Dr. Weston Fields, the Executive Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, describes what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, how they were discovered and saved, why they are important to so many people, and why some fragments are only now becoming known.
also discusses the work of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation
and other organizations to preserve the scrolls and disseminate their content for scholarly study and public display and education.
Dr. Fields received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993 where he studied Dead Sea Scroll texts and wrote his dissertation on the recurring motifs of the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative.
Since 1991, he has served as the Executive Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, which has supported the publication of the scrolls by Oxford University Press in forty volumes.
has lectured on the Scrolls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and helps coordinate the work of scholars around the world engaged in publishing the Scrolls and related research and publication.
is author of four books, co-editor of two, and is presently working on three more.
wife, Diane, divide their time between Jerusalem, Israel; Cape Town, South Africa; and Kodiak, Alaska, where, during the summers, he
runs a family business, fishing commercially for salmon.
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