Baylor Department of Religion Welcomes Expert on Dead Sea Scrolls

January 18, 2011

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"What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible" will be the topic of a lecture by Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather professor and chair of classics and religious studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Miller Chapel at the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave. on the Baylor campus.

The event, hosted by the Baylor department of religion, is free and open to the public.

Crawford received her bachelor's degree in 1981 from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and her doctoral degree in 1988 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Her areas of expertise include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism.

She is a member of the international publication team for the Dead Sea Scrolls and is responsible for editing 14 manuscripts from the Qumran collection. She has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2001 and is a general editor for the Oxford Hebrew Bible Project, which will result in an eclectic critical edition of every book of the Hebrew Bible. She is the volume editor for the Book of Deuteronomy.

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by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805