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Georgia Southern professor to host virtual program on ancient Jerusalem

Georgia Southern University associate professor of religious studies Dan Pioske, Ph.D., will host an hourlong virtual learning experience that will retrace Jerusalem’s history from its earliest settlement until its destruction by the Babylonian Empire in 586 BCE.

Associate professor of religious studies Dan Pioske, Ph.D.

“We’re going to look at what it would have been like to walk around Jerusalem during different parts of its history,” Pioske said. “When we ask ‘What sort of place was Jerusalem?’, it’s not what people expect. There is a lot of new archaeological material that has emerged in the last ten years for us to think about.”

“We had a lot of interest in Dr. Pioske’s course on King David in the fall, so we are excited to host this program about the history and archaeology of ancient Jerusalem,” said Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., Division of Continuing education programs manager. “It’s a great opportunity for those interested in how history and archaeology intersect with the Bible.”

Pioske teaches biblical literature, history and interpretive approaches toward reading the Bible today. His research explores how individuals who wrote the Bible experienced and recorded the past.

The program is presented by the Division of Continuing Education and will be held on April 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $20 per person. For more information about the one-time class, visit


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