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Discussion: “Sepphoris: Past, Present and Future”

September 15, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


We celebrate the conclusion of the Duke excavations at Sepphoris, “the ornament of all Galilee.” Professors Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, and Benjamin Gordon will offer remarks on the importance of the excavation project. Prof. Chad Spigel will speak about the digitization of the dig archives. Sepphoris was an important Galilean site during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. It served as Herod Antipas’s capital of Galilee in the early 1st century C.E., and the Sanhedrin (the supreme Jewish authority) under the leadership of Rabbi Judah the Prince, who edited the Mishnah there, was located at Sepphoris for a time in the 3rd century C.E. For more information, visit here.


Sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies.


Rubenstein Library
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Duke University


September 15, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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