. Brooke as Visiting Professor in Biblical Studies at the University of Chester, in acknowledgement and celebration of both his retirement and his immeasurable contribution to scholarship.

The focus of the event will be the so-called “Copper Scroll”, a 2,000-year-old treasure map engraved on copper and discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was here in the North West of England 60 years ago that the scroll was first opened. The evening will include a celebration of George’s work, an introduction to the Copper Scroll by George himself, an abridged educational screening of a documentary on the Copper Scroll with which George was involved, and a panel discussion.

This will be followed by a wine reception, sponsored by Brill Academic Publishers.

The event will be held in the ground-floor lecture theatre of the Binks Building on the main Parkgate Road campus (number 23 on the campus map). Further directions, etc., can be found here: http://www.chester.ac.uk/find-us

We very much hope you’ll be able to join us.