April 16 Research Unplugged to focus on Dead Sea Scrolls

April 13, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Daniel Falk, professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish studies, will present "Excavating the Bible: What the Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal About Biblical Stories" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Schlow Centre Region Library as part of the Research Unplugged lecture series.

The Research Unplugged series, now in its 11th year, brings together Penn State researchers and the State College community for lively public discussions.

Falk is the author of "Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls" and "Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls." He has also co-edited six other books, including a three-volume series on the history of penitential prayer titled "Seeking the Favor of God."

Before coming to Penn State in 2014, he was a professor of ancient Judaism and biblical studies at the University of Oregon and prior to that was Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew at the Oriental Institute in the University of Oxford.

Research Unplugged events are free and open to the public. A question and answer session is part of the program.

The Research Unplugged series is made possible with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Strategic Communications as well as Schlow Centre Region Library. For additional information, contact series coordinator Melissa Beattie Moss at 814-865-2614 or mbmoss@psu.edu.

  • Daniel Falk

    Daniel Falk, professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish studies, will present "Excavating the Bible: What the Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal About Biblical Stories" at 12:30 p.m. on April 16 in Schlow Centre Region Library as part of the Research Unplugged lecture series.

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Last Updated May 27, 2015