-Evangelical Theological Society Eastern Region

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Current Broadcast: Daniel Sloan Shechem A Marker of Israel’s Spirituality

Daniel Sloan Shechem A Marker of Israel’s Spirituality
Date: 4/21/2023
Type: Lecture
Part 1 of a 15 part series.
Topic: antiquity
The annual meeting eastern regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on April 21-22, 2023. The conference was held at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. The theme was, "The Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context," with Scott Stripling as the plenary speaker.

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