New York University’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies will host “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Perspective,” Wed., May 30, 4-7 p.m. at NYU’s Silver Center (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place). The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8981 or email to RSVP. The event is co-sponsored with the University of Notre Dame.

The roundtable discussion will include four presentations:

  • Moshe Bernstein, Yeshiva University: “Rewriting the Bible: Two Views from Qumran”
  • James Vanderkim, University of Notre Dame: “Intramural Calendar Conflicts”
  • Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame: “Forgive Us Our Debts: The Lord’s Prayer in Light of Qumran”
  • Lawrence Schiffman, New York University: “Modifications of Biblical Law in the Temple Scroll”

The roundtable will be chaired by Notre Dame Professor John Meier.

Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

  • WHAT: Roundtable: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Perspective”
  • WHO: Moshe Bernstein, Yeshiva University; James Vanderkim, University of Notre Dame; Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame; Lawrence Schiffman, New York University; and John Meier, University of Notre Dame (chair)
  • WHEN & WHERE: Wed., May 30, 4-7 p.m., NYU’s Silver Center (100 Washington Sq. East at Washington Place) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

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