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Renowned archeologist to speak on the Dead Sea Scrolls at ESU meeting

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This is a rare opportunity to hear Dr. Jodi Magness. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 with drinks, and dinner served at 7 p.m. The cost of dinner and the program is $32/pp. RSVP to Gerry Wood at 704-216-2660 or email gwood@gerrywoodauto.com by Jan. 11.

If you are not a member of The English-Speaking Union you are welcome to attend this meeting to see if you would like to become a member. For more information on The English-Speaking Union, go to https://www.ESUS.org/salisbury.
Please note: this is a Wednesday event, not Thursday as is usual.

Magness, holder of a senior endowed chair at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be the guest speaker at the English-Speaking Union dinner meeting at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Magness has authored several books on the archeology and history of the Holy Land, dozens of articles focusing on Palestine in the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic periods and Diaspora Judaism in the Roman world and has won numerous awards for her writing. Her book, The Archeology of Qumran and the Dead Seal Scrolls, won the 2003 Biblical Archeology Society’s award for Best Popular Book.

Magness has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece, including co-directing the 1995 excavations in the Roman siege works at Masada. From 2003-2007 she co-directed excavations in the late Roman fort at Yotvata, Israel. Since 2011, Magness has directed excavations at Huquq in Galiee.

Magness received a 2016-2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award for work on Masada: A New History.

In 2008 Magness produced a 36-lecture course on “The Holy Land Revealed” and a 24-lecture course on “Jesus and His Jewish Influences” with The Teaching Company’s Great Courses. Magness consulted for, and is featured in, a National Geographic giant screen film on Jerusalem, which premiered in September 2013 and is available on DVD. Magness also consulted and appeared in the National Geographic series, The Story of God, with Morgan Freeman, which aired in Spring 2016.

Magness is now president of the Archeological Institute of America (2017-2019) and is currently serving on several other boards and societies.

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