The Bible in Our Hands

Focusing on two of the most prominent Jewish manuscripts in America, Dr. Gary Rendsburg, a leading scholar in biblical and Judaic studies, walks us through the story of the Hebrew Bible from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the versions we read today.

Event Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Event Schedule:

1:00 PM - Session 1: From Word to Scroll

2:15 PM - Session 2: From Scroll to Codex

3:30 PM - Session 3: The Bibles of the Museums

4:30 PM - Visit the Artifacts

5:00 PM - Book Signing

Event Location:

Museum of the Bible, Gathering Room

400 4th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, USA

Sunday, February 2, 2020
1:00 PM
Museum of the Bible, Gathering Room


Gary A. Rendsburg, Ph.D.

Dr. Gary A. Rendsburg holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, where he also holds an appointment in the history department. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from New York University and taught at Canisius College and Cornell University — the latter for 18 years —before joining the Rutgers faculty in 2004. The author of six books and more than 120 scholarly articles, Professor Rendsburg takes a special interest in literary approaches to the Bible, the history of the Hebrew language, the history of ancient Israel and the development of Judaism in the post-biblical period.

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