Who: Prof. Alex Jassen, Univ. Minnesota
What: What Happens to Prophecy after “The Prophets”?
When: Thursday, February 18th, 6:30 p.m.
Where: CMU 120, UW campus
About the presentation : The Dead Sea Scrolls have revolutionized our understanding of the Bible and early Judaism in many ways. They have allowed us to rethink the long held assumption that prophecy is a feature closely related with the world of the Bible and therefore absent in later forms of Judaism. Drawing upon the evidence provided by the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Alex Jassen explores the rich world of prophets and prophecy that continued to thrive long after the end of the age of the classical biblical prophets.
Alex P. Jassen is a NELC alumnus (B.A., 2001) and Assistant Professor of Early Judaism in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the University’s Center for Jewish Studies and Program in Religious Studies. Dr. Jassen completed his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University in 2006. His research and teaching concentrates on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the literature of Second Temple period Judaism, and general Jewish thought. He is a member of the international editorial team responsible for publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Jassen is currently working on a book on religious violence in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Via Jack Sasson