Lecture Schedule

Summer – 2020

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

THEOLOGY open seminar

Beginning June 1

Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld, PhD

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description
This course will give the student an opportunity to discuss matters pertaining to their program, Scripture, or topics of interest in relation to theology.

ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN SEMINAR/LECTURE

Beginning May 19

Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Steven Collins, PhD

TSU Archaeology Research Center – 7200 Jefferson St. NE, Suite B

Description
These lectures will be dealing with the issues and topics in archaeology that are needed by students, surround current events, or are of a general interest. Collection of seven of these lectures/seminars will constitute a module for course credit.

Session 2

THEOLOGY open seminar

Beginning June 3, 2019

Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld, PhD

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description
This course will give the student an opportunity to discuss matters pertaining to their program, Scripture, or topics of interest in relation to theology.

ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN SEMINAR/LECTURE

Beginning May 28

Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Steven Collins, PhD

TSU Archaeology Research Center – 7200 Jefferson St. NE, Suite B

Description
These lectures will be dealing with the issues and topics in archaeology that are needed by students, surround current events, or are of a general interest. Collection of seven of these lectures/seminars will constitute a module for course credit.

Block Courses & Intensives

laboratory/workshop

June 18

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC – 7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

AR667 Archaeological laboratory: faunal analysis (2 units)

19 Jun through 20 June

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professor H. Greenfield

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

 

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

July 23

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC –  7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

one of the following nt archaeology 'trilogy' lectures: ar542 archaeology & history of the jerusalem area, ar552 archaeology & history of the jerusalem temple, or ar562 archaeology of the new testament period

24 July through 25 July

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professors: G. Byers, J. Bulot, S. Stripling, D. Graves

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

August 20

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC –  7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar661 evolution of warfare & fortification systems in the ancient near east

21 August through 22 August

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professor A. Burke

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

Both biblical and ancient Near Eastern history are filled with stories of war and how cities and towns respond to the realities of such conflicts. This course focuses on the evolution of warfare tactics and methods through the history of the ANE. The interplay between weapons, battle strategies, and defensive architecture are examined in detail. Segments of biblical and ANE texts dealing with weapons, warfare, and defensive architecture are examined and compared.


Fall – 2020

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS

Mondays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

September 14, 21, 28,  October 5, 12, 19, 26

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld, PhD

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

The Epistle to the Romans can be described as Paul’s exposition of the gospel of God and its application to the life and ministry of the Christian. This course will facilitate the student’s serious engagement with the following subject areas: the author, approximate date of writing, and the historical context of Romans; Paul’s primary purpose in writing the book; and the principal doctrines of the Christian faith as set forth in the book.

GREEK GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX I

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

September 8 through October 20

Steven Collins, PhD

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

This course is a presentation of the fundamentals of Koine Greek, which is the Greek language of the New Testament.  It covers the Greek alphabet for both reading and writing; the declension and agreement of substantives; and the inflection system of verbs, including both finite and infinitive forms and verbals.  The course will equip the student with the basic skills needed to perform exegesis of the New Testament documents. Please contact the administration office to sign up for the course.

Note

This course will be available both in the classroom and as a live streaming event. Classroom space will be limited to 6 students on a first come/first served basis. Please contact the administration office to sign up.

Session 2

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS (CONT)

Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 pm

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14

Matthew Valerio-Hirscfeld, PhD

Description

The Epistle to the Romans can be described as Paul’s exposition of the gospel of God and its application to the life and ministry of the Christian. This course will facilitate the student’s serious engagement with the following subject areas: the author, approximate date of writing, and the historical context of Romans; Paul’s primary purpose in writing the book; and the principal doctrines of the Christian faith as set forth in the book.

 

GREEK GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX II

Tuesdays – 6:00 pm TO 9:00 pm

October 27 to December 8

Steven Collins, PhD

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

The prerequisite for this course is New Testament Greek Grammar & Syntax I. The course completes and reviews the study of declension and verb inflection.  The emphasis of this course is to employ grammatical and syntactical tools in careful analysis of selected New Testament texts.  Phrasing & syntax diagramming are introduced.  This course will increase the competence with which the student is able to perform exegesis of the New Testament documents.

Note

This course will be available both in the classroom and as a live streaming event. Classroom space will be limited to 6 students on a first come/first served basis. Please contact the administration office to sign up.

Block Courses & Intensives

Session 1

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

September 17

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar611 historical geography of the bible lands

18 September through 19 September

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professors: J. Moore, G. Byers

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

This course offers a detailed examination of the geographical areas of the Bible Lands from an historical perspective, including important geographical, geological and topographical features of major regions and sub-locales. How the land affected population movements and cultural developments will also be addressed. Biblical events will be set amidst the geo-politico-cultural milieus of the ancient Near East. 

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

October 15

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar672 iron age & biblical history

16 October through 17 October

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professors: G. Byers, B. Janeway, D. Maltsberger

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

The Iron Age 1 world of the early Israelite occupation of Canaan and the latter Judges; the Iron Age 2 world of Israel’s United and Divided Monarchy; the rise of Neo-Assyria, Neo-Babylonia, and Persia—these are examined in this course which puts emphasis on ancient Near Eastern material culture, predominantly in the southern Levant. Topics include settlement dynamics, sedentary vs. nomadic populations, utilization of natural resources, city-state development, architecture, sanitation, burial customs, and how biblical history meshes with the Levantine Iron Age.

Session 2

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

November 12

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar511 near eastern archaeology: background & methods

13 November through 14 November

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professors: B. Janeway, P. Silvia, G. Byers, S. Collins, L. Clayton

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 28

Description

This course examines the historical relationship between archaeology and the Bible, including: important personalities in, and contributors to, the field of Near Eastern and biblical archaeology; synchronizing ancient Near Eastern and biblical chronologies; important archaeological discoveries relating to the Bible; the foundations of archaeological methods and protocols; ascertaining the difference between archaeological realities and hoaxes; and the necessity of a dialogical relationship between archaeology and biblical studies.

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

December 10

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar531 archaeology & history of ancient mesopotamia

11 December through 12 December

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Professor: M. Chavalas

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

In the light of the Mesopotamian origins of the Hebrew patriarchs, this course overviews the history and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia as a cultural backdrop for much of the OT narrative. Significant focus is placed on the rise and fall of the Mesopotamian kingdoms of Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Mittani, and Assyria. By examining details of ancient Mesopotamian history and culture, light is shed on many sections of biblical narrative.

Spring – 2021

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE

DESCRIPTION

The Book of the Revelation is organized according to the three-part outline of “the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.” [Revelation 1:19, NASB] This course will facilitate the student’s serious engagement with the following with respect to Revelation: the author, approximate date of writing, and the historical context; the primary intended audience, principal message, and major themes; principal models of interpretation; and applications to contemporary life and ministry.

TBD

Session 2

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION (cont)

Mondays – March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE

DESCRIPTION

The Book of the Revelation is organized according to the three-part outline of “the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.” [Revelation 1:19, NASB] This course will facilitate the student’s serious engagement with the following with respect to Revelation: the author, approximate date of writing, and the historical context; the primary intended audience, principal message, and major themes; principal models of interpretation; and applications to contemporary life and ministry.

 

archaeology open seminar/lecture

 Tuesdays beginning March 17

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gary Byers, Steve Collins

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE

 

Block Courses & Intensives

AR547 or AR657 TALL EL-HAMMAM FIELD SCHOOL

 

31 January through 11 February 2021

TeHEP Staff/TSU Faculty

Tall el-Hammam Excavation, Jordan

Enrollment Deadline: 1 September 2020

Description
The Tall el-Hammam Field School is an intensive two-week program teaching excavation techniques and training potential square supervisors. Although designed to fulfill coursework for students at VIU and TSU, it is also open to students at other institutions, and on a noncredit basis for those seriously interested in archaeology. The course includes training in excavation methods, classroom activities, and lectures. Successful completion of this program is a prerequisite to becoming an Assistant Square Supervisor at Tall el-Hammam.*

For more information – contact the administration offices  505-332-4253.

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

March 26

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

AR655 ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY

March 27 through March 28

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sesstions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

TeHEP Staff

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

March 18

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

AR647 ceramic typology of the southern levant

March 19 through March 20

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Steven Collins, PhD, Gary Byers, PhD,

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

This course examines the chronological sequencing of ancient Levantine (Israel, Lebanon, Syria and the Transjordan) pottery types founded on both form-based and function-based methodologies that analyzes the general morphology, clay-body (fabric), and surface treatment of period and regional ceramics, yielding a reasonably reliable system of dating pottery-bearing archaeological strata. Handson inspection of whole vessels and sherds (rims, handles, bases and body sherds) provides support of textbook information.

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

April 15

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

One of the following NT Archaeology 'trilogy' lectures: Archaeology & History of the Jerusalem Area, Archaeology & History of the Jerusalem Temple, or Archaeology of the New Testament Period

April 16 through April 17

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Gary Byers, PhD, Jeannine Bulot PhD(c), Scott Stripling, PhD, David Graves, PhD

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

May 13

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

AR627 Archaeology & the Bible: Historical & Cultural Synchronisms

May 14 through May 15

8:00 am to 6:00 pm – 2 sessions per day
1st session – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
2nd session – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Steven Collins, PhD, Gary Byers, PhD, Brian Janeway, PhD

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 4

Description

Integrating biblical history into the histories of ancient Near Eastern kingdoms has often been generic and minimalistic, frequently emphasizing general cultural phenomena without substantive cause/effect correlations. This course identifies and details cause/effect synchronisms between biblical and ancient Near Eastern histories—Egypt, Hatti, Mittani, Assyria, Babylonia, and the Levant—as well as elements of cultural specificity embedded in the biblical narratives, all of which demonstrate the historical authenticity and veracity of the Old Testament, with particular focus on the Torah, Joshua, and Judges. 

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