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New Light on Lost Writings of Early Judaism and Christianity

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: 2 Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.    

Leader: Todd Russell Hanneken, Ph.D.

Tuition: $35 / 2 sessions

Register By: Oct. 11

Enrollment: 20 min. / 30 max.

Explore new technology that makes it possible to unearth hidden writings from ancient manuscripts in our libraries. What if we could read the lost writings of ancient Jews and Christians? What could we learn from the revelations and interpretations that were rejected by the Christians under the Roman Empire? In the past, new discoveries of early writings came from digging in caves and graves. This class will demonstrate the images that are allowing scholars and the general public to see beyond the visible. Participants will have opportunities to interact with the stunning digital copies of ancient artifacts that cast new light on lost forms of Judaism and Christianity.

About the Instructor: Todd Hanneken, Ph.D. is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at St. Mary's University. He is the director of the Jubilees Palimpsest Project, which is pioneering new technology for rediscovery of ancient artifacts.