Hoglund to Discuss Archeological Work in Israel

Kenneth Hoglund, a Wake Forest religion professor who has conducted archeological fieldwork in Israel for the past ten years, will discuss his project at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology.

Hoglund will deliver a Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture entitled “The Excavations at Sepphoris: Recovering the Ambiguity of Religious Life in Greco-Roman Times.”

In his slide lecture, Hoglund will discuss how religious practices of the Jews, Christians and people of other faiths are revealed in the archeological record. He is co-director of the Sepphoris Regional Project.

Sepphoris, located four kilometers from Nazareth, was the political and economic capital of Galilee for most of the Roman period. It also was the site of a prominent academy for Jewish rabbis and the location of the codification of the Mishma–an authoritative collection of rabbinical applications of biblical law.

Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures are free monthly features of the museum’s adult programming. Participants are invited to bring their lunches; the museum provides beverage and dessert. The museum is located behind the tennis courts adjacent to radio station WFDD. For information, call 759-5282.

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