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The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls

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The day after their 70th birthday

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is certainly the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. It was very close to the archaeological site of Khirbet Qumran, on the banks of the Dead Sea, that the first manuscripts were discovered by Bedouins in 1947. After 70 years of research, these manuscripts have not revealed all their mysteries...

What are the links between the caves which contained the manuscripts and the archaeological site of Khirbet Qumran? Were the manuscripts stored in the caves produced by the inhabitants of the Qumran site? What about the Essene thesis? Was John the Baptist one of them? How do the Qumran manuscripts shed light on the formation of the Old Testament canon? What are the possible links between the New Testament and the manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea?

The HET-PRO brought together different specialists on the subject to try to answer all of these questions over the course of a day. Here are the acts.

Authors: Antony Perrot, Damien Labadie, Innocent Himbaza, Dennis Mizzi and James Morgan

ISBN: 9782940650002