Biblical Archaeology Forum

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2013-2014 SEASON

Now in its third decade, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) presents a series of scholarly lectures on the latest archaeological research findings and related fields such as history and texts of ancient times. Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are $5 Residents of Revitz House, Ring House and students; $8 BASONOVA & JCCGW members; and $10 for the general public. For more information, please contact Click here to join BAF.

Roots of Israelite Monotheism: Evidence from Archaeology & Texts

Sunday, May 18 | B’nai Israel Congregation
Co-Sponsored by B’nai Israel Congregation, BASONOVA, BAF and Foundation for Jewish Studies (FJS)
Mark Smith | NYU • Elizabeth Bloch-Smith | NYU, JTS
This lecture will take place at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD

MayMark Smith, a renowned biblical scholar, joins Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, a field archaeologist & author, to explore the origins of monotheism as practiced in ancient Israel. They will examine material evidence and analyze critical texts to support their explosive theory that Israelite monotheism actually came from ______ (sorry, but you will have to attend the lecture to find out).This lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Israel (6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD), down the street from the JCCGW.