Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Catholic Church

Next weekend I'll be in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, at the Church of the Incarnation giving a set of five talks on the Dead Sea Scrolls and their relevance to the Catholic Faith.  We'll learn about the Scrolls and use them as a lens to examine the Jewish and Biblical roots of Catholic teaching and practice.  Here's the schedule:
Friday, October 12, 7pm-9pm:
1. An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls
2. John the Baptist and Baptism
Saturday October 13, 9am-12pm
3. The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
4. Marriage, Celibacy, and Holy Orders
5. The Reformation and "Salvation by Faith Alone"
Hope you can make it if you're in the greater Albuquerque area!


Bob MacDonald said...

Have you seen any evidence of the te-amim in the scrolls?

Frank O'Keeffe said...

Will this conference be audio recorded and made available through Catholic Productions?

Frank O'Keeffe said...

I'd especially be interested in talk number 5...

John Bergsma said...


No, I have not. None of the photographs I've studied show any signs of cantillation marks, even primitive ones.


John Bergsma said...

Frank: most of what I will say in #5 is already on my older 3-hour CD set on the Scrolls.-John

Emma F. Martinez said...

I think that the Dead Sea Scrolls are included in the Nag Hammadi accumulated library over the ages. But the Catholic Church traditionally labels them as heresy.