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18:00 - 20:00 22 November 2010
Reception and public lecture with the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
Wilkins Terrace Restaurant (pre-lecture reception) / Chadwick lecture theatre (lecture) |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Dr. Uzi Avner, Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
In addition to the biblical narrative, scholars suggest several theories as to the formation of ancient Israel. It is widely accepted that it was created during a long and complex process, involving several different ethnic groups from north, east and south, from Egypt and from Canaan itself. Each desert group tried to influence the others, mainly in the realm of spiritual culture. A close look into Iron Age Israel shows that the desert played an important role in the creation of Israelite culture. Tribes, social values, ethics and laws originated in the desert, and the Israelite religion contained many desert characteristics which can also be found in Egypt of the Late Kingdom. The desert and the life which grew up there played an important role in shaping the history of Israel for millennia.
The pre-lecture reception starts at 6:00pm in the Terrace Restaurant (Wilkins Building), and will be followed by the lecture at 6:45pm in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (Chadwick Building).
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