Community Breakfast: "Digging Where Jezebel Lived"
10/29/2013, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites you to a Community Breakfast with Doug Knight and DIV/GDR Students, "Digging Where Jezebel Lived" featuring Professor Douglas A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Arts and Science and Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion Students.
*Please RSVP to (615) 936-8453 or register online at http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/news/breakfasts.php by October 22, 2013.
Digging Where Jezebel Lived
Six students from Vanderbilt's Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion participated this past summer in an archaeological excavation at Jezreel, Israel. The site famously connected in the Bible with the evil king Ahab and his scheming wife Jezebel, Jezreel has for years lain unattended by archaeologists despite its political and economic role in biblical times and its location in one of the most picturesque and strategic valley regions of Israel. Our students will report on their experiences with the team that reopened the site this past summer in an effort to discover more about the history and culture of ancient Israel.