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Biblical Archaeology Forum Lecture

posted Sep 5, 2017, 4:02 PM by AIA DC
Title:  "Sacred Writings on the Hereafter: An Early History of Hell and Heaven"
Speaker: Christopher Rollston, Professor, George Washington University
Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time:  8:00 PM
Location: Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Although Heaven is often mentioned within modern Judaism and modern Christianity, Hell is different. Christianity often focuses on it, while Judaism does not. The root cause of this difference is not modern, but ancient. It has to do with the dramatic differences between the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) and the New Testament on the subject of Hell. So if you are interested in hearing about the history of the hereafter, and how differently Heaven and Hell were understood by Jews and Christians of the early Common Era, this lecture is for you!