Ancient Israel Lecture at UCOI

Dr. Oded Lipschits, Professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University, will deliver a lecture titled “The Myth of the Empty Land and The Myth of the Mass Return – A New Look on the History of Judah under Babylonian and Persian Rule.” Dr. Lipschits’ research focuses on the history and administration of Judah and the Judeans under Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian rule. In addition, he has directed archaeological excavations at Ramat Rahel, and the Ellah Valley Regional Project and the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition.
This is the first of a series of annual lectures at the Oriental Institute focusing on the history and archaeology of ancient Israel in memory of Dr. David A. Kipper. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception in the museum galleries.
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Date and Time: 
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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