openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration of each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Fall 2018


How archaeology radically rewrites the history of ancient Israel — and what we can learn from that

Join William G. Dever, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, as he explains the implications of his new book, “Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah.” This book is the first full-scale history of ancient (or Old Testament) Israel based on the recent wealth of archaeological evidence as primary data, rather than biblical texts. The result is a portrait of ancient Israel that is at times different from biblical Israel, but nevertheless illuminating. It may even force us to rethink biblical values and moral standards. We’ll be digging up Israel, but not burying the Bible.

Faculty: William G. Dever, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Near Eastern Archaeology
Cost: $35
RSVP: By September 21
Dates: 4-Week Course: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lycoming College - Lynn Science Center, Room 153

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Lara Collins Breon '04 at 570-321-4376 or