Thursday, April 29, 2021

Zoom lectures: Rabbinics & DSS; Huqoq Synagogue

ONLINE PUBLIC ZOOM LECTURES are now a thing. I think that's one positive consequence of the pandemic. I hope they continue in whatever becomes the new normal. I intend to keep better track of them. Here are two I know of at the moment. Both were posted by Jack Sasson on the Agade list:
zLECTURES: The Emergence of Rabbinic Culture From DSS perspective (May 5)

From Marcello Fidanzio

The Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche - Faculty of Theology of Lugano and the Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari re pleased to announce the lecture

Professor Vered Noam (Tel Aviv University):
The Emergence of Rabbinic Culture From the Perspective of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Date:‌ ‌5 May ‌2021‌
Time:‌ ‌5:30 ‌p.m. (CET)
Location:‌ ‌ZOOM
[Webinar ID: 875 4632 9592 Passcode: 123456]

zLECTURES: "... The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq" (May 6)

From Sheila Ford

The Anglo Israel Archaeological Society invite you to register for the following lecture on Thursday 6th May 2021 Thursday 6th May at 5.00pm (BST) - Prof Jodi Magness will be speaking about ‘More than just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq’ and the lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. This talk commences at 5.00pm (BST) with Zoom access available from 4.45pm (BST). Please write to before 3rd May to register your interest and the Zoom link will be sent to you approximately 48 hours prior to the lecture. See the attached poster for more information.

Since 2011 Prof Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee. This extraordinary site has brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman, 5th century CE synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics. They include both biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story discovered decorating an ancient synagogue. In this illustrated talk, Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the latest discoveries made in the last season. For more information, visit

Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the archaeology of ancient Palestine, including on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jerusalem, Masada and the Roman army in the East, ancient pottery, and ancient synagogues.

Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.