Is the Old Testament a Historical Text?


Dates: Two Mondays, Feb. 6 and 13
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $25
Enrollment: 12 min./30 max.
Register By: Jan. 30

Participants will look closely at particular sections of the Old Testament—from Genesis through Chronicles—in an effort to determine if they provide historical information. In order to answer the historical question, we will consider the origins of the texts, genre, external sources, and archaeological evidence.

Chad Spigel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, where he teaches courses in Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and Archaeology.
He earned his B.A. from Brandeis University (1997) and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient Jewish History from Duke University (2008). He has worked on several
archaeological excavations and from 2011-2014 he was an Area Supervisor for the excavations of the ancient village of Huqoq (Israel). In addition to teaching and
digging, Chad is the author of several scholarly publications.