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3rd Annual Archaeology Lecture at Emmaus Bible College

On October 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the David A. Glock Auditorium, Emmaus Bible College will sponsor the 3rd annual Archaeology Lecture Series. The event is FREE. No tickets are required. This year’s guest will be Dr. Daniel M. Master, Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. His lecture is entitled “On Being Philistine”.

The Philistines lived on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea during the Iron Age. We have almost none of their writings, and they would have been lost to history but for the writings of their enemies, the Israelites. In the Bible, the Philistines were the arch-enemies during the days of Samson, Saul and David, and, according to the Israelites, they embodied everything one should avoid. Over the last thirty years, a team of archaeologists has been at the Philistine city of Ashkelon to uncover the Philistine side of the story. This lecture will discuss what it meant to be a Philistine in the Iron Age and today.

Daniel M. Master is Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College, Associated Researcher at the Harvard Semitic Museum, and Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. His main research is conducted in his role as Co-Director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon where he has been excavating since 1992. His other projects include: the expedition which discovered deep water Phoenician shipwrecks in the Eastern Mediterranean, an exhibit on the Chalcolithic period at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, and a publication of excavations at the site of Tell Dothan.