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AGTS News—Guardian of Dead Sea Scrolls to speak October 24–26

The Center for Holy Lands Studies in conjunction with the Shrine of the Book will present the Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture Series with Dr. Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book and guardian of the Dead Sea Scrolls, October 24–26, at the Cardone Media Center (corner of Division and Boonville). The public is invited to attend.

Lectures include:

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & The Hebrew Bible
    Monday, October 24, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & Biblical Interpretation
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & The New Testament
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 5-7 p.m.

Lectures will be streamed live at http://holylandsstudies.ag.org/live.

Brown Bag Lunches

All area students and faculty are invited to attend two brown bag lunches with Dr. Roitman.

  • Tuesday, October 25, Noon until 1:30 in the AGTS Student Lounge. Topic: The Spirit in the Dead Sea Scroll.
  • Thursday, October 27, Noon until 1:30 in the Evangel Cafeteria. Topic: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Archaeology

More opportunity to hear Roitman speak

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CONTACT: Paul K. Logsdon, director of public relations and publications
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Springfield, MO 65802

Dr. Adolfo Roitman to speak at Evangel University

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dr. Adolfo Roitman, will present a free public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Evangel University chapel auditorium.

Roitman serves as curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, one of the world's leading archaeological museums.

The presentation, titled "The Dead Sea Scrolls in the 21st Century," is co-sponsored by Evangel's theology department and the Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies.

About Dr. Roitman

Dr. Adolfo Roitman serves as the curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, one of the world's leading archaeological museums.

Roitman's main lecture topics include early Jewish literature, the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation. Roitman has also served as a visiting scholar in several universities across the United States and Central and South America.

An ordained conservative rabbi, Roitman earned his Ph.D. in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993. His fields of research include comparative religion, anthropological science and art history. Roitman is a member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature.

The Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies, a co-sponsor of Dr. Roitman's lecture series, is the first institution of its kind for any denomination. The Center educates participants about the geography, people and cultures of the Bible and hosts interactive study trips and educational institutes in Israel. Trips are open for any interested participant and are geared toward students, educators, pastors and administrators.

Evangel is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and 11 master's programs. The fall 2011 enrollment has reached a record 2,168 students.

Evangel University is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (312-263-0456, http://hlcommission.org), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Council on Social Work Education.

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Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:11 PM

 
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