Scholars for Peace in the Middle East present
The Underground Lecture Series*:
What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient Israel
II. Did GodHave a Wife: Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel
Speaker: William G. Dever, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology,
University of Arizona
Location: 717 Hamilton Hall**
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Professor Dever received his BA from Milligan College, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum –Hebrew Union College Excavations at Gezer from 1966-71, 1984 and 1990; Director of the dig at Khirbet el-Kôm and Jebel Qacaqir (West Bank) from 1967-71; Principal Investigator at Tell el-Hayyat excavations (Jordan) 1981-85, and Assistant Director, University of Arizona Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus, 1991, among other excavations. He was a professor of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona 1975-2002. His recent publications include:
- What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the Reality of Ancient Israel and
- Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come from?
*The next two Underground Lectures are:
- Aren Maeir, The Archaeology of the Philistines: Findings Relevant to Ancient Israel and the Development of Biblical Text, Monday, November 19, 7:00 pm, Barnard Hall 304
- Jodi Magness, Jerusalem in the Time of Herod, Monday, February 4, 6:00 pm, Location TBA
** The Hamilton Hall elevator is small and slow. Please come early to avoid having to wait.
Hamilton Hall is located on the Morningside campus at the southeast end of the College Walk, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.