Lunch & Lecture from the Great Courses

Jodi Magness, Ph.D. Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Holy Land Revealed | October 2, 2021 | Noon
In this first lecture on the remains of the biblical City of David, comb through the fascinating remains of a scribe’s house located behind a city wall; grasp the development of biblical Hebrew script; and examine rare examples of this script in a clay sealing, a piece of pottery, and a victory stele.

The World of Biblical Israel Cynthia R. Chapman, Th.D. Professor, Oberlin College

Alexander the Great & His Successors
October 16, 2021 | Noon

Luke Timothy Johnson, Ph.D. Professor, Emory University

Moses, The Torah’s Central Hero
November 20, 2021 | Noon
The Infancy Gospels of James & Thomas | December 18, 2021 | Noon
The Protevangelium of James is an excellent example of how apocryphal Gospels sought to fill the gaps in the story of Jesus and is the source of many of the artistic conventions connected to the figures of Joseph and Mary. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas illustrates how, in some Christian circles, convictions concerning the divinity of Christ tended to obscure his full humanity.