Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
Room 402, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Professor Jodi Magness’ excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Prof. Magness describes exciting discoveries made up through the summer 2014 season. 

Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. In January 2014, she was elected First Vice-President of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
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This is the 19th Annual Silvers Visiting Scholar Program in the Jewish Studies Program, sponsored by David, C'71,and Patricia, CW'72, Silvers. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the University of Pennsylvania Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Classical Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and Religious Studies. 

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