Jerusalem and Rome Special Speaker Series

Jerusalem and Rome Special Speaker SeriesThis special two-part speaker series brings together top scholars from different fields to dive deeper into some of the themes of the Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE, an exhibition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem now on display at Museum of the Bible. The event focuses on the forces unleashed during and after the Great Jewish Revolt and explores how the revolt influenced early Judaism and Christianity.

In the first session on March 25, Dr. Eric Meyers will describe the events of the Great Revolt from the Jewish perspective. He will present the dramatic events leading up to outbreak of the revolt as well as the controversial figure of Josephus and how his writings on the revolt should be understood. Dr. Mary Boatwright will examine the revolt from the Roman perspective and situate the events of the revolt within the wider first-century Roman political context. She will discuss Roman concerns and reactions to a province expressing defiance to the Roman empire.

In the second session on April 4, Dr. Lawrence Schi­ffman will narrate the dramatic rebirth of classical Judaism and the beginning of rabbinic Judaism out of the ashes of the Temple. He will describe the rise of the canon of the Hebrew Bible as it emerged from a diverse and sectarian setting in the first century. Dr. Steven Notley will discuss the parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity. He will explore how and why many Christians departed after 70 C.E. and why some remained in the Holy Land. There will be opportunities for guests to meet the speakers before and after the program. A book signing will also be held after the event.

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One Response to Jerusalem and Rome Special Speaker Series

  • Alan Schuetz says:

    Re: Dr. Meyers’ lecture… Will the correspondence written in chronological order from eyewitness accounts to Mattathias ben Theophilus, the kohen gadol c.65-66 before the outbreak of the First Jewish-Roman War, known today as the Books of Luke and Acts of the Apostles be discussed? That represented the last opportunity for Israel to recognize Yehoshu’a HaMashiach and the TRUE early church known as The Way (Gr. tēn Hodon/Heb. HaDerech) before the destruction of the Second Temple. That “sect” was formed in the second century BCE when the Maccabees usurped the priesthood from the sons of Zadok thus defiling the Temple as is described in the Dead Sea Scrolls. As far as Titus Flavius Josephus (né Yosef ben Matityahu) — the traitorous general, paid Jewish historian, and self-described Pharisee (cf. Matthew 23) goes, will it be discussed how he coined the derogatory term “Essens/Essenes” (=pious ones) to intentionally disguise The Way which is applied incorrectly to this day? Will it be discussed how not one stone was left upon another from the Second Temple… that it was located in the City of David and NOT the modern Temple Mount? Will it be discussed that the Western Wall is a remnant of Fortress Antonia where the Roman Tenth Legion of the Straight (Lat. Legio X Fretensis) was headquartered while in Judea?

    Re: Dr. Boatwright’s lecture… Nothing of consequence matters from the Roman perspective other than who was in power and when to corroborate New Covenant Scripture. Everything in the Bible is concerning the Sons of Light vs. the sons of darkness: Yahoah (preincarnate)/Yehoshu’a (incarnate) vs. Satan/Belial, Isaac vs. Ishmael, Jacob/Israel vs. Esau. During this time period most of Judea had become Hellenized sons of darkness, and Yahoah destroyed the defiled Second Temple and caused the Diaspora using the pagan Romans. Every time Israel turns away from Yahoah, calamity occurs — usually from a foreign power just like He used the Egyptians and Babylonians among others.

    Re: Dr. Schiffman’s lecture… Will he delve into Pharisaism (cf. Matthew 23)? That was the basis of modern rabbinic Judaism. Will he discuss the “rabbinic sages” (cf. Matthew 23:8) and their contributions to the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud) of which its discourses are at odds with Scripture? Will he cover the lunar-based Masoretic calendar with its basis in the Babylonian model including the month names? In that regard, what about the fourth (or tenth!) month being named after the Babylonian deity Tammuz? Is that not an abomination to Yahoah? What about the mysticism/sorcery/divination associated with Kabbalah? What do the Scriptures plainly state about that? How can “scholars” and “theologians” not see that modern Jerusalem — and by extension Israel — is Mystery Babylon? It is clear that she is mystically called Sodom and Egypt (cf. Revelation 11:8). It is also why an undefiled New Jerusalem — the Heavenly Kingdom and Bride/Wife of the Lamb (cf. Revelation 21:9-14) — will descend from the New Heaven to the New Earth at the end of this age.

    Re: Dr. Notley’s lecture… Again, will the early Church called The Way be emphasized “to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Gentiles)? Will the chaste, male priests, Levites, Israelites, and proselytes of Qumran be compared to the 144,000 of Revelation? What about the four abstentions based in Torah in regard to Ya’acov’s (Yehoshu’a’s half-brother falsely called James) ruling at the First Council of Jerusalem (cf. Acts 15)? Will the similarities between the Congregation of men and women of The Way in Damascus be compared to that of the Damascus Document including communal living? What about the last vestiges of the Jewish portion of The Way being snuffed out at Masada — one generation removed from Yehoshu’a’s crucifixion/being hung on a tree (cf. Galatians 3:13-14) on 14 Abib (Pesach), and His resurrection after three days and nights in She’ol Paradise on 18 Abib (the weekly Shabbat when the first of the Levitical divisions served according to the DSS calendar) in 36 CE?

    Will these “scholars” tell the WHOLE TRUTH, or will they regurgitate false traditions (embellishments not in Scripture), precepts of men (manufactured theology), and doctrines of demons (assimilated paganism) — ALL of which we are warned against in the Scriptures?!? If these scholars will not, Enoch and Elijah — the two witnesses of Revelation — certainly will! Shema Yisrael!

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