Never Stop Learning ;-)!

I thought I would use this blog post to share a few web sites that I have found very interesting and that I learn new things from—actually, I check these sites each day (among others).

  1. I have just enrolled in Yeshiva University’s FREE online course entitled Arch of Titus: Rome and the Menorah.  This is taught by Dr. Steven Fine who is a leading scholar on many topics from the Second Temple Period and Late Roman Judaism.  I have viewed the first session of this course and have found it very interesting and informative.  You can “audit” the course for free, or pay a modest fee to receive a certificate.  The first lesson has me waiting for the second one!  Click Here to check out.

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    Booty from the Temple in Jerusalem depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Including the menorah, table for show bread, and Torah scroll(?). Click on Image to Enlarge and/or Download.

  2. The American Schools of Oriental Research has initiated a series of online lectures that feature leading scholars on a variety of topics.  This looks very promising.  (Registration is necessary, but does not look overwhelming) It looks like they will try to post one lecture a week.
  3. The Lanier Theological Library has presented online, for free, about 23 lectures by leading scholars on a variety of important topics for Biblical Studies (about one hour in length).  Click here, (scroll down for available lectures; no registration necessary) sit back, and enjoy/learn!
  4. Finally, I am mildly interested in the Ottoman Period (think Suleiman the Magnificent, the builder of the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem), and Ottoman Empire Pics is publishing many photographs AND paintings and maps from 1517 to the present!!  Including images of Palestine, Syria, etc.  Many of these I have found some of them very interesting/informative.
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3 responses to “Never Stop Learning ;-)!

  1. Thanks, Carl. This is some really great information. Even though I receive emails from Coursea all the time, I had not heard of this Arch of Titus course. I think I can squeeze it in. Looks really good.

  2. Thanks for the link, Carl…finished Lesson 1 last evening. Always great to learn something new!

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