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BASONOVA is a non-sectarian society open to anyone who has an interest in biblical-era archaeology or the history of ancient times. AFTER COVID WE WILL RESUME OUR IN-PERSON LUNCH EVENTS AT A VARIETY OF LOCAL ETHNIC RESTAURANTS WHERE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK BREAD WITH INTERESTING PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AT OUR GROUP TABLES PRIOR TO HEARING OUR PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS.

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Benefits of BASONOVA Membership:

Access to monthly lectures for $35 annually/family instead of $7 per lecture/individual.

Members can share the lecture link with family members.

Access to archive links to view lectures you have missed.

Recommended lectures with similar groups during weeks when we do not offer one.

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LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. BE SAFE!

~Susan

Board Member

Upcoming events (2)

From Sanctuary to Synagogue

Online event

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SPEAKER: Robert Stieglitz, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University

This illustrated lecture details the origins of the synagogue and its decorative arts. This religious institution and its practice has roots that can be traced back to the Biblical traditions of the "sanctuary"(miškan), also known as the Tabernacle, and the subsequent permanent "house" (bayit), or temple (miqdaš) built for the God of Israel.

Special attention will be given to the artistic motifs unearthed in the ancient synagogues unearthed in Israel, structures primarily datable to the Byzantine period (4th-7th centuries C.E.). The synagogues and their art can be seen as the culmination of a longprocess of development, whose roots are traceable to the Hellenistic era (3rd-1st centuries B.C.E.).

The Politics of Genealogies in Second Temple Times

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SPEAKER: Deirdre N. Fulton, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Baylor University

Genealogies are a prominent feature in biblical literature, particularly in the Torah as well as sacred literature from the postexilic period, namely the books of Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. This interest in including genealogies within the biblical texts serves many different purposes, including creating identity, making explicit family connections, enhancing one’s own pedigree, and asserting specific claims to a territory, position or a group of people.

This lecture surveys biblical genealogies, specifically royal and non-royal genealogies in Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The presenter will discuss the setting and structure of specific genealogies and place them within the broader Ancient Near Eastern cultural framework.

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The House of the Sun-Disc

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