Hebrew Language Expert To Speak At Southern Adventist University

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series presents a presentation by scholar and author P. Kyle McCarter on the development of the Hebrew language.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Auditorium on the campus of Southern Adventist University. 

Dr. McCarter is a professor in biblical and ancient ear eastern studies at John Hopkins University. 


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