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Illustration of the City Hazor

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trowel v Text: Which Tells the Real Stories of the Fate of Hazor?

Elizabeth Bloch-Smith

Hazor was once the largest and most important city in biblical-era Israel. The Bible gave it the title: "the head of all those kingdoms". Today, Tel Hazor presents a unique opportunity to study physical remains in conjunction with biblical texts. Detailed publication of the well-excavated site allows a reconstruction from its Late Bronze Age settlement that ended in a 13th century B.C.E. conflagration through its Iron Age II destruction in 732 B.C.E. and abandonment.

In this illustrated presentation, variant biblical texts in Joshua, Judges, and Kings will be examined anew in light of the actual events documented by archaeological evidence at the site. Together, the physical remains and the various texts suggest a necessary reconstruction of Israelite traditions, both oral and written, of the conquest and settlement of the site.

Elizabeth Bloch-Smith is an archaeologist and scholar who teaches at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Location:  Haifa Grill | 3541 Carlin Springs Road Falls Church | Virginia 22041

Time: Luncheon 2 pm; Lecture 3 pm

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Luncheon and Lecture $32.00    Members Only / Lecture Only  $7.00
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Trowel v Text: Which Tells the Real Stories of the Fate of Hazor?
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