The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity
Conferência em inglês, sem tradução
com Adolfo Roitman
Since the discovery of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 in one cave located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea by a place called Khirbet Qumran, these ancient manuscripts have revolutionized the study of ancient Judaism. For the first time in history, ancient Jewish writings, including the oldest biblical manuscripts on earth, have reached us, shedding light on the literature, religion, society and theology of ancient Israel in the Greco-Roman times (known also as Second Temple Period). The aim of this presentation is to present a short review of the history of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the archaeology of Qumran, presenting the significance of this unique discovery for the study and understanding of historical Judaism and the early church.