From the dawn of civilization until today, one of humanity’s fundamental concerns has been the search for the divine. Delve into this fascinating lecture series by top Bible and archaeology scholars to learn about discoveries that are transforming our understanding of early religious belief and how views of the divine evolved across the millennia. Learn about the gruesome prehistoric burial practice of excarnation, how the ancient Israelites really viewed their God Yahweh, and the true origins of the transformative spiritual movement of antiquity known as Gnosticism.
- The Gőbeckli Tepe Temple and the Origins of Religion
Ben Witherington, III, Asbury Theological Seminary
- The Peculiar Disposal of the Dead at the Dawn of Civilization
Rami Arav, University of Nebraska, Omaha
- Did Anyone in Ancient Israel Really Believe in God?
Richard Hess, Denver Seminary
- How Gnostic Spirituality Revolutionized Ancient Religion
April D. DeConick, Rice University
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Run time: Approx. 3 hours