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Cities of the Bible

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Cities of the Bible

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0820
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Inside the Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

From Athens to Jerusalem to Babylon, understanding the Bible means understanding the cities and cultures that produced it. The story of these centers—their history, their archaeology, their mysteries, and the inhabitants, and the people later excavated there—is also the story of the Bible itself.

Weaving together biblical archaeology, history, and personal experience, Robert Cargill, assistant professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, shares a host of surprising facts. For example, there is no archaeological evidence for the biblical Exodus or the existence of Jesus—and no literary evidence from the first century outside of the Bible that mentions Jesus.

Cargill leads a fascinating tour through Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Babylon, Athens, Alexandria, and Rome to reveal how their stories shed new light on the Bible.

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