Friday, February 18, 2005

Congratulations to Peter Flint!

Many congratulations to Professor Peter Flint of Trinity Western University in Canada. He has been awarded a first-tier Canadian Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies with an associated grant of $1.4 million. This is a great honor to him and to the field of Qumran studies. Well done Peter!

Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar celebrates $1.4 million dollar grant with local community

Monday, January 24, 2005

Langley, B.C.— Deemed the greatest manuscript find of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls embody mystery, drama and intrigue that continue to pique public interest.

Now endearingly referred to as “Mr. Dead Sea Scrolls,” Dr. Peter Flint—world-renowned author, professor, and award-winning researcher—will give his inaugural lecture as the Canadian Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies at Trinity Western University on Thursday, February 3, 2005. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event is open to the public free of charge.


TWU now joins UBC and McMaster in representing Canada's three Chairs in the area of religious studies; however, TWU's is the first and only tier one appointment in the field. Tier one Research Chairs are granted $200,000 per year in research funds for seven years (tier two receive $100,000 for five)—and are reserved for professors acknowledged as international leaders in their field.


(From Trinity Western University News and Events via Bible and Interpretation News)