Event Title

Epistemological and Hermeneutical Approaches to Genesis and the Question of Origins

Location

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Start Date

16-2-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

16-2-2019 11:40 AM

Description

Randall W. Younker is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology and Director of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University. He is also Program Director of the PhD in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. He received his MA and PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona under William G. Dever. In addition, holds a degree in Religion and an MA in Biology. Randy has been a field archaeologist for the last 38 years in Israel, Cyprus, Sicily, and Jordan where he has directed and co-directed numerous archaeological projects. Currently, he is senior Project Director at Tell Jalul, the largest site in central Transjordan, for the Madaba Plains Project and Director of the San Miceli excavation in Sicily. He has served as a trustee on the board of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and on the board of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He has co-edited nine books and published or co-published over 75 scholarly and professional articles and reviews. Recently he was a contributor to the publication Archaeology and Old Testament Interpretation by Baylor University Press (2017) and co-edited and co-authored “Quod Vult Deus”: The Beginning of Christianity at San Miceli (Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University, 2018).

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Feb 16th, 11:00 AM Feb 16th, 11:40 AM

Epistemological and Hermeneutical Approaches to Genesis and the Question of Origins

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Randall W. Younker is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology and Director of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University. He is also Program Director of the PhD in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. He received his MA and PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona under William G. Dever. In addition, holds a degree in Religion and an MA in Biology. Randy has been a field archaeologist for the last 38 years in Israel, Cyprus, Sicily, and Jordan where he has directed and co-directed numerous archaeological projects. Currently, he is senior Project Director at Tell Jalul, the largest site in central Transjordan, for the Madaba Plains Project and Director of the San Miceli excavation in Sicily. He has served as a trustee on the board of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and on the board of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He has co-edited nine books and published or co-published over 75 scholarly and professional articles and reviews. Recently he was a contributor to the publication Archaeology and Old Testament Interpretation by Baylor University Press (2017) and co-edited and co-authored “Quod Vult Deus”: The Beginning of Christianity at San Miceli (Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University, 2018).