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Friday, October 1, 2004

The Archaeology Lecture Series is in loving memory of Amy Newman Korn. It is made possible by a grant from her parents, Miriam and Sheldon O. Newman.

The Golden Age of Solomon: Fact and Fancy

 Professor William G. Dever


 William G. Dever, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Arizona, prolific scholar, editor, excavator and explicator of Biblical Israel, has served as director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and as director of many digs, including those at Gezer, Shechem, and Be’er Resisim. He has received countless honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship. His publications, over 250 articles and 17 books, includeWhat Did the Biblical Writers Know, and When Did They Know It? (2001) and For Those Who Sleep in the Dust: Essays on the Bronze and Iron Ages of Ancient Palestine (2003).


“Thou Shalt Make No Graven Image”

 Metallurgy, Scarcity, and Image Prohibition in the Bronze and Iron Ages of Canaan

Dr. David Ilan


 Dr. David Ilan, a native of Los Angeles, has lived in Israel since 1976. He completed his BA and MA degrees at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Ilan has excavated at Tel Arad and Tel Megiddo. Following a three-year stint as lecturer at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Archaeology, he is now acting director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at the Jerusalem campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


In the Footsteps of the Roman Army in Judaea

 Professor Jodi Magness


 Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A popular speaker and prolific author, most recently of The Archaeology of Qumran and The Dead Sea Scrolls, Magness has participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece and is currently co-director of new excavations at the Roman fort at Yotvata, Israel.

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