In a partner episode with journalist Gordon Govier, we hear from Dr. Jodi Magness about her work as an archeologist in the land of the Bible. They cover Jodi’s entry into the field of archeology and her research related to Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and synagogues. If you’re interested in seeing Jodi in-person, she will be speaking at Upper House on October 23, 6:30pm on “More than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee.” Register here (this event is in-person with no recording or streaming).

Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of many books, including The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, winner of the 2003 Biblical Archaeology Society’s Award for Best Popular Book in Archaeology, and out now in a new second edition. 

Gordon Govier hosts The Book and the Spade, is a biblical archaeology correspondent for Christianity Today, and the editor of ARTIFAX, the biblical archaeology newsmagazine.

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