Week Three :: July 6–12

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: What Archaeology Tells Us about Biblical Times

Christians and all peoples of the world are drawn to the Biblical sites in Israel, tracking the historical Jesus. These sites are not only vibrant centers of pilgrimage and faith, but monuments of archeological significance as well. Through their recent work in Israel, which they titled “The Search for the Real Jesus,” National Geographic, for example, has discovered a way to help us see that the scientific and the spiritual can and do coexist.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, July 08, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Kristin Romey

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    Kristin Romey is the archaeology editor and writer for National Geographic. Her work has focused extensively on the archaeology of the Near East...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 02:00pm

    John Dominic Crossan

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    John Dominic Crossan is an Irish-American biblical scholar with post-doctoral diplomas in exegesis from Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute and in archeology from Jerusalem’s École Biblique. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Carol Meyers

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    Dr. Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religion at Duke University. Teaching at Duke since 1977, she writes, teaches, lectures, and publishes widely in the areas of biblical studies, archaeology, and the study of women and gender in the biblical world.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Eric M. Meyers

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    Dr. Eric M. Meyers is an archaeologist who has directed digs in Israel and Italy for forty years, and is perhaps best known for his 1981 discovery of the oldest Ark from ancient Israel, which coincided with the film, The Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy