Antiquity and the Modern World: Ancient Texts and Artifacts Meet Today’s Media and Technology
Run time: Approx. 3.6 hours
In Antiquity and the Modern World, the past is illuminated by the present as expert scholars explore the meaning of ancient texts and artifacts in today’s modern cultural context.
What does Biblical and Rabbinic literature tell us about current environmental crises? How has an ancient artifact brought about a firestorm of modern political and legal controversy? How is the latest technology helping us to preserve and interpret ancient texts? Get answers to these questions and more as you learn how antiquity can come to bear on modern society.
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Sandra Richter, Wheaton College
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Gloria London, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
- The James Ossuary: Getting the Facts Straight
James Tabor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Technology and Antiquity
Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California