NMC351H1: Dead Sea Scrolls

Hours: 
24L

This course provides an examination of the historical and cultural context in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were authored and copied, the types of writings included in the Scrolls, and the ancient Jewish groups behind these texts. It also discusses the significance of the Scrolls for understanding the textual development of the Hebrew Bible, ancient scriptural interpretation, and the thought world of the Jews during the period that gave birth to both Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. No knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is required. (Offered alternate years)

Prerequisite: 

9 FCEs

Recommended Preparation: 

NMC104H or NMC252H, or equivalent in another humanities department

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)