To celebrate 75 years since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, join us for this special talk which will examine the history of these ancient manuscripts and their relevance for the Christian faith today.

Join us on Monday 7th February, 7.30 - 9pm, as we commemorate 75 years since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Considered to be one of the greatest archaeological finds in history, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the source of much public attention and media speculation. First discovered by Bedouin shepherds in caves at the ancient site of Qumran, the scrolls are shrouded in mystery and continue to generate sensationalist stories and rival claims to ownership. This special talk, delivered by Alex Rowe, PhD candidate at Durham University, will examine the long and complex history of the scrolls, questioning who wrote them, how they ended up hidden in caves in the Judaean desert and, most importantly, what their significance is for the Christian faith today. There will be an opportunity at the end of the talk for audience questions. 

This talk will be held online via Zoom. If you'd like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you'll receive a link to the recording. 

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About Alex Rowe

Alex Rowe is a PhD candidate at Durham University and is currently researching New Testament gospels. He completed an undergraduate degree, also at Durham, in Theology before going on to complete his MPhil at Oxford which focused on the literature and history of Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman world. Alex has previously been involved with Adult Learning at St Albans Cathedral after having taught a 5-week course exploring the Gospel of John. We are delighted to welcome him back for this special talk. 

Clergy and Reader Training Grants:

Starting in January 2022, we are very pleased to be able to offer clergy and Readers in the diocese of St Albans complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups.

To sign up for this event, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.