With physical geographer Dr. Harry Jol,
UW-Eau Claire Dept. of Geography & Anthropology
and religious historian Jennifer Bushnell
UW-Eau Claire Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies
Tuesdays, March 25 to April 15, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
UW-Eau Claire campus
Enhance your understanding of the Holy Land through informal classes that discuss the land and literature.
The Qumran Caves in Israel. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Qumran caves between 1946 and 1957.
Join the instructors as they guide you through the hard facts, background, and the mystery surrounding some of Biblical Archaeology’s most fascinating discoveries. This is one course you won’t want to miss!
Note: This course, Digging Through the Bible, coincides with an actual journey to Israel in June—hosted by the UW-EC Alumni Association and Higgins Travel—and is an excellent introduction to the places that travelers will be visiting in Israel. View Brochure.
Who should attend?
- Anyone with an interest in biblical studies, archaeology, geography, or history of the ancient Near East
- Individuals interested in participating in a dig or tour of the region
Dr. Harry Jol, Professor of Geography and Anthropology at UW-Eau Claire, is known widely for his use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) at archaeological sites worldwide. GPR allows geoarchaeologists to survey a site prior to excavation. Jol has worked on sites in Israel for the past 14 years. His work in the Cave of Letters, Qumran (the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered), a proposed site for Mt. Sinai, and in Nazareth has brought his research wide acclaim with reporting appearing in TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on The BBC, MSNBC, and NOVA.
Jennifer Bushnell, UW-Eau Claire lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies, has a master’s degree in church history and Scripture from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She is currently writing her Ph.D. dissertation through Vanderbilt University on religious historical development in the United States.
$149 per person.