Education and research are connected in such a way that part of the specifically Groningen research profile is integrated in the curricula of Theology and Religious Studies. Students of Theology and Religious Studies are thus familiarized with Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls studies at an early stage of their studies.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are highly important for understanding ancient Judaism in general. They are a bridge between the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament. The Dead Sea Scrolls date to the formative period of Judaism and Christianity. In addition to biblical manuscripts, many non-biblical manuscripts were found. Jews outside of the Qumran community also read these texts. The Dead Sea Scrolls thus throw new light on Jewish culture at large in antiquity.
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