Sunday, 12 December 2010

World Exclusive! The Secret Diary of a First Century HR Officer.

In a dramatic scoop, HR Case Studies can exclusively reveal that previously ignored fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls contain the diary entries of Malachi Barnabas, a 1st Century HR Officer working in the Bethlehem area of Israel.

The 972 documents discovered between 1946 and 1956 in and around the ruins of the ancient settlement of Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea were previously thought to have been written by the Essenes, or perhaps by another Jewish sectarian group.

But part of a scroll discovered in Cave 5 (normally referred to as the Apocryphon of Joshua) has only recently been fully translated by a team of scholars at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

Far from being concerned just with the religious life of the Qumran community, this scroll has been found to contain an account written by a local official responsible for day to day administration of people related issues. A careful reading of the recently translated text gives a fascinating insight into the life of a 1st Century HR Officer working in the Middle East at a period of immense cultural and historical significance.

Keep tuned into HR Case Studies for further updates.

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