Explore the world of ancient Egypt with your lecturer, Franke Zollman. Learn why the pyramids were built and then abandoned. See the magnificent wonders unearthed in the Valley of the Kings. Why did they bury such treasures with pharaohs like Tutankhamun? Discover how the story of Moses fits into Egyptian history. You won’t want to miss this expedition into the ancient world and the Bible.
Tels do tell tales! This is what Biblical archaeology is all about. Learn about the hidden secrets uncovered in these ancient city mounds called tels. What have archaeological excavations revealed to us about the Bible and its world? Is the Bible really true or is it just a book of myths and cleverly concocted stories? This lecture will explain how archaeology has confirmed the reliability of the Bible.
Voices from the past speak down through the millennia in their long-lost writings. The Rosetta Stone gave the key to reading Egyptian hieroglyphs. The massive Behistun Rock held the clue to deciphering cuneiform writing buried for thousands of years in the sand. The Dead Sea Scrolls confirmed that today’s modern Bible has been reliably transmitted through the ages. These ancient voices still have messages that are essential for today.
Bent upon world domination, the ancient Iraqi leader sent his armies out to conquer. Nebuchadnezzar wanted to rule the world! But a bizarre dream foretold his impending doom and revealed the history of nations for more than 2,500 years to come. Hear the story of this fallen god-king that sounds remarkably modern and suggests a truth that is stranger than fiction.
The Promised One. The Anointed One. The Messiah. Was it Jesus bar-Joseph? Many in the 2nd century believed it was Shimeon bar-Kokhba. History records their names. What were their claims? Hear the fascinating story of the finds made in the Judean wilderness at the Cave of Letters. Piece together the scraps of a puzzle that could change your life forever. Join this search for the REAL Messiah.
Walk the streets of Pompeii and see the incredibly preserved ruins left behind after the destruction by volcanic Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Hear the stories of tragedy and human suffering revealed in the ashes as archaeologists have excavated the remains of its human victims as they fled the city. This lecture will teach important lessons that speak to our modern life and concern our future destiny.