St. Olaf Summer Vacation Seminar
Stories, Scrolls and Archaeology
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The BAS Summer Vacation Seminar at St. Olaf is back by popular demand! This year, the tranquil campus of St. Olaf College will welcome two exciting scholars giving 18 dynamic lectures to our numerous enthusiastic participants. Dr. Peter Flint of Trinity Western University and Dr. Ziony Zevit of the American Jewish University will present what promises to be our most unique program yet. Plus, participants will have the opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls during their last North American exhibit escorted by Dr. Peter Flint, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Scrolls.
Join us this summer for an incomparable learning opportunity!
If you are unable to fill out this registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
* Price based on double occupancy. Second person from the same family pays only $855 if sharing the same room and if registration is completed before June 11.
View the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World
The watershed exhibit The Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World may be the last time the Dead Sea Scrolls appear in North America. Hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota, this exhibit is just a 45-minute drive from St. Olaf. Dr. Peter Flint, one of the world’s authorities on the Dead Sea Scrolls, will personally escort the BAS program participants to this historic exhibit. He will bring the Biblical world to life as he guides you through one of the most important exhibits to come to North America in the last century. This may be your last chance to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in North America, and it is your only chance to see them with BAS and Dr. Peter Flint. Don’t miss it!
Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World program fee: $45.00
During the weeklong seminar, eminent Biblical scholar Dr. Ziony Zevit will examine the role of short stories in the Bible, demonstrating how they help us understand the broader historical context of the Biblical world. Dr. Peter Flint, one of the world’s leading experts in Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship, will illuminate the context and meaning of the Scrolls, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
Lectures by Dr. Ziony Zevit
Short Stories and Narratives in the Bible: How they Work and What they Tell Us
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Lectures by Dr. Peter Flint
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Adventures, Meanings and Context
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Join us as we host this exciting seminar in the beautiful and restorative setting of St. Olaf College. This campus boasts award-winning architecture nestled in a 350-acre woodland. Just 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, St. Olaf is set on a hilltop overlooking historic Northfield, Minnesota, a charming, two-college town with a welcoming community.
Northfield offers the best of two worlds: The quiet charm of a rural community and the convenience and excitement of the nearby Twin Cities. A thriving and innovative community, Northfield is known for its historic downtown district along the scenic Cannon River. Accommodations at the college are comfortable, dormitory-style, air-conditioned rooms with two beds per room. Participants are also welcome to use other campus facilities.
Optional On-Your-Own Field Trips
Thursday on the Square
On some Thursday evenings in the summer, you will find many folks gathered at Northfield’s Bridge Square, the heart of the city, for concerts and variety shows. Most stores stay open later, so you can shop in a comfortable, unhurried atmosphere.
The Northfield Historical Society Museum
408 Division Street
Mon.-Sat., 10-5; Sun., 1-4
This historical museum is home to Northfield’s famous 1876 Jesse James bank raid site. The museum is unchanged and appears as it did that fateful September 9 when the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob it. In the museum’s Ted Scott Room, there are rotating exhibits on Northfield’s history, the surrounding area and the state. The museum store maintains an old-fashioned dry goods store atmosphere and offers souvenirs and books of local and regional interest. For more information, visit the Northfield Historical Society’s Web site: www.northfieldhistory.org.
The Outlaw Trail Tour
Retrace the route the James-Younger Gang took as they rode through the Northfield area in 1876. The Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a self-guided tour brochure, available upon request from the Northfield Chamber of Commerce. Through the Chamber you can also reserve tour guide service for large groups. Just call them toll free: 1-800-658-2548 or visit their Web site at www.northfieldchamber.com.
Cost: The cost for lectures, room and board, banquet is $925 per person, based on double occupancy, if registration is received by June 11. If registration is received after June 11, cost is $1025. For a second person from the same family sharing the same room, cost is $855; after June 11, cost is $925. A limited number of singles are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional charge of $90. BAS will assign roommates as needed if possible.
The cost for lectures only (and farewell banquet) is $730 if registration is received by June 11. If registration is received after June 11, cost is $780. For a second person from the same family or organization, cost is $680; after June 11, cost is $730. Reservation deposit of $200 per person is due with reservation; final payment due by June 11. Reservation deposit of $200 per person is due with reservation; final payment due by June 11.
Cancellation: Refund of deposits, less $100 per person for administrative costs, will be made if a reservation is cancelled up to two weeks prior to the start of the seminar. If cancellation is received less than two weeks before start of seminar, an administrative fee of $100 plus any additional costs incurred will be passed on to the participant.
St. Olaf Summer Seminar Fee Includes: Entrance to all lectures, films and discussion groups planned and staffed by BAS; accommodations for six nights in a college dormitory for participants staying on campus; all meals in college cafeteria for participants staying at the college; Vacation Seminar folder containing course outlines, bibliographies and schedule; gratuities; and ten Continuing Education Units (CEU).
If you have any questions, please contact the Travel/Study department:
Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1700
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
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