Religion and Gods in Ancient Israel; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; February 21, 2008
Who were the gods of ancient Israel, as described in the Bible? Can we identify Baal and Asherah, and how did they come to play such a prominent role in the courts of the Judean kings, even being placed in the temple of Jerusalem by Manasseh? Hasel reveals why the prophets denounced these ancient gods of the Canaanites and why they proved such a pervasive tool in Israelite politics and religion.
Michael Hasel (PhD 1996, University of Arizona) is director of the Institute of Archaeology and curator of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum at Southern Adventist University. At present, he is co-director for The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Hasel, Michael G. and Southern Adventist University, "Religion and Gods in Ancient Israel; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; February 21, 2008" (2008). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 4.