Unwinding: Molly Zahn tackles the changing text of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Can religious texts be changed by the scribe copying them down? Associate Professor of Religious Studies Molly Zahn’s new book Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism explores the evolution of religious texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Listen as she talks about her research, path to KU, how studying religious studies can help students prepare for a future beyond the classroom, and more on our September edition of Unwinding.

Unwinding is a podcast that tells the human stories driving the minds and talents of the University of Kansas. In each episode we sit down with KU researchers to chat about what they’re working on, why they’re passionate about it, why it matters, and what makes them tick as humans. The conversation explores the fascinations and motivations that produce new discoveries.

Unwinding is a production by KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the heart of KU. It’s home to more than 50 departments, programs and centers, offering more than 100 majors, minors and certificates. A collaborative and creative community, the College is committed to making the world better through inquiry and research.