Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus: Free lecture open to community

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus: Free lecture open to community

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Members of the community are welcome to learn about the key geographic sites associated with Jesus at an upcoming free lecture, “Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus.” Hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Departments of Geography and History, the event will be held in the John Deere Auditorium (Room 109) of the Curris Business Building on the UNI campus Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Jodi Magness

Map of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus

The slide-illustrated lecture will provide an overview of key locations associated with Jesus in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, the Lithostratos pavement and Arch of Ecce Homo, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It will also consider evidence for the historicity of the traditions associating Jesus with some of these sites.

Guest lecturer Jodi Magness is an archaeologist, orientalist and scholar of religion. She serves as the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests, which focus on Palestine in the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic periods, and Diaspora Judaism in the Roman world, include ancient pottery, ancient synagogues, Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Roman army in the East. She has participated in 20 different excavations across Israel and Greece.

The lecture and following reception is sponsored by the Dr. Jonathan J. Lu and Sayoko Lu Biblical Geography Endowment Fund, established for the enhancement of teaching and research of biblical geography.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Department of Geography by calling 319-273-2772 or email prior to the event.

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