Independent Jewish Synagogue in Asheville, NC

Dead Sea Scrolls lecture with Raphael BarAdam Gross


January 2, 2024    
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Guest lecturer Raphael BarAdam Gross is visiting us in Asheville for the next month and joined us at shul last Shabbat and at our Hanukkah celebration.  He’s graciously offered to share with us in a three part series about the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Raphael is a Dead Sea Scroll Scholar and Archeologist.  He studied Biblical Archeology, Tanach and History at Bar Ilan University.  He also studied Art History at UCLA.  Raphael has been a guest lecturer at Princeton University and the Innovation Center TASE
The three part lectures can stand alone, so please come to one or all three.  Lectures will be held on Tuesdays 12/26, 1/2 and 1/9 at 4pm and will last approximately 1 hour (trying to avoid driving in the dark)
Dec. 26, 2023
Dead Sea Scrolls session I
Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

We’ll cover briefly the history, archeology, mystery and what conclusions we draw.  Followed by a discussion


Jan. 2, 2024
Dead Sea Scrolls session II
Who wrote the scrolls and why?
They called themselves Yachad
Messiah or end of times
Copper Scroll
Aprocryphal Scrolls
Esoteric Scrolls
Scroll Legacy
Jan. 9, 2024
Dead Sea Scrolls session III
Deep dive into a scroll
“The War Scroll” a prophetic document
“The battle of the sons of light and the sons of darkness”
Summary and relevance to our times