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on Bead Sea Scrolls
■ The slide-illustrated
presentation offered a brief
history and interpretation
of the ancient documents.
By Karl Anderson
The discovery of the Dead Sea
Scrolls is helping historians deci
pher the pre-Christian religion
and culture of ancient Hebrews,
said a professor of Hebrew and
Judaic Studies during a presenta
i tion last week.
A full house crowded the
Morrill Hall Auditorium Thursday
to hear professor Lawrence H.
Schiffman of New York University
deliver a slide-illustrated lecture
on the famous Dead Sea Scrolls.
In addition to offering a some
what condensed history of the
Dead Sea Scrolls, Schiffman also
talked about publication and inter
pretation of the scrolls.
According to Schiffman, the
modern historv of the Dead Sea
Scrolls began in 1947 on the
shores of the Dead Sea near the
town of Jericho in what today is
A Bedoan shepherd, upon
entering a mountain cave, discov
ered seven scrolls housed within
clay jars, Schiffman said.
Many additional discoveries
followed the finding of the origi
nal seven scrolls in what has
become known as cave number
one. Approximately 20,000 scroll
fragments were found in 11 differ
ent caves. These fragments were
pieced together to form about 800
By 1954, Hebrew University in
Jerusalem had acquired the origi
nal seven scrolls as part of its col
lection, Schiffman said. At this
time, a publications team was
established to begin translating
the scrolls. Soon, the story of the
Dead Sea Scrolls began to emerge.
Schiffman said the area where
the scrolls were found was at one
time part of a large communal
establishment called Qumran,
which was inhabited between 135
B.C. and 68 A.D.
Qumran was built during the
eighth century and served as a
fortress to protect the area from
invasions from across the Dead
Qumran was a vast establish
ment, Schiffman said. An aque
duct was found that supplied
water, and ritual baths were found,
as was a scriptorium, a pantry and
a large cemetery that contained
mostly graves of women and chil
Eventually, the fortress
became a communal order, with
its residents probably living in
caves or tents. It is with the
Qumran Sect that Dead Sea
Scrolls are identified.
Scholars broke scrolls down
into three different groups:
Biblical texts, Jewish texts and
texts written by the Qumran peo
ple that embodied their own
beliefs. Most of the scrolls were
written in text similar to today’s
Assyrian Hebrew text.
Schiffman told audience mem
bers that a few of the most impor
tant texts deciphered by scholars
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mviuuw uit vjicai idaiaii ouun,
which contains readings that help
describe the Hebrew people; a
group of scrolls containing beau
tiful poems and verses, called the
Thanksgiving Hymns; and the
4QMMT Scroll, which helped
form the foundation of the
Schiffman said it was impor
tant to remember that the Dead
Sea Scrolls are pre-Christian man
uscripts and therefore do not men
tion Jesus within their text.
Although the scrolls allude to
coming Christian1 ideas,
Christians never borrowed from
them directly, he said.
Although a lot of work has
been done translating the scrolls
and trying to unravel their myster
ies, Schiffman cautioned that
much time and hard work still was
Norman Krivosha, who, along
with his wife, Helene, has given
his name to the lecture series, said
he was extremely pleased with the
“Dr. Schiffman is a distin
Man threatened in traffic
Police cited a Lincoln man for
T wielding a knife during an apparent
case of “road rage” Monday.
Two drivers, Eric Douglas and
Eric Allen, both of Lincoln, were dri
ving eastbound on Adams Street
between 48**1 and 56^* streets when
the incident happened, Lincoln Police
Sgt. Ann Heermann said.
When Douglas, 36, tried to merge
into the left-hand lane at 49th Street
where the right lane ends, Allen, 20,
sped up. Douglas accelerated and cut
in front of Allen.
Both were stopped by the stop
light at 56th Street, Allen in the left
turn lane and Douglas in the through
Allen rolled down his window,
pointed a knife and told Douglas
“I’m going to slash you,” police said.
Douglas followed Allen to his
house in the 3300 block of North 57th
Street and called police.
Allen was cited for disturbing the
peace and a butterfly knife was recov
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I Service helps to outfit clients
By Kelli Lacey
It was a Tuesday morning, and
UNL senior Carrie Vincent was
running late. She went to her closet
and sighed in disappointment - she
couldn’t think of a thing to wear.
Until The Closet Shop stepped
Built on many people’s lack of
wardrobe savvy, The Closet Shop
and its owner, Stephanie Barth,
make mountains out of clients’
Barth, a fashion consultant, digs
through clients’ closets, using their
existing wardrobe to create 30 or
more outfits. She then determines
what additional items - usually no
more than seven - should be bought
to round out the wardrobe.
The Closet Shop focuses on
saving clients’ money while teach
ing them how to dress with an
The multitude of outfits created
relies on interchangeable pieces
and allows clients to create a
dynamic personal style, Barth said.
“I teach them how to dress
according to who they are and so
that they feel good,” Barth said.
“Oftentimes, they find that right in
For clients, the first step to a
wardrobe by The Closet Shop
requires seeing a small demonstra
tion Barth organizes.
Clients then make appointments
for Barth to come to their homes
and rifle through their closets.
She creates good and bad piles.
Every piece of clothing will fit into
one of these categories. Barth sug
gests donating clothes in the bad
pile to charity.
When it’s determined what new
items are needed, Barth heads to
local clothing stores and puts
clothes'on Hdld.' Customers" discusi
beforehand how much money is
available for new clothes.
Finally, the customer meets
Barth at stores to try on the items.
The whole process takes about a
week, and Barth charges $120.
Barth said she wants to help
people spend money on the right
clothes, not clothes they won’t ever
“So many women don’t know
why they buy the things they do,”
With Vincent’s closet, Barth cre
ated several different styles using
the same clothes. Vincent had dif
ferent clothing needs for all her
activities: class, student teaching at
elementary schools, interviews and
going out on the weekends. Barth
accommodated all activities.
“She showed me how versatile
the clothes could be,” Vincent said.
While most of her customers are
women, Barth has gone through a
few men’s closets, too. She said she
knew it might be hard to reach men.
“Nevertheless, everybody wears
clothes, and everybody wants to
save money,” Barth said.
The best part of the job, she said,
is a customer’s realization of how
many outfits were created.
“It’s the feeling I get when I
know that I have saved people
money,” she said. “It’s like watch
ing them unfold.”
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6-9 APRIL 1998
Gerald Virenor is the most prolific Native American
writer of the twentieth century. He is a professor of
Native American literature at the University of
C alifornia, Berkeley, and the author of more than
twenty hooks on Native histories, literature, and
critical studies, including Fugitive Poses: Native
American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence,
published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Monday. April A
Vi7rnor offers a pmvoranvr
perspective on current pnliriral
and mlniral debates ahoiir Narivr
Tuesday, April 7
INTERIM AGE SIMULATIONS
OF NATIVE AMERICANS
Native Americans have been
captured countless times in
photographs and paintings, as
well as other media. What is the
effect of such images on our
conceptions of Native peoples and
Native Americans' views of
Wednesday, April 8
FIGURATIVE CREATURES IN
NATIVE AMERICAN FICTION
Misunderstandings of Native
conceptions of natures dynamic
relationships have contributed to
a nostalgic and romanticized view
of Native Americans. Vizenor
shatters this illusion by shedding
light on the range of significance
of animals and nature in Native
literature and culture.
Thursday. April 9
NA R R ATI VFS OF ARSFNCF
AND PRFSFNCF i('
How ipiirh do traditional and
modern narratives about and hy
Nattvr Americans express the
presence and distinctiveness of
A rerrptwn in. the (brat Plains Art
Collection will fallow the last lecture.
A selection of works hy (braid
Vizenor, including Fugitive Poses:
Native American Indian Scenes of
Absence and Presence, will he
available for purchase.
All lectures are free and open to
the public, and held at 7:30 pm in
the Great Plains Art Collection,
215 Love library on the City
Campus of the University of
Sponsored by the University of
Nebraska Press, the Departments of
Anthropology and Athletics, the
Center for Great Plains Studies, the
College of Arts and Sciences, and
the Native American Studies
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