Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and Faith
"The Dead Sea Scrolls: science in antiquity and science at their service."
Join us on Wednesday, May 11th in The Lady Chapel for the Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and Faith.
Prof George Brooke, Rylands Professor Emeritus of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, University of Manchester will be doing a lecture about "The Dead Sea Scrolls: science in antiquity and science at their service."
Admission is free so be sure to come along!
George J. Brooke is Rylands Professor Emeritus of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester where he taught Biblical Studies and Early Judaism from 1984 until 2016. He completed his Ph.D. in 1978 at Claremont Graduate School, California, under the direction of William H. Brownlee. In 1999 he was the President of the British Association for Jewish Studies. Awarded a D.D. from Oxford University in 2010, he was President for 2012 of the British Society for Old Testament Study. He is a Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Chester. He is President of the European Association of Biblical Studies (2021-2024). He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Lausanne.
He was a founding editor of the journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Brill, 1993–2003) and edited the Journal of Semitic Studies for nearly 30 years. Amongst his publications are Exegesis at Qumran (1985; reprinted, 2006), The Allegro Qumran Collection (1996), The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament (2005), Reading the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essays in Method (2013), and The Dead Sea Scrolls and German Scholarship (2018). He has also edited more than twenty books including most recently the T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (with Charlotte Hempel, 2019). His popular book, The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls (co-authored with Philip Davies and Phillip Callaway, 2002) has sold several thousand copies in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian and Japanese and has been released in a revised paperback form (2011).