If You’re in Chester, Or Manchester, Or Liverpool, or Anywhere in Wales or western England…

This is an event you should attend (via the U of C’s facebook page)

“The Dead Sea Copper Scroll: From Ancient Treasure to Modern Fixation”
A Public Event in Honour of the Appointment of
Professor George J. Brooke
as Visiting Professor in Biblical Studies.
Wednesday 9th November
7.30 – 10.00 pm
Binks Building (Room CBK011)
Chester Campus, University of Chester


To include an abridged educational screening of Ancient Mysteries: The Dead Sea Treasure Map, panel discussion, and wine reception.

On the evening of Wednesday 9th November, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies is holding a special event to mark the appointment of Professor George J. Brooke as Visiting Professor in Biblical Studies at the University of Chester, in acknowledgement and celebration of both his retirement and his immeasurable contribution to scholarship.

The focus of the event will be the so-called “Copper Scroll”, a 2,000-year-old treasure map engraved on copper and discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was here in the North West of England 60 years ago that the scroll was first opened. The evening will include a celebration of George’s work, an introduction to the Copper Scroll by George himself, an abridged educational screening of a documentary on the Copper Scroll with which George was involved, and a panel discussion.

This will be followed by a wine reception, sponsored by Brill Academic Publishers.
Hope to see you there!

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