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Lycoming College will host experienced archaeologist Jennie Ebeling, Ph.D., for a talk entitled, “Biblical Jezreel” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall #107 on the Lycoming College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Ebeling here on campus to share her work with and to meet with our students about their interests in archaeology,” said Pamela Gaber, Ph.D., professor of archaeology at Lycoming College. “She is an engaging and entertaining speaker, and our students stand to gain wonderful insight from her extensive experience.”
Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology at University of Evansville, is an accomplished archaeologist with a specialty in archaeology of the family during the Biblical period. She has been digging in Israel for more than 20 years, and has authored and co-authored several books on the archaeology of Israel. A former Fulbright scholar, Ebeling has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lady Davis Trust and was appointed Annual Professor of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem in 2015-16. She co-directed the Jezreel Expedition survey and excavation project with Norma Franklin (University of Haifa) 2012-2018 and is currently preparing the results for publication.
A popular public speaker, Ebeling lectures for the Biblical Archaeology Society as well as the Archaeological Institute of America and numerous other organizations. She is co-editor of The Woman in the Pith Helmet (Lockwood, 2020), The Old Testament in Archaeology and History (Baylor, 2017), Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond (Brill, 2011), and New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts (Equinox, 2008) and the author of Women's Lives in Biblical Times (T&T Clark, Int'l, 2010). She recently contributed to the fourth edition of Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple (Biblical Archaeology Society, 2021).
Students studying archaeology at Lycoming College are given a solid foundation in the theories, methods, and diverse approaches that archaeologists use to answer important questions about cultural diversity and social change through time and across vast geographic regions. Unique field experiences, individualized curriculum with diverse electives, and extensive internship opportunities, define the archaeology program, and students are provided opportunities for hands-on experiences at digs and museums around the world. More information on the archaeology program at Lycoming College is available at https://www.lycoming.edu/archaeology/.