From the Patriarchs to the Babylonian Destruction
A SHORT COURSE OF EIGHT LECTURES BY MASTER TEACHER AND WORLD-FAMOUS ARCHAEOLOGIST WILLIAM G. DEVER
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Each of these eight lectures by Professor William G. Dever was created specially for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review. Each is a gem. The lectures are illustrated with pictures, maps and plans from Professor Dever's personal photos as well as photos from leading archaeological photographers. This course is for the beginner as well as the seasoned reader of Biblical Archaeology Review and for everyone in between. It is understandable for those coming to the subject for the first time and newly insightful for the advanced student.
DVD • Running time: 6.5 hours
- An Orientation to Biblical Archaeology: History, Aims and Methods
- Patriarchs and Matriarchs: History or Fiction?
- Who Were the Early Israelites, and Where Did They Come From?
- The Rise of the Israelite State: the "United Monarchy"
- Religion and Cult: One God or Many?
- Everyday Life in Biblical Times
- Israel's Neighbors in the Light of Recent Archaeological Research
- The Assyrian and Babylonian Destructions: The End or the Beginning?
William G. Dever, distinguished professor of Near Eastern archaeology at Lycoming College, is professor emeritus of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona. Professor Dever is perhaps best-known as the excavator of Gezer, where he served as director from 1966 to 1971. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University and served for three years as the director of the William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. He is author of numerous books and hundreds of scholarly papers, including Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?