ASOR has created a new, free membership category for archaeology enthusiasts—Friends of ASOR. As a Friend of ASOR, you will have access to some exclusive benefits:
- You will receive the monthly e-newsletter, The Ancient Near East Today, for FREE
- You will have access to the Friends of ASOR Resources Pages
- You can participate in ASOR's new quarterly webinar program—"The Archaeology of the Holy Lands" (all webinars will be co-moderated by Profs. Carol and Eric Meyers from Duke University and will feature internationally reknowned panelists)
Option 1: Sign up for all 5 webinars for $99.95 and save 33% (see details below). Become a Friend of ASOR for FREE.
Option 2: Sign up for the Oct. 13 webinar on Jerusalem for $29.95 (see details below). Become a Friend of ASOR for FREE.
Option 3: Become a Friend of ASOR for FREE.
FIRST LECTURE: Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon
Jerusalem was the capital of a large monarchic state, as described in the Hebrew Bible, in the tenth century BCE, right? Actually, not everyone accepts this. Experts interpret the archaeological data in conflicting ways. This webinar will explore the controversies swirling around the role of Jerusalem at the beginning of the monarchic era. It will consider the relationship of archaeological discoveries to the biblical narratives about the most famous biblical kings, David and Solomon. It will also take into account the nature of the Jebusite/Canaanite city that preceded Israelite rule. Each of the panelists will prepare and narrate an eight minute presentation and will participate in a concluding discussion involving questions from the audience. The moderators will introduce the subjects and participants and will guide the concluding discussion.
The panel of experts for this program include:
Jane Cahill West, City of David Archaeological Project
Israel Finkelstein, Department of Archaeological and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Tel Aviv University
Ronny Reich, Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa
Other four lectures include:
January 12, 2014: Hellenism: How it Changed the Biblical World
April 6, 2014: Israelite Origins: Who Were the Israelites and When Did they Arrive in the Holy Land?
July 13th, 2014: Qumran: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Do They Matter for Understanding Jesus?
October 12, 2014: Jerusalem: From Herod to Mohammed
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