Sunday, November 01, 2015

Jacobus on Zodiac Calendars and Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls

EVENT: Zodiac Calendars and Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Institute of Jewish Studies UCL
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

Helen R. Jacobus argues that biblical stories involving encounters between angels and humans before the Flood were used to teach algebra, astronomy and astrology in Jewish circles more than 2,000 years ago. She discusses the previously unknown ancient scientific texts discovered at Qumran.

Dr Jacobus (PhD Manchester) is an honorary research associate at UCL. Her book Zodiac Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Astronomy and Astrology in Early Judaism, is published by the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL (Brill).
The event is free, but you should register in advance at the link (and you can make a donation if you want to). Dr. Jacobus's book on Zodiac calendars in the DSS was noted here. See also her related online essays here and here.