Recent Discoveries of Ancient Manuscripts - Illustrated Lecture
- Dates: November 5, 2019
- Times: 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Host: Sponsored by Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies
Venue: Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch
111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Category: Lecture/Education
- Price Per Person: Free
The Rev. Dr. Lynne Alcott Kogel, Visiting Scholar of U of MI's Dept. of Middle East Studies is also an avid photographer and historian. She will take us on a pictorial journey starting at Mount Sinai where the Codex Sinaiticus was "discovered" at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in 1884...then up the Nile toward Oxyrhychus where 3rd century papyrus Gospels and letters of Paul were found amid rubbish in 1897...then further up the Nile to Hag Hammadi where farmers uncovered ancient papyrus manuscripts of the Gospel of Thomas in 1945...and finally to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally found by shepherds in 1947. What impact have these discoveries made on our understanding of the Bible and the development of Christian creeds?
Sponsored by the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies (mcecs.org) .