Searching for the Dead Sea Scrolls
with Dr. Randall Price
July 24, 2017
The Westin Riverfront Resort | Avon
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century. First discovered outside Jerusalem in the late 1940s, this ancient collection of texts includes the oldest known biblical manuscripts, dating back some 2,000 years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were originally discovered in 11 caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. For years, archaeologists and looters alike have searched for a 12th cave. Earlier this year, a team that included Dr. J. Randall Price, Ph.D., finally found what they were looking for: the 12th cave.
Price joins the Symposium this summer to talk about that exciting discovery and to share stories from his ten years of excavation on the Qumran Plateau. He will also talk about the history and politics of the region, what it means to be able to excavate an area which has been off limits for 61 years and new technology used for the digs.
Price is the founder and president of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. and is a distinguished research professor and executive director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University. He was Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau (site of the Dead Sea Scroll community) in Israel from 2002-2012 and now is co-director of Operation Scroll.
Note! There will be NOT be a reception at this event. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation starts at 7 p.m.