Thursday, June 19, 2008

A DEAD SEA SCROLLS FORUM at St. Martin's University:
Forum explores connection between ancient scrolls, Bible

By Diane Huber | The Olympian • Published June 19, 2008

About 2,000 years ago, an ancient Jewish sect wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest-known manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. Some of the texts closely match canonized scripture, but others were left out.

The puzzle of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their connection to the Bible will be the topic of a free presentation Friday night at Saint Martin's University.

The panel-style lecture, titled "The Authority of Scripture: The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls," culminates the 26th annual Spiritual Life Institute, a weeklong spiritual program each summer hosted by the university.


If you go

•What: Free presentation of "The Authority of Scripture: The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls"

•When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday

•Where: Worthington Center at Saint Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey

•Speakers: Robert Kugler, Cecilia Wassen, Hanne von Weissenberg, Daniel Falk and Ian Werrett