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National Geographic’s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Season 3 premieres March 5, 2019

national-geographic-the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freemanTraveling 75,000 miles to over 30 cities, actor Morgan Freeman leads season 3 of National Geographic’s The Story of God to explore “the different ways that spirituality and transformation have established a connection with the divine, and how our search for God’s presence has informed our shared history, culture, beliefs, and even individual behavior.” The show premieres on March 5, 2019 at 9 PM on the National Geographic Channel.

Watch a trailer for season 3 of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman:

Sarah Yeomans, the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Director of Educational Programs, is a featured expert in the premiere episode, titled “Search for the Devil.” You can catch her on Tuesday, March 5, at 9:00 PM on the National Geographic Channel. An archaeologist specializing in science and religion during the Roman Imperial period, Sarah will be discussing the ancient city of Pergamon and the dynamic between early Christians and the Roman authorities as recounted in the Book of Revelation. Pergamon is home to the Great Altar—what may be “Satan’s Throne” described by the prophet John of Patmos in Revelation 2:12–13.

sarah-yeomansSarah Yeomans is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Southern California and serves as adjunct faculty at both St. Mary’s College of Maryland and West Virginia University. A native Californian, Sarah holds a M.A. in archaeology from the University of Sheffield, England, and a M.A. in art history from the University of Southern California. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Italy, Turkey, France, and England and has worked on several television and film productions, including Fox’s The Nativity: Facts, Fiction and Faith. She is a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California and is the recipient of a Research Fellowship from the American Research Institute of Turkey (ARIT) as well as a Mayers Fellowship at the Huntington Library and Museum in Los Angeles. Her current research involves ancient Roman medical technology and cult, as well as the impact of epidemics on Roman society. She is generally happiest when covered in dirt, roaming archaeological sites somewhere in the Mediterranean region.


Read Adela Yarbro Collins’s BAR article “Satan’s Throne: Revelations from Revelation” for free in the BAS Library >>


 

Related articles by Sarah Yeomans in Bible History Daily:

Ancient Pergamon: City of Science…and Satan?

Medicine in the Ancient World

The Antonine Plague and the Spread of Christianity

Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome


 


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