Friday, March 22, 2013

Tsvika Tsuk to speak at NOBTS April 4

NEW ORLEANS -- Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, will give two lectures on ancient near east archaeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Thursday, April 4.

The first lecture, “Gezer's Ancient Water System: Is there water at the end of the tunnel?,” will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a second lecture,  "The Nature and Culture of Israel: The Promising Land," at 4 p.m. Both lectures will be presented in the Providence Learning Center Conference Room in the William Carey Building on the NOBTS campus (3939 Gentilly Blvd.).

Tsuk, who co-directs the Gezer Water System Project, is one of the foremost experts on ancient water systems in Israel and has written extensively on the subject.

The event is free, open to the public. For more information about the event, call (504) 816-8156.

The Gezer Water System project is co-sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at INPA, and Dan Warner, co-director of the Center for Archaeological Research at NOBTS.