Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 N. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
In this slide-illustrated lecture, we survey the history and archaeology of Jerusalem in the Late Second Temple period (late first century B.C.E. – first century C.E.), ending with the city’s destruction by the Romans in 70 C.E. We focus especially on the reign of Herod the Great, and his reconstruction of the Second Temple and Temple Mount.
Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism since 2002. She is an archaeologist and the President of the Archaeological Institute of America. Professor Magness specializes in the archaeology of ancient Palestine (modern Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories) in the Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic periods. Her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada, the Roman army in the East, and ancient pottery.
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