Apr 18 Public Lecture: Jodi Magness (UNC- Chapel Hill)


Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


William James Hall 105, 33 Kirkland Street

Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, UNC - Chapel Hill

presents a lecture:

"Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee"

Monday, April 18, 4:00pm, William James 105

Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.  The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson.  In this slide-illustrated lecture, Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in the summer 2015 season.