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Lecture: “Ancient Judaism Online: Exploring a 3D Model of the Ancient Beth Alpha Synagogue” with Dr. Brad Erickson
February 10, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we step into the ancient world and explore a 3D model of the Late Roman synagogue of Beth Alpha. Participants will have the option of creating an avatar to join in the virtual synagogue or they can watch the talk through Zoom. [Avatar set-up is very quick and attendees will do this once the talk begins.] During the conversation, Dr. Erickson will describe how digital tools are changing the study of ancient Judaism; give a tour of the Beth Alpha synagogue; and analyze the personifications of the seasons, zodiac, and the sun god Helios that all appear in the synagogue. This will be an interactive talk, and while not required, participants are encouraged to explore the 3D model and ask questions. Pre-registration is required, please sign up on Eventbrite. Event details.
Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.