Phoenician’s Cultural Influence in the Levant/Israel Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 8 pm via Zoom Carolina Lopez-Ruiz As the Levant recovered from the Late-Bronze-Age systems-collapse, the Phoenician population centers offered the fragmented Levantines an inspiring continuity with the lustrous urban world that had once been exemplified by the Canaanites at Ugarit. Tyre, the greatest city […]
This presentation will feature new and neglected archival evidence at the heart of this quest and situate the decipherment within broader nineteenth-century disputes about language, historical evidence, biblical truth, and the value of classical learning.
In the first six centuries CE, Galilee was a vibrant center for the religious and demographic growth of Judaism. It thus provides a prime laboratory for studying the architectural development of the early synagogue
The landscape of the Roman Eastern Empire included extreme conditions in barren, marginal zones such as the region of the Negev located in modern-day southern Israel.
Famine and Festival in Ancient Egypt Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 8 pm Eastern via Zoom Ellen Morris, Barnard College, Columbia University Two events in pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egypt radically transformed the status quo: revolution and mass mortality. When these two distinct events co-occurred, they often destabilized a rigid social hierarchy. Such moments – at […]
Digging Homer: The Mycenaean Palace at Iklaina & Birth of Greek Epic Poetry Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 8 pm Eastern via Zoom Michael Cosmopoulos, University of Missouri-St. Louis For thousands of years Homer’s Iliad has remained the classic tale of love, honor, and war. Exciting archaeological discoveries in the past 150 years have unearthed […]
What Were the Words of God? Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm Eastern – Hybrid Presentation Donald Kane, BAF and BASONOVA Moses wrote down everything the Lord had said (Exodus 24:4) Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth” (Jeremiah 1:9) Does the Hebrew Bible […]