Listen to Dead Sea Scrolls Expert Via Live Stream

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Dr. Robert Duke, who graduated from Multnomah in 1996, will present his research on the Dead Sea Scrolls at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 15. Michelle Peel-Underwood, director of Alumni Relations, provides details below.


The video above is the recording of the event. Update: the beginning has been trimmed.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of Multnomah University’s accomplished alums. Bobby, as he is known within the Multnomah community, is a very dynamic and engaging orator, well versed in Old Testament studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism. He serves on the teaching staff at Azusa Pacific University and, from what I’m told, is one of their most sought-out professors.

This event promises to be a highlight for all. Bobby’s four-year experience studying in the Middle East has certainly influenced his perspectives and teaching. He is a prolific writer, having written his dissertation on the Aramaic Qumran text, Visions of Amram (published in 2010), as well as articles and book chapters in Dead Sea Discoveries, The Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, etc.

He has devoted much of his time and research to improving pedagogy in biblical studies, and I know you will be encouraged by what he has to share. Among his many awards, he also received the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that allowed him to study at Hebrew University in 2000-2001.  He was a Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in 2005 and today, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the Western Region Director and Distinguished Scholar of Hebrew Texts for the Green Scholars Initiative.

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Multnomah’s Campus, Bradley Hall, B1
Event is free.

Join us as he discusses how modern translations incorporate Qumran data, how Qumran data can help us read modern translations more inquisitively and how Qumran ideology in non-biblical (sectarian) documents should caution us in our interpretation of modern translations.

Learn more about MU's Hebrew program.

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Director of Alumni Relations