Bernice and Morton Lerner
Professor of Religion &
Archaeology, Duke University
February 4, 2013 - noon
“The Holy Land and Biblical Archeology: Yesterday and Today”
Eric M. Meyers, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Religion and Archaeology, Duke University
The past and the present tend to be intricately linked in archaeological excavations in the Holy Land. Prof. Meyers will explore the connections between ideology, politics, and archaeology in Israel, focusing on the impact of archaeological, literary, and artistic depictions of the Holy Land, and on the American and British imagination of the peoples and regions. He will also discuss the evolution of “biblical archeology” and the Israeli sociopolitical narratives that accompanied certain digs, as well as the Bible and the modern quest for the Temple Mount.
The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series is made possible by Sally and Ralph Duchin and The University of Arizona Hillel Foundation
Location: Vista Room, UA Hillel Foundation 1245 E. 2nd St. (Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.)
Suggested parking: 2nd St. Garage at Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.