Invitation to Jerusalem Seminar & Book Launch on “Faith and Cult in the First Temple Period”

A book launch and seminar discussion will be held next Thursday, July 9th, in Jerusalem. The event is free and open to the public. Here is the full text of the invitation:

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You are invited to a seminar on “Faith and Cult in the First Temple Period” for the launch of the book Solomon’s Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries by Yosef Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu 22 Tammuz 5775, July 9th 2015 at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Jabotinsky Street 23. Professor Amichai Mazar will lead the discussion with:

  • Professor Tallay Ornan, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Professor Shmuel Ahituv, Israel Prize in Biblical Research
  • Professor Israel Knohl, The Yehezkel Kaufman Chair of Bible Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Professor Yosef Garfinkel, The Yigal Yadin Chair of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the event will begin at 7:30 pm. The event will be held in Hebrew. Free entrance, no parking available at the Institute. * During the last three years new discoveries were revealed in the archaeological excavations of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley and in Motza near Jerusalem. These new data shed light on the architecture of temples in Judah. Every generation has tried to understand the description of Solomon’s Temple in the biblical text. The participants in the panel will discuss faith and cult in the first Temple Period.

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(Reminder: the event is in Hebrew.) All are invited!

Dr. Yosef Garfinkel, co-author of

Dr. Yosef Garfinkel, co-author of “Solomon’s Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries.” This new book by Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu will be presented with a free seminar featuring several leading scholars.


About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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