November
4

November 4

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About the series

Hot Topics in Biblical Archaeology

For centuries, archaeologists have raided ancient tombs, explored caves, unearthed watercourses, sifted through rubble, measured skulls, romanced stones and reconstructed pots from tiny shards in their quest to unlock the riddles of biblical times.

In this series, eight distinguished biblical archaeologists will discuss their detective work: the questions they ask; the finds they’ve uncovered; the technology they employ that adds science to spades and brushes; their interpretation of evidence; their struggle against fake news, both ancient and modern; and the tightrope they walk between belief in the Bible and evidence.

Dr. Carol Meyers

The Ancient Gender Gap:
The Bible, Archaeology and Israelite Women

Time and again, scholars have found stark differences between the images of women in standard texts and information from other sources, and ancient Israel is no exception when we glean our view of Israelite women from archaeology as well as the Bible.

Using both these sources, Dr. Meyers will provide a glimpse into women’s roles in both household economy and in household religion, offering some intriguing conclusions about women’s power.

Dr. Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religion at Duke University, specializing in biblical studies, archaeology, and gender in the biblical world. She has been a staff member or co-director of numerous archaeological field projects and has written hundreds of articles, reviews, and books. A frequent consultant for media productions, she recently served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Wednesday, November 4
 | 
10:00 am
 | 
Free
Free

A virtual series

This program is sponsored by The Streicker Family and Dr. Masha Mimran.

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

This event has taken place

Wednesday, November 4
 | 
10:00 am
Free
Free

Time and again, scholars have found stark differences between the images of women in standard texts and information from other sources, and ancient Israel is no exception when we glean our view of Israelite women from archaeology as well as the Bible.

Using both these sources, Dr. Meyers will provide a glimpse into women’s roles in both household economy and in household religion, offering some intriguing conclusions about women’s power.

Dr. Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religion at Duke University, specializing in biblical studies, archaeology, and gender in the biblical world. She has been a staff member or co-director of numerous archaeological field projects and has written hundreds of articles, reviews, and books. A frequent consultant for media productions, she recently served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature.

This event has taken place

A virtual series

This program is sponsored by The Streicker Family and Dr. Masha Mimran.

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

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