Oct. 26 U of A zoominar: Scroll & Spade – Where the Bible and Archaeology do & do not intersect.

(AJNews) – On Tuesday October 26 at 4 pm, as part of the University of Alberta’s Jewish Studies Week, a special zoominar lecture will be held entitled, “Scroll and Spade: Where the Bible and Archaeology Do – And Do Not – Intersect.”

In this lecture, Dr. Shawna Dolansky from Carleton University reviews some major finds that intersect either positively or negatively with biblical text.

After examining a variety of artifacts and sites and discussing the ways in which they impact – or are impacted by – our understanding of the biblical text, we find that while archaeology may not always “prove” the bible, with archaeology we can definitely improve our understanding of the history and religions of the people who produced it, asserts Dr. Dolansky.

Dr. Dolansky is currently the interim director of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, where she is also Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities. Her research in the fields of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern studies has ranged from thinking about magic in the ancient world, to goddesses in myth and iconography, and finally to questions of gender and historiography. She is the general editor of Hebrew Bible content on Bibleodyssey.org, and a frequent contributor to thetorah.com and Biblical Archaeology Review.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Jewish Studies Week continues on October 28 at 4 pm with a live zoominar featuring Dr. John-Paul Himka, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Alberta. Dr. Himka will be delivering this year’s Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust  Lecture. The topic of his address is Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust. Click here for more information. 

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