Online Archaeology Weekday Seminar at St. Olaf College With Renowned Experts Streams Live in Early July


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2024)—The hybrid BAS Summer Seminar at St. Olaf returns July 8–12, with 18 lectures from two renowned archaeologists. Dr. Jennie Ebeling, University of Evansville, in Indiana, and Dr. Thomas Davis, Lipscomb University, in Nashville, will present Interconnections: The Biblical World of the Eastern Mediterranean, streaming live from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Across the millennia, the peoples of the Bible were frequently in contact with the broader Mediterranean world. They interacted with major powers like Egypt, Greece, and Rome. And trading centers like Cyprus and Phoenicia. War and conflict ensued, as did new forms of art, architecture, writing, and belief that dramatically influenced the world of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

With Dr. Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology at the University of Evansville in Indiana who co-directed the Jezreel Expedition with Norma Franklin 2012–2018, learn about the pharaohs, pirates, and merchants that shaped the history of ancient Israel and Judah.

Dr. Davis will reveal how Alexander the Great, Greek language and culture, and the later Roman Empire helped define Second Temple Judaism and ultimately allowed Christianity to spread to the west. With 40 years of experience as an archaeologist working extensively in Cyprus, the Near East, Egypt, Central Asia, and the U.S., Davis directs excavations at the early Christian site of Kourion (Cyprus) for the Lanier Center for Archaeology at Lipscomb.

These seminars provide a deep-dive exploration of the sites and discoveries that reveal the biblical writers’ dynamic, interconnected world. Register by July 5 for the live, online lectures.

The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS), is a 50-year-old nonprofit educational organization that bridges the gap between academia and the public in the archaeology of the Bible lands. It is the publisher of the popular magazine Biblical Archaeology Review, founded in 1975.

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