William Jessup University Presents: The Search for Goliath
Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
The Search for Goliath presented by William Jessup University's Bible and Theology Department
When: Thursday, April 18th @ 7pm
Where: William Jessup University, Lecture Hall
Who: Aren Maeir, Ph.D. professor of Archaeology at Bar Ilan University, Israel and director of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project.
“The Search for Goliath”
Over the last decade and a half, Aren Maeir has been leading excavations at the site of Tell es-Safi, which is identified as Philistine Gath, hometown of the legendary biblical figure Goliath. In his lecture, Prof. Maeir will describe some of the fascinating biblical era finds that have been discovered including biblical-related cultic objects, inscriptions, dramatic evidence of the destruction of the city of Gath (mentioned in II Kings 12), as well as other gripping finds that enable us to paint a vivid picture of the Land of the Bible during the time of the Israelite and Judahite kings and prophets.
William Jessup University is a proud participant of the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath. The event is hosted by Dr. Cynthia Shafer-Elliott and the Bible and Theology Department.