Nate Ramsayer, an archaeologist and biblical scholar as well as soloist and tenor section leader in the First Parish choir, will give two lectures on successive Thursday evenings in October on Zoom. Meeting: 92924803705 Passcode: 296504.

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 to 8:30: Nate will discuss biblical archaeology generally—the excavation process, how artifacts and sites are dated, and the differences between good and poor archaeological methods. He will also bring a number of artifacts that are up to 5000 years old.

Thursday, October 29, 7:00 to 8:30: Nate will discuss what archaeology has told us about the Bible and how understanding material culture informs our modern perspective on biblical events.

Nate Ramsayer received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East, and he has been excavating for the past eight years. He has now done fieldwork at numerous sites in the U.K., Russia, and Israel, the most recent being two excavations in Israel—an Early Bronze Age Canaanite site in the Upper Galilee, and a late Iron Age site in the Judean hill country, just outside of Jerusalem.

Here’s the video recording of the first session: