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How Ancient Israel Began: A New Archaeological Perspective

November 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Over the last hundred years or so, a number of theories have been proposed to explain the origins of ancient Israel. All these have been informed to some degree by the biblical text and all have considered the role of New Kingdom Egypt and the collapse of empires throughout the Near East circa 1200-1100 BCE. The lecture will present a radical new proposal: that Egypt itself instigated “Israelite” settlement.

Lecture by David Illan
Sponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Funding provided by the
Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
Pre-registration is required

Email: cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or call (310)-267-5327



November 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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