Dr. Yosef Garfinkel To Present Findings At Archaeological Lecture Series

Monday, February 4, 2013

Southern Adventist University’s Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series continues with “Sanctuaries and Cult at Khirbet Qeiyafa,” presented by Yosef Garfinkel, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall. There will be an open house beforehand at 6:30 p.m. in the museum where visitors will be able to speak with Dr. Garfinkel and Michael Hasel, director of the Institute of Archaeology, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit southern.edu/archaeology or call 423 236-2030.

Dr. Garfinkel directs the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project where numerous groundbreaking discoveries of biblical history have been uncovered. Dr. Garfinkel will share some of the new evidence uncovered, including artifacts that provide the first physical evidence of the Israelite religion during the time of Saul and David. 

Khirbet Qeiyafa is an early Judean city, built around late 11th-early 10th centuries B.C. It is located 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem on the summit of a hill that borders the Elah Valley on the north. This is a key strategic location in the biblical Kingdom of Judah, on the main road from Philistia and the Coastal Plain to Jerusalem and Hebron in the hill country. In this area one of the world's most famous battles took place: the battle between David and Goliath. Five seasons of excavation were carried out in 2007-2011, and nearly 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. 


Vest To Speak At Lee’s Winter Commencement

Dr. R. Lamar Vest will return to a familiar setting to deliver the address at Lee University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17. Not only is Dr. Vest an alumnus of Lee, he also served as the school’s president for two years, 1984-86.  Dr. Vest's leadership and influence globally as a minister has included a leading role in the World Pentecostal Fellowship ... (click for more)

Crash Survivor Austin Hatch To Speak At McCallie’s Dr Pepper TEN Classic Luncheon

Austin Hatch will bring his story of survival and perseverance to the McCallie School on the afternoon of Feb. 3, 2017, as the featured speaker at the Mountain View Auto Group Luncheon for the second annual McCallie Dr Pepper TEN Classic basketball showcase.  Mr. Hatch survived two plane crashes before graduating from high school — one in 2003 that killed his mother and ... (click for more)

Cleveland High School On Lockdown After Veiled Threats Made On Social Media Thursday Morning; Lockdown Later Lifted

A Cleveland High School student was suspended from school on Wednesday .     On Thursday  morning, a social media post was found that made veiled threats against school personnel.  As a precautionary measure, extra police presence was ordered at the school, and a lock down was underway restricting hallway access and entrance/exit to the building.  ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)