Forthcoming Lectures


DEBORAH ROOKE
Shrines and Worship in Iron Age Israel

Thursday, 12 December 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM

This lecture will explore the archaeology of places and practices of worship in ancient Israel during the First Millennium BCE, and consider recent theories and interpretations of the evidence.

The Israelite sanctuary within the Iron Age fort at Tel Arad, south of Jerusalem.
© Ian Scott (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License)

Dr Rooke is Visiting Tutor in Old Testament at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and Associate Lecturer in Old Testament Hermeneutics at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She is also a Senior Associate of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where she teaches a course on the religion of Israel. She has formerly held posts in Old Testament at the University of Wales Lampeter and King’s College London.

She specialises in the study of cult and ritual in ancient Israel, gender and sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, and the use of biblical material in music, especially the oratorios of Handel. Her publications include Zadok’s Heirs: the Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel.

The Denys Holland Lecture Theatre (SB31) — Bentham House, University College London, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0EG.

All welcome. Admission free: no ticket required. Enquiries 020 8349 5754. Organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology, UCL.