The UCSD Judaic Studies Program presents:

Jewish and Christian Origins as Revealed by the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Risa Levitt Kohn, Professor of of Hebrew Bible and Judaism
San Diego State University

Description: The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revolutionized our understanding of the beginnings of the Jewish and Christian faiths and the indebtedness of these groups to earlier Israelite traditions found in the Bible. Explore the treasure trove of information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls about the rituals, practices, and theology at the root of the Judeo-Christian world.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
5:00 pm
Faculty Club
UC San Diego
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Risa Levitt Kohn Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn is a professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University where she also serves as Chair of the Religious Studies department, the Classics & Humanities department and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. Hers was the first Doctorate awarded from UC, San Diego in Ancient History and Hebrew Bible. Past president of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Pacific Coast Region, she has also served as Chair of its Committee for the Status of Women in the Profession. Dr. Levitt Kohn's work includes A New Heart and a New Soul: Ezekiel, The Exile and the Torah (Sheffield Academic Press) and A Portable God, the Origin of Judaism and Christianity, co–authored with Dr. Rebecca Moore (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). She lectures extensively on subjects including the world of the Hebrew Bible, Jewish and Christian Origins, and Judaism. The SBL honored her with a national Regional Scholar Award. Levitt Kohn works closely with the Israel Antiquities Authority and has served as curator for Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibitions at the San Diego Natural History Museum (2007), The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (2008), the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada (2009) and the travelling exhibition “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” which has appeared in New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Boston and Salt Lake City and is currently showing at the California Science Center in Los Angeles through September 2015.