2014-05-15 ISCAST-CASE (Sydney) Lecture

Lecture Title: "Modern developments in archaeology and the Bible record”

Date: Thursday 15th May 2014 at 7.30 pm.

Speaker: Dr Karin Sowada, BArch, PhD

Cost: Donation of $15 ($5 for pensioners and students) towards expenses of meetings would be much appreciated.


Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW.

Abstract: Points of disconnection between the archaeological record and the Biblical narrative continue to fuel heated debate, particularly around sections of the Old Testament. This lecture surveys some current flashpoints and new evidence, underscoring the limitations of archaeological data in resolving issues of theology and Biblical history.

Dr Karin Sowada

Biosketch: Dr Karin Sowada is CEO of Anglican Deaconess Ministries and teaches archaeology and the Bible at Mary Andrews College. She holds degrees in archaeology from the University of Sydney and has spent more than two decades working as a field archaeologist on excavations in Egypt, Israel, Australia and Jordan. Karin was Assistant Curator of the Nicholson Museum at Sydney University for nine years until 2005, and is extensively published in the academic literature on Egyptian pottery, mummies and Bronze Age economic systems. She holds an honorary appointment in the Dept of Ancient History at Macquarie University and appears often on ABC Radio and elsewhere in the popular press.


Other information: There will be some light refreshments after the lecture.

Parking is available on nearby suburban streets or in NIDA car park

RSVPs to (Em.Prof) Peter Barry [email:] would be appreciated, but are not mandatory. For further information also contact Peter.

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