Forthcoming Lectures

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David Jacobson

Thursday, 16 December 2021 at 6:00 pm (Greenwich Mean Time)
View of the site of Gamla
Gamala/Gamla: A town in the kingdom of Agrippa II that joined the Jewish Revolt against Rome. Photography by David Jacobson.

Agrippa II, the last king of the Herodian dynasty, was prolific in minting coins, particularly after the Judaean-Roman War. In this online lecture, David Jacobson will discuss Agrippa’s coinage as well as the writings of Josephus and epigraphic evidence for his reign. Topics considered will include the chronology of his reign, the role of his sister, Berenice, as his de-facto consort, his attitude towards the Jews and Judaism, particularly after the quelling of the First Jewish Revolt, and determining the date of his death.

Professor David Jacobson has pursued careers in both materials science and classical archaeology. He is currently an associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. From 2009 to 2015, he edited PEQ and is now Editor-in-Chief of Strata for the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society. He has published widely on the history, architecture, and numismatics of the southern Levant, including most recently the historical biography, Agrippa II: The Last of the Herods (2019), for which he was awarded the Shekel Prize by the American-Israel Numismatic Association.

This will be a joint AIAS/UCL Institute of Jewish Studies lecture, held in collaboration with the American Israel Numismatic Association This online talk is free to members and non-members of the Society.

To attend, please register at Eventbrite ‘Agrippa II, the Last of the Herods’ —