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Scroll and Spade: Where the Bible and Archaeology Do – And Do Not – Intersect
In this lecture, Dr. Shawna Dolansky from Carleton University reviews some major finds that intersect either positively or negatively with the biblical text. After examining a variety of artifacts and sites and discussing the ways in which they impact – or are impacted by – our understanding of the biblical text, we find that while archaeology may not always “prove” the bible, with archaeology we can definitely improve our understanding of the history and religions of the people who produced it.

Part of Jewish Studies Week Fall 2021


Oct 26, 2021 04:00 PM in Edmonton

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Dr. Shawna Dolansky
@Carleton University
Shawna Dolansky is currently the interim director of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, where she is also Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities. Her research in the fields of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern studies has ranged from thinking about magic in the ancient world, to goddesses in myth and iconography, and finally to questions of gender and historiography. She is the general editor of Hebrew Bible content on Bibleodyssey.org, and a frequent contributor to thetorah.com and Biblical Archaeology Review.