Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lecture: Gender and Ideology in Early Iron Age Israel

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Invite you to join us for the next lecture of our
Archaeological Lecture Series

on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Nisan 28, 5769
כח ניסן תשס״ט

at the

Jewish Community Center
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD, 20852

General Admission: $13

Members of JCC or ASOR, or for Benefactors of the Archaeology Lecture Series: $8

Topic: Gender and Ideology in Early Iron Age Israel

הנושא: מגדר ואידיאולוגיה בישראל של תקופת הברזל המוקדמת

Speaker: Prof. Robert Miller, Catholic University of America

המרצה: פרופ. רוברט מילר, האוניברסיטה הקתולית של אמריקה

Archaeology of Israel often pays little attention to ideology -- those relatively few, but highly complex and ambiguity-ridden concepts around which society revolves and the emotional and intellectual energy of its members is largely spent. Yet archaeology studies material remains where culture and social life most obviously intersect. What can the archaeology of earliest Israel really tell us, for example about the roles of women in society? How "patriarchal" were they? What can the archaeology say about Israelite perceptions of heroism, of the land and natural environment around them, and even about "popular religion" in the years before Saul and David?

Dr. Robert Miller holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. He has participated in several archaeological excavations and surveys in Israel and served as Program Coordinator of the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Dr. Miller is the author of several books and many articles on biblical archaeology and on the Hebrew Bible. >From 2000 to 2003, he was a Trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He is currently an Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Catholic University of America in Washington.

For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or dsokobin@jccgw.org


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