Public Lectures on Archaeology at Columbia University
- Dana, in a comment to a blog post, writes
The Underground Lecture Series: What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient
At Columbia University.
New York - The Columbia University chapter of Scholars for Peace in the
Middle East and LionPAC will bring three of the world’s leading
archaeologists of ancient Israel to Columbia this year to lecture on
their findings regarding the Bible lands in antiquity.
On September 17, Barnard College Professsor, Alan F. Segal, Professor of
Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies, introduced
the series, speaking on: What Biblical Archaeology Tells Us About the
First Temple Period. He will also introduce the next three speakers.
This Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm in 717 Hamilton Hall, Professor
William Dever will address the topic: Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology
and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel.
William G. Dever is Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and
Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He has served as director of
the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology in Jerusalem, as
director of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in
Jerusalem. He spent thirty years conducting archaeological excavations
in the Near East. He directed the digs at Gezer, Shechem, Jebel Qa’aqir,
and Be’er Resisim, and is the author of 27 books and over 350 articles
on the archaeology of the Holy Land.
Professor Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University will speak November 19 on:
The Archaeology of the Philistines: Findings Relevant to Ancient Israel
and the Development of Biblical Text.
Professor Jodi Magness of Duke University will speak February 4 on:
Jerusalem in the Time of Herod.
Each talk will be open to the public and followed by an ample question
Jim West, ThD
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