On Friday, January 26th, Eric Meyers, Professor Emeritus in Judaic Studies at Duke University, will present “Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present,” for the Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill. Professor Meyers directed archaeological digs in Israel and Italy for forty years and is perhaps best known for his 1981 discovery of the oldest Ark from ancient Israel which coincided with the film The Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, an editor on 20 others, and has published 370 scholarly papers.
He served on the active faculty of Duke University for nearly a half-century, served as Director of the Center for Judaic Studies for many of those years, and directed the graduate program in religion at Duke. Dr. Meyers received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, specializing in Bible, Jewish History and Archaeology.
Dr. Meyers’ talk begins at 11 a.m. at Expand Church [the meeting place of the non-denominational Shared Learning Association], 114 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill 27514. The talk is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Meyer Liberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.