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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Conspiracy, Controversy and Consensus

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2016.  Price includes lectures, accommodation & all meals over both days. (no single supplement charges apply)

Arrival on Saturday is 09.30 for registration & coffee

Departure on Sunday is 16.30

Ever since their discovery in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls have provoked controversy and sometimes sensationalism.
In the first forty years of Scroll scholarship a general consensus emerged about their origin.
Over the last twenty years voices have been raised challenging that consensus.
New theories about the archaeology of Qumran where the scrolls were found challenge the accepted view.
What can we really know about the Scrolls? 
Was there really a Vatican conspiracy to delay the publication of the scrolls?
Which theories are plausible and which are improbable?

Full Itinerary
Saturday 7th May
 
09.30 Registration & coffee
10.00 Lecture 1 commences
11.00 Break for coffee
11.30 Lecture 2 commences
12.30 Break for lunch
14.00 Lecture 3 commences
15.00 Break for coffee
15.30 Lecture 4 commences
16.30 Break for leisure time (free use of leisure facilities)
Dinner – Time TBC
 
Sunday 8th May
 
09.30 Registration & coffee
10.00 Lecture 1 commences
11.00 Break for coffee
11.30 Lecture 2 commences
12.30 Break for lunch
14.00 Lecture 3 commences
15.00 Break for coffee
15.30 Lecture 4 commences
16.30 Departure (free use of leisure facilities)
Venue The Palace Hotel, BuxtonThe Palace Hotel, Buxton
Day Saturday
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Tutor Michael Tunnicliffe

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