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. Browse these links to learn more about his work:
Read The New Yorker article In Search of King David’s Lost Empire | Read Dr. Zevit’s bio | Visit the Biblical Archaeology Society | Purchase Dr. Zevit’s book, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden
The Hot Topics in Biblical Archeology Series
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. This webinar is sponsored by Dr. Masha Mimran and the Streicker Family. 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.