Museum of the Bible Speaker Series Features Dr. R. Steven Notley

The Museum of the Bible Speaker Series will feature Nyack’s Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and director of graduate programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, Dr. R. Steven Notley on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 PM at the Museum of the Bible located at 400 4th Street, SW in Washington, D.C. The two-part series will present leading biblical scholars who will explore the theme, “Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE,” currently a Hebrew University of Jerusalem exhibition now on display at the Museum.

Dr. Notley is the author of several books, including the widely celebrated Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World with Anson F Rainey, as well as many articles. He frequently collaborates and publishes with Israeli scholars in the fields of historical geography, ancient Judaism and Christian origins.

Since 2016 Dr. Notley has served as the academic director of the El Araj Excavation Project in its search for first century Bethsaida-Julias, the lost city of the Apostles, recently mentioned among the top ten “tantalizing archaeological finds.” He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and was the founding chair of the New Testament Studies program at the Jerusalem University College.

Dr. Notley will speak in the second session of the two-day series along with Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Session 1 of the series is on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 PM and features Dr. Eric Meyers and Dr. Mary Boatwright, both of Duke University.

The 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible, which documents the narrative history and artifacts of the Bible, opened in November 2017 and is located near the U.S. Capitol.

Learn more about the Speaker Series.