As the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the Holy Land (the area in and around modern-day Israel) is one of the most important regions in the world.
With a rich history stretching back over 3,000 years, this area is a sacred land for three major faiths and the setting for defining events in religious history, including
the life, ministry, and death of Jesus;
the construction and destruction of the First and Second Jewish Temples;
the composition of the Old and New Testaments, and parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls;
the dramatic siege of Masada; and
the journey of the prophet Muhammad to Jerusalem.
The majority of our knowledge about these and other captivating events comes from a wealth of written sources, including the Old and New Testaments, non-canonical works such as the Apocrypha, and works by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus.
But the Holy Land is also filled with physical evidence that attests to these events-evidence that has only been revealed during the last 200 years. With the information uncovered at various sites-from the rubble of an ancient citadel in the City of David to the contents of rock-cut tombs in the Kidron Valley to individual pieces of correspondence from caves in the Judaean Desert-archaeologists have shed intriguing new light on our understanding of the history of this area. In some cases, their findings have clarified what we already knew. In other cases, they’ve radically reshaped our views.
Now, comb through these and other remains for yourself with The Holy Land Revealed, an unforgettable experience that will add new dimensions to your understanding of the millennia-long narrative of this dynamic place. Delivered by archaeologist and award-winning Professor Jodi Magness of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has spent her career excavating at sites in and around Israel, these 36 lectures give you an insider’s look at how archaeology helps us relive and encounter firsthand life during this formative period of human civilization. And it’s a chance to get up close and personal with ruins, artifacts, murals, documents, and other long-buried objects that will take you deep beneath the pages of the Bible.
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