Dead Sea Scrolls scholar to give inaugural Chaiken Family Chair lecture

October 23, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Daniel K. Falk, professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the holder of the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State, will speak on “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Forget the 'Da Vinci Code.' What were the secrets guarded by ancient Essenes, on pain of eternal damnation?” on Thursday, Nov. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

His talk is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program in the College of the Liberal Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Falk is a faculty member in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and a specialist in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism.

His books include: "Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls" (1998) and "Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls" (2007). He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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    Daniel K. Falk, professor of Hebrew and the holder of the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State

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