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Together we will look at a number of significant discoveries including the earliest non-biblical mention of the Davidic Dynasty, a seal belonging to the scribe of a famous prophet, and bovine art.

5 Archaeological Discoveries You Need to Know to Better Understand the Bible

Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

“Five Archaeological Discoveries You Need to Know to Better Understand the Bible” is a class led by Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs. Topics include:

  • When and where were Israelites first mentioned among other peoples?
  • Could Joshua have fought the battle of Jericho?
  • Did some Israelites think that God had a wife?

Archaeological evidence can address these questions and many more.

Together we will look at a number of significant discoveries including the earliest non-biblical mention of the Davidic Dynasty, a seal belonging to the scribe of a famous prophet, and bovine art.

The class will be held at Har Hashem, North Building, on December 8 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Cost is $10 for Har HaShem members and $15 for non-members.  Register at https://harhashem.wufoo.com/forms/mhswq51626okc/.

About Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

Dr, Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs is both an internationally recognized scholar of Ancient Judaism and a popular community Jewish educator, teaching both adults and children Hebrew, Jewish history, and a wide range of Jewish texts, including fascinating material that did not make into the biblical canon,such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. She has also taught at Durham University (UK), and Washington University in Saint Louis. Additionally, she is a local artist who has shown her work at area events and most recently at Congregation Bonai Shalom's Sisterhood Gift Shop.

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