The Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins originated in 1975 to support the publication of the first complete edition of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Two volumes were published in 1983 and 1985 and contain translations of many "Scriptures" not canonized as the "Old Testament." These documents were judged ancient (and not later), since copies of some of them were recovered from the Qumran Caves which preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls.

After the publication of this corpus, the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project was launched in 1985 to make available critical texts, translations, and introductions of all the scrolls that are not simply a copy of the Bible. This massive Project which brings together over 60 Jewish and Christian scholars is approximately 85% completed. Finalizing this Project and presenting a one-volume English edition of all the Dead Sea Scrolls is the focal point of the Foundation.

The Foundation is exceptional for the success it has enjoyed with international symposia featuring luminaries who are Jews and Christians (and some who feel comfortable with either category). These symposia have been held in Jerusalem, Princeton, St. Petersburg (Russia), Prague, and Boca Raton, Florida.

ELITE, UNIQUE TOURS "If you have not visited the Holy Land with Dr. Charlesworth, you have not lived, learned and loved it as possible only on his unique tours." (Compliment from past Charlesworth tour participant) Click this link to see what other 2012 Charlesworth tour participants said.

CONFERENCES PRESENTED WITH EASILY UNDERSTOOD AND EXCITING NEWS BY WORLD-RENOWNED SPEAKERS FOR NON-ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AUDIENCES

The book of Isaiah and its reception exceptionally shaped Jewish thought from the eighth century BCE to the end of the first century CE. Studying the origin, editing, and reception of the book of Isaiah reveal an astounding continuity from before the Babylonian Exile to the Roman defeat of Bar Kokhba. The key word is "exceptionally." Was Isaiah exceptionally important for Qumran, the Baptizer, Jesus, and John? This unique conference is... Click for details...


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"JESUS AND HIS LAND" - ELITE TOUR 2012
"Thanks for the experience of a lifetime. A truly life changing experience." R and L B.
"Fantastic trip! We will be talking about it in heaven!" A and C M.
"Thank you for all the hard work, great opportunities and a trip of a lifetime. Blessings." Rev. C and L
"Jim (Charlesworth). You opened a new world to us! We love you (and Lea)." Jan C.
"Thank you for the trip of a life time and for a giant step in our faith journey." M and MJ Z.
"Thank you for taking us to Cave XI (in Qumran). We enjoyed running up to the cave." D and L W.
"I expected a great trip, but nothing could have prepared me for how wonderful it was." M A M.
"Dear Jim. The trip was truly transformational. I will never read the Bible the same way. Also..., I now plan to read all the BAR's I have been subscribing to for all these years. Best wishes." AM.
"JIM: J and I were blown away with your knowledge, and we have not stopped talking about the experiences. Thank you again for a once in a life experience. We also loved Lea." J and J C.
"JESUS AND HIS LAND"
ELITE TOUR 2012

Charlesworth Elite Tour 2012 - 1770 Map of Israel showing division among Twelve Tribes with 2012 GPS overlay of complete tour itinerary taken.

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Dr. Charlesworth leading Elite Tour group to top of Horvath Omrit ruins

Dr. Charlesworth leading Elite Tour group to top of Mt. Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem

Dr. Charlesworth leading Elite Tour group at Qumran, with the Dead Sea Scrolls famous Cave Number 4 in thew center background

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James H. Charlesworth, Ph.D.
FJCO President and Chairman

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Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project
George L. Collord Professor of
New Testament Language and Literature
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How the Foundation Delivers its Contributions to Scholarship, Education and Theology

The research and publications sponsored by the FJCO utilize all methodologies (anthropology, sociology, psychology, philology, numismatics, high-definition imaging and theology) and all dimensions of archaeology.

The Foundation is an internationally recognized source of clarity and explanation of the world of Second Temple Judaism and the Palestinian Jesus Movement. The Foundation shares with all interested parties a better grasp of Early Judaism and the Jewish context of Jesus from Nazareth.

Together through the Foundation's work and programs, Jews and Christians join to better comprehend the thoughts of Early Judaism and Jesus' life and message. In addition to discovery and education for the historical record, we contend that open-minded research and knowledge are important for a world being destroyed physically and morally and for humans losing humane values.

All contributions are tax deductible in accordance with your tax advisor's instructions, as the Foundation is IRS approved as a 501(c)3 exempt organization.

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