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Public Lectures on Archaeology at Columbia University

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    Dana, in a comment to a blog post, writes The Underground Lecture Series: What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient Israel At Columbia University. New York - The
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      Dana, in a comment to a blog post, writes

      The Underground Lecture Series: What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient
      Israel

      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
      period.


      --
      Jim West, ThD

      http://drjewest.googlepages.com/ -- Biblical Studies Resources
      http://drjimwest.wordpress.com -- Weblog
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