Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thursday 3/22 @ 7pm Book Talk & Signing Wisdom Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Please join us for a book talk and discussion with biblical scholar and MTSO Faculty member John Kampen.

He will speak on the Dead Sea Scrolls and his recent book Wisdom Literature.

Wisdom Literature is the first comprehensive commentary on the wisdom texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Kampen relates the body of wisdom literature discovered at Qumranto the larger wisdom tradition, to apocalyptic literature, to the Hebrew Scriptures, and to the New Testament, and he shows how these texts fit into and enhance our understanding of the complex social and intellectual history of Second Temple Judaism.

John Kampen is the Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. A recognized scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, he is the author of The Hasideans and the Origins of Pharisaism: A Study of 1 and 2 Maccabees and coeditor of a number of research volumes, the best known of which is (with Moshe Bernstein) Reading 4QMMT: New Perspectives on Qumran Law and History. He also is the author of numerous research articles and has served as co-chair of the Qumran Studies section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

For reviews for his book check out:    Eerdmans John Kampen

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