Excavating an Ancient Jewish Village and Synagogue Near the Sea of Galilee
The 2011–15 Seasons at Huqoq
WHEN Wednesday | 16 Mar, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
This lecture will discuss the recent archaeological excavations and discoveries at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village located near the Sea of Galilee. Discoveries have included aspects of daily village life from the Roman period, as well as a monumental synagogue building with its remarkable mosaic floor depicting scenes from the Hebrew Bible.
Matthew J. Grey is an assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. Grey has participated in archaeological excavations in Jordan (the Madaba Plains Project), Israel (the Givati Car Park in Jerusalem), and is currently an area supervisor with the Huqoq Excavation Project in Israel’s Galilee region. He received a BA in Near Eastern Studies from BYU, an MA in archaeology and the history of antiquity from Andrews University, an MSt in Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in archaeology and the history of ancient Judaism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.