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Eric Meyers on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Via ASOR on FB (click to enlarge so all the details are visible) :

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Posted by on 19 Aug 2013 in Archaeology

 

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Our Colloquium With Eric and Carol Meyers

Feb 11-17 on the Biblical Studies list we are discussing with Carol and Eric Meyers their recently published volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media.  You’ve still time to join us if you’d like.

 
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Posted by on 11 Feb 2013 in Archaeology, Bible

 

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Colloquium Reminder: Archaeology, the Bible, Politics, and the Media- With Eric and Carol Meyers

MEYARCHAEWe invite you to join us Feb 11-17 to discuss Carol and Eric Meyers’ recently published volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media. It’s an important topic- especially now when pseudo-archaeology and bogus claims appear nearly every week either in the news or on the television. Do, join us.

 
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Posted by on 1 Feb 2013 in Modern Culture

 

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Another Colloquium to Add to the List

I’ve already announced that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. Our discussion will take place November 1-10.

And that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And as well that Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

Well, now we’re adding another to the list so the upcoming months should really be amazing in terms of our opportunities to discuss new publications with their authors:  February 11-17 Carol and Eric Meyers will be with us on the Biblical Studies List discussing their volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics, and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23-24, 2009.

These discussions are aimed at giving us the chance to ask questions and receive answers of leading scholars in the fields of biblical studies and archaeology.  Join us.  But be sure to read the book first!

 
 

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Colloquia Reminder

Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. Our discussion will take place November 1-10.

I’m also pleased to announce that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled forDecember 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

We are thrilled to have them all as our guests.

 
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Posted by on 23 Oct 2012 in Modern Culture

 

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Colloquia Reminder

For new readers, and forgetful old ones-

I’m happy to announce that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. It’s available in paperback from Amazon for $28. A bargain.  Our discussion will take place November 1-10 and if you would like to take part, – Get the book, and read it. Then, when the time comes, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Magness and other leading scholars on the contents.

I’m also pleased to announce that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

We are thrilled to have them all as our guests.

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Posted by on 12 Oct 2012 in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Books

 

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Colloquium Announcement

I am exceedingly pleased to announce that, following our colloquia with Jodi Magness and Avraham Faust, Eric Meyers of Duke University will be our guest on the biblical studies list to discuss his new volume, ‘Alexander to Constantine‘.

Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book.  Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes that impacted world history during the Greco-Roman period.

Professor Meyers will be joining us January 13-20, 2013.  This will surely give those interested in taking part opportunity to get a copy of the book and fully digest it.

We’re very, very grateful to Eric, and Jodi, and Avi, for coming along with us in our journey of intellectual exploration together.  If you’d like to take part in any of the discussions coming up, just join the discussion group.

 
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Posted by on 27 Sep 2012 in Archaeology, Books

 

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Q&A With Goodacre and Meyers

With thanks to Eric for emailing the link-  I especially liked these snippets

EM: I was on the advisory panel of experts assessing the integrity of the claims, the appropriateness of the report and the panel decided that National Geographic should drop it like a hot potato, and they did…. I was the one who blew the whistle on the [James ossuary]…. It was a looted artifact—we didn’t know where it came from.

And this

TC: Tabor, one of the project’s primary researchers, is a professor at UNC-Charlotte. Do you feel any intercollegiate competition?

MG: As far as I’m concerned, the fact that he’s at UNC has nothing to do with how I view his scholarship. I entirely respect him and his scholarship—it’s just I think he’s wrong about this.

EM: I’ve known [Tabor] for years. When he heard I was not too keen on his interpretation, he drove up from Charlotte. We spent four hours together. He presented the data to me. I still rejected it, [and] I took him out to lunch. We have a cordial relationship, if you can believe it.

It’s a great interview with much more.

 
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Posted by on 12 Apr 2012 in Archaeology

 

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One Final Note: Eric and Carol Meyers on the ‘Duke Office Hours’

My question was addressed by the Meyers’ on Duke Office Hours at the 17 minute mark, here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBeGR5SKEWA&feature=youtu.be&t=17m3s

 
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Posted by on 2 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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Eric and Carol Meyers Answer Your Questions

Well that was fast. The video of the Duke Office Hours featuring Eric and Carol is already up!

Or, you can watch it on Youtube!

 
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Posted by on 1 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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If You Missed Eric and Carol Meyers on Duke’s Office Hours

If you missed the Duke Office Hours with Carol and Eric Meyers, it will be available soon:

http://ondemand.duke.edu/

Look for it there. When it’s posted I’ll try to remember to send along the direct link.

 
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Posted by on 1 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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Tomorrow is the Big Day! The Meyers’ Webcast on Archaeology

You still have time to send along your questions.

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.  To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Details here.  I sure hope Simcha watches and asks ‘yes, how can I become more than a dilettante?’

 
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Posted by on 31 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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My Question for Eric and Carol Meyers

Remember-

In a live webcast Thursday [Sept. 1] at noon, professors Carol and Eric Meyers will respond to viewer questions about the charged combination of biblical archeology, politics and media.

And

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.

To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Tune in!

Here’s my question-

Hi Professors,

I’m wondering why you think it is that the sort of pseudo-archaeology made popular on shows on the Discovery Channel seems to capture the public’s attention to the extent that false information eclipses accurate and responsible scholarship.

Thanks very much.

Jim

 
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Posted by on 28 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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An Opportunity You Don’t Want to Let Slip Past: Carol and Eric Meyers Answer Your Questions

This is fantastic-

In a live webcast Thursday [Sept. 1] at noon, professors Carol and Eric Meyers will respond to viewer questions about the charged combination of biblical archeology, politics and media.

And

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.

To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Tune in!

 
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Posted by on 25 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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