October
7

October 7

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. Ziony Zevit:

The Biblical Past Ain’t What It Used to Be

Archaeology takes us into a world we can barely conjure up, throwing the past into an entirely new light.

Dr. Zevit will lead us into the realities of our ancestors, the ancient Israelites, based not on the Bible but on the work of archaeologists.

Using an examination of Kuntillet Ajrud, a small, isolated archaeological site in the Sinai, he will provide a window into Israelite history and the religious beliefs of those who built and decorated the site.

Dr. Ziony Zevit is Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 7
 | 
10:00 am
 | 
Free
Free

A virtual series

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

Read The New Yorker article “In Search of King David’s Lost Empire”

Read Dr. Zevit’s bio 

Purchase Dr. Zevit’s book, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden

Visit the Biblical Archaeology Society

Biblical Archaeology Review

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.

Wednesday, October 7
 | 
10:00 am
Free
Free

Archaeology takes us into a world we can barely conjure up, throwing the past into an entirely new light.

Dr. Zevit will lead us into the realities of our ancestors, the ancient Israelites, based not on the Bible but on the work of archaeologists.

Using an examination of Kuntillet Ajrud, a small, isolated archaeological site in the Sinai, he will provide a window into Israelite history and the religious beliefs of those who built and decorated the site.

Dr. Ziony Zevit is Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

A virtual series

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

Read The New Yorker article “In Search of King David’s Lost Empire”

Read Dr. Zevit’s bio 

Purchase Dr. Zevit’s book, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden

Visit the Biblical Archaeology Society

Biblical Archaeology Review

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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