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Series Focuses on Biblical Archaeology

Date: Sept. 27, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

"Biblical Archaeology: Between the Bible and Archaeology" is the theme of the 2002 Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Lecture Series in Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Leading archaeologists and Biblical scholars will discuss the relationship between archaeological excavation, history and the Hebrew Bible.

The series convenes in Room 201, Braunstein Hall on the UC main campus on three Tuesdays in October at 8 p.m. Speakers and dates are:

Oct. 1 - ANN KILLEBREW, assistant professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "Digging Armageddon: Recent Excavations at Biblical Megiddo."

Oct. 15 - ZIONY ZEVIT, professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages at the University of Judaism will explore "High Places, Low Places, Temples, and Caves: Where did Ancient Israelites Pray?"

Eric Meyers Oct. 29 - ERIC M. MEYERS, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University, concludes the series by assessing "The Future of Biblical Archaeology." Meyers is a leading archaeologist of Roman-period Judaism, having excavated synagogues throughout the Upper Galilee as well as the city of Sepphoris. He is editor of the The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East and co-author of the Anchor Bible commentaries on Haggai and Zechariah. In this slide lecture Meyers will discuss the history of Biblical Archaeology and current debates regarding its future.

The Lichter Lectures in Judaic Studies is made possible by the Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. This year's series is co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Admission is free. For further information, call the UC Department of Judaic Studies, (513) 556-2297 or contact the department.

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