Scholar-in-Residence Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, PhD

Tara Patek

When:
March 29, 2019 – March 31, 2019 all-day
2019-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
2019-04-01T00:00:00-05:00
Cost:
Free

Scholar-in-Residence
Proving the Existence of Biblical Characters
with Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, PhD

Friday | MAR. 29 | 6:15 PM
Shabbat
Saturday | MAR. 30 | 9:00 AM
Shabbat Torah Study
Sunday | MAR. 31 | 10:45 AM
Adult Ed

“Thanks to a unique research system, 53 individuals in the Hebrew Bible have been proven as genuine historical characters through material evidence of their existence. The system’s creator, Lawrence Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science at Purdue University, calls it “a way to develop historicity.”
It sounds like an unlikely project:
a professor in the Midwest verifying ancient names from the Mideast. Yet Mykytiuk’s training as a librarian and interest in the Bible help him do what he says on-the-scene archaeologists are too busy to do — pore through journals and books, scrutinize inscriptions discovered on digs, and attempt to match names in the historical record with names
in the Bible”
– The Times of Israel, August 2017
To learn more, visit timesofisrael.com/researcher-gives-seal-of-approval-to-53-biblical-characters-existence