Lecture: Archaeologist Elizabeth Bloch-Smith and Old Testament Scholar Mark Smith on David and Messiah (Canceled)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture


At the speakers' request, this event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the fall. 

Elizabeth Bloch-Smith and Mark S. Smith, Princeton Theological Seminary, will discuss the "different Davids" (child-hero, gangster on the run, brilliant monarch, aged king) presented in the Hebrew Bible and surmised from the archaeological remains. Then, they will look at David imagined further as prophet, singer and harbinger of the Messiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the New Testament and Jewish tradition. Bloch-Smith, an archaeologist, is field director at Tell Keisan, Israel. Smith is Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis, specializing in Israelite religion and the Hebrew Bible.

Their presentation is sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture as part of its Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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