Biblical Archaeology

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Biblical Archaeology

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Unearth the fascinating material culture of the Holy Land.

A palimpsest of unique proportions, the Holy Land traces its history back across the many hands through which it passed: Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim alike. By excavating the region’s rich grounds, archaeologists allow us to glimpse an array of ancient civilizations. As you peel back the layers of the Holy Land, you will gain a greater appreciation for its shifting history: the one-time City of David, the site of Jesus’ Galilean ministry, later the home of the emperor Constantine, and today the land shared by each Abrahamic faith.

In Biblical Archaeology, taught by leading archaeology expert Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe, you will unearth the remains of over twenty centuries of civilizations. Fr. Hoppe begins by introducing you to the enterprise of biblical archaeology. Under his expert guidance, you will then learn about the histories and cultures of our ancestors in faith from the Iron Age up through the arrival of the Muslims in Jerusalem. As you explore the material culture of one of the world’s most storied regions, including such famous treasures as the Dome of the Rock and the Dead Sea Scrolls, you will gain new insights into scripture, history, and three major world religions.

You will conclude with a discussion of biblical archaeology’s unresolved issues, challenges from modern-day political debates, and future prospects. Discover the legacy in stone still standing amidst the dust of civilizations.

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  • Digging up the Past: The Archaeology in the Birthplace of Judaism and Christianity
  • The Mysterious 13th Century: The Case for Local Climate Change
  • From the City of David to the Holy City: Jerusalem before Christ
  • The Great Cities of the Holy Land: The Urban Phenomenon
  • Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Herod the Builder: A Legacy in Stone
  • Jesus the Galilean: The Lakeside Ministry of Jesus
  • The Holy Land and the Romans: Two Disastrous Revolts
  • Synagogues: Nourishing the Religious Life of Believers
  • Churches: Christians Emerge from the Shadows
  • A New Faith Comes to the Holy Land: The Arrival of the Muslims
  • The Future of Archaeology in the Holy Land: Challenges and Prospects
About Your Presenter

Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Ph.D., is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of several books and many articles on Old Testament interpretation and biblical archaeology, including Isaiah (New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament), There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible (Abingdon Press), The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the Old Testament (Michael Glazier Books), and The Synagogues and Churches of Ancient Palestine (Liturgical Press).

Fr. Hoppe received a Ph.D. in Religion from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served as the President of the Catholic Biblical Association (2015–2016) and is the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and an associate editor of The Bible Today. He is a member of the Assumption Province, Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and is a Roman Catholic priest.

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