Sun, Apr 23|
Cong. Beth Emek
SECRETS OF THE NEGEV
With Dr. Steve Rosen. In person and online.
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2023, 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM PDT
Cong. Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
About the Event
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The Negev is Israel’s southern desert, home to the stories of the rise of the monotheistic religions, the crucible of the Israelite identities, the myths of the Nabateans and Lawrence of Arabia, and the inspiration to David Ben-Gurion. But there is so much more! Archaeological finds in the Negev show over a million years of history. It includes campsites left by small bands of hunter-gatherers, base camps of tribal pastoralists, villages from the earliest periods of the use of metals, Israelite-period forts, Roman/Byzantine-Islamic cities and towns, and remains from recent times. It reflects human genius in its adaptation to the harsh desert environment.
Steve Rosen, professor emeritus in archaeology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will offer personal perspectives on his work after wandering the wilderness for more than the biblical span of 40 years.
Admission is free. Presented in person (at Congregation Beth Emek) & online (via Zoom). Doors open at 7:30. Questions? Contact Dan Goldman.
Sponsored by Congregation Beth Emek.