Texts and Contexts: Shedding New Light on Ancient Texts and Historical Questions
The world of Biblical scholarship is never static. Research into the ancient cultures from which the Biblical texts arose is continually shedding light on how to interpret and understand these ancient writings, events and peoples.
In Texts and Contexts, familiar texts and historical questions take on new meaning as eminent scholars explore the latest in literary interpretation.
- Exploring David’s Strange Antics After Defeating Goliath
James Hoffmeier, Trinity International University
- The Historical Problem of the Essenes
Steve Mason, York University,Toronto
- Should the Gospel of John Be Used in Jesus Research?
James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Oral Texts and Rhetorical Contexts
Ben Witherington III, Asbury Theological Seminary
- Early Christian Counter-Forgeries
Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
New Answers to Old Questions: What Archaeology Tells Us
As the science of archaeology and land survey techniques continues to evolve, new evidence allows scholars to take a fresh look at ancient texts and reinterpret them in a new light.
In this fascinating lecture series New Answers to Old Questions, some of the field’s top scholars examine the latest archaeological research and survey results and discuss what they tell us about the Biblical world.
- Whence Came the Israelites?
Anson Rainey, Tel Aviv University
- Fleshing Out the Bible at Philistine Gath
Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University
- What We Have and Have Not Learned About Jesus of Galilee
Sean Freyne, Trinity College, Dublin
- Jesus and the Exorcists: What We Learn from Archaeology
Craig Evans, Acadia University
- In the Footsteps of Paul in Asia Minor: Are There Still Roman Roads Left to Follow?
Mark Wilson, Asia Minor Research Center
Antiquity and the Modern World: Ancient Texts and Artifacts Meet Today’s Media and Technology
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.
- The Israelites and the Environment: An Ancient Code Speaks to a Current Crisis
Sandra Richter, Wheaton College
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Talmud Talks Trash
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