Lecture Schedule

Spring – 2021

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Mondays, February 8, 15, 22, 28, March 1, 8, 15

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 January  12

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gary Byers, Steve Collins

Husted Hall – Suite 4 – 7600 Jefferson St. NE

Session 2

THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION (cont)

Mondays – March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3

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 16

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

 

1 February through 12 February 2021

TeHEP Staff/TSU Faculty

ARC – Albuquerque, NM

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. 

Summer – 2021

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

THEOLOGY open seminar

Beginning June 7

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 26, 2021

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 July 20, 2021

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 17

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC – 7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

AR667 Archaeological laboratory

18  Jun through 19 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 153

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC –  7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar670 archaeological documentary media

20 July through 21 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: D. Galassini

Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

August 19

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The ARC –  7200 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque

 

ar631 languages & cultures of the ancient near east

20 August through 21 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

Professors: G. Byers, S. Collins, B. Janeway, W. Fulco, M. Glassman, W. Husted

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 – 2021

Weekly Course Lecture/Seminars

Session 1

TBD

Mondays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

TBD

Matthew Valerio-Hirschfeld, PhD

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

 

TBD

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Steven Collins, PhD

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

 

Session 2

TBD

Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 pm

 

Matthew Valerio-Hirscfeld, PhD

Description

 

TBD

Tuesdays – 6:00 pm TO 9:00 pm

 

Steven Collins, PhD

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

Description

 

Block Courses & Intensives

Session 1

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

September 16

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

 

ar667 archaeological laboratory

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

Hands-on experience in theTall el-Hammam Excavation Project (TeHEP) Archaeology Research Center

 

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

October 14

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

 

ar671 bronze 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: B. Janeway, S. Collins, G. Byers, A. Burke

TSU Husted Hall – 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

The Early and Intermediate Bronze Age world of the pre-Abrahamic patriarchs; the Middle Bronze Age of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph; the Late Bronze backdrop of Moses, the Exodus, and the Israelite Conquest of Canaan – 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 Bronze Age.

Session 2

LABORATORY/WORKSHOP

November 11

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

 

ar511 near eastern archaeology: background & methods

12 November through 13 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: S. Collins, G. Byers, P. Silvia, C. Kobs, B. Janeway

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 9

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

 

ar521 archaeology & history of ancient egypt

10 December through 11 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: D. Petrovich

TSU Husted Hall, 7600 Jefferson NE, Suite 4

Description

This course presents an overview of the history and archaeology of ancient Egypt as they relate to the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East in general, and to the Bible in particular. Significant focus is placed on Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, the Hyksos Period, the New Kingdom, and the pharaohs of the Late Period contemporaneous with the kings of Israel and Judah. Along the way, the Israelite Exodus is examined in its New Kingdom context, with various theories attempting to idenitfy the pharaoh(s) who interacted with Moses.

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