Apr 6

Dead Sea Scrolls, New Light on the Bible

Thursday at

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium


Michael Wise

Join us for a new way to understand the Scriptures in light of the archeological artifact discoveries of the Dead Sea Scrolls. An expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, author of Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation, and Scholar-in-Residence at Northwestern College, Michael Wise Ph.D., seeks to shine new light on the bible using the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dr. Wise frequently lectures on the Scrolls from coast to coast. Dr. Wise and his work have been profiled in Time magazine; Vanity Fair; National Geographic; the New York Times; Chicago Tribune and the Times of London, and on the old MacNeil/Lehrer News Hours, the BBC, A&E’s “Mysteries of the Bible,” and in many other media in the United States and abroad. His The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered (1992) was an international bestseller, translated into seven foreign languages (German, Italian, Danish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Dutch). Another work intended for general audiences, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation, appeared in 1996 and has likewise been translated into numerous foreign languages.

“We are excited to have Dr. Michael Wise on the campus of Friends University for two different talks – both open to the members of the Friends University community as well as guests from the greater Wichita community and beyond,” said Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Friends University campus pastor and dean of campus ministries. “Dr. Wise is an internationally recognized expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and will share how his focused study on these ancient texts has served to shape the larger understanding of the Biblical narrative – and what that means for believers everywhere.”

Dr. Wise is ordained as a minister in the Evangelical Free Church and regularly teaches adult Sunday School classes. He recently completed a second Ph.D., in the field of Classics (ancient Greek and Latin literature) at the University of Minnesota.

Free and open to the public. Reception immediately following.