The Holy Land is filled with physical evidence that attests to events from Jewish and Christian history. Now, comb through these remains for yourself with 36 lectures that will add new dimensions to your understanding of the millennia-long narrative of this dynamic place. These lectures give you an insider's look at how archaeology helps us relive and encounter firsthand life during this formative period of human civilization. And it's a chance to get up close and personal with ruins, artifacts, murals, documents, and other long-buried objects that will take you deep beneath the pages of the Bible. You'll walk through ancient water systems and tombs; comb through the ruins of early synagogues and sacred temples; and tour the remains of stables, scriptoriums, and cave dwellings. Along the way, you'll visit some astounding places, including the Temple Mount, Caesarea Maritima, and Masada. And every lecture is also enlivened by archaeological discoveries frequently tied to related depictions in religious and historical texts, including the Merneptah Stele, the Cyrus Cylinder, and the James Ossuary. A deft blend of religion, archaeology, history, and culture, these lectures are a three-dimensional impression that recreates this long-lost world, adding richer layers to stories and events you may be familiar with and providing powerful introductions to those that might be new to you.