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For those of you in, or planning to be in, the southern California area during November-December, there will be a series of evening lectures open to the public at the University of Judaism on “Excavating in Jerusalem and the Mountains Around Her”.
Tickets are $25 each, or $125 for all 7 lectures if you buy them before October 24th.
For those interested in the oldest known Biblical texts–the Ketef Hinnom silver scrolls–on Dec. 5th, Bruce Z
uckerman will discuss his cutting-edge photography that has allowed scholars to read additional words that resemble Exodus 20:6, Deuteronomy 5:10, 7:9, Daniel 9:4, & Nehemiah 1:5.
Shimon Gibson has conducted numerous excavations around Jerusalem over the past couple of decades, & is the co-editor of the 2003 edition of “Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land”–an excellent, up-to-date reference book on all the major excavations plus many general subjects related to Biblical archeology. He’s best known for his recent discovery of a cave that possibly belonged to John the Baptist. He’ll be appearing on Nov. 21st.
On Nov. 14th, Gabriel Barkay will be discussing the Temple Mount sieving operation, & will almost certainly elaborate on the -YEU bulla recently discovered there! Anybody who’s ever heard him lecture knows he’s a walking encyclopedia! It was his team that found the Ketef Hinnom scrolls back in 1979.
Other speakers will be Eric Cline (Jerusalem conflicts/wars), Beth Alpert Nakhai (Biblical women/families), Thomas Levy (Solomon’s mines), & Jonathan Reed (Jews, Christians, Pagans, Paul).
The Univ. of Judaism is located in Bel-Air just opposite the Skirball Museum on the other side of the 405 freeway (also very close to the Getty Museum).