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Distinguished Archaeologist Shares New Discoveries in Jerusalem with LCU

The Friends of the LCU Bible Department is hosting Israeli archaeologist, Dr. Gabriel Barkay, today at 7pm in the Baker Conference Center. Dr. Barkay’s lecture is titled “New Discoveries in Archaeology in Jerusalem." Admission is free.

Dr. Barkay moved from Hungary to Israel in 1950. After graduating from Hebrew University, where he studied archaeology, comparative religion, and geography, he received his Ph.D in archaeology from Tel Aviv University in 1985. Throughout his numerous digs, Dr. Barkay’s most impressive discoveries include the Silver Scrolls, the earliest recorded biblical verses that mention the name “YHWH,” a 2,700-year-old clay seal found within the ancient City of David, and the now-famous “Bethlehem Seal.”

“Dr. Gabi Barkay is a significant figure in the archaeology of Israel who spent much of his life in and around excavations in Jerusalem,” says Dr. Jesse Long, Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences, “Anyone interested in what archaeologists have uncovered about this holy city should not miss this lecture.”

The Friends of the LCU Bible Department is an organization of alumni and friends who support the Bible Department. This will be the third year for the organization to hold a lecture.

For more information on Dr. Barkay, visit his website