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Jewish priesthood subject of BYU lecture Jan. 26

Matthew J. Grey, an assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, will discuss "Jewish Priesthood after the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in c.e. 70" at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in 3710 Harold B. Lee Library.

Grey has participated in archaeological excavations in Jordan and Jerusalem and is currently an area supervisor in the Huqoq Excavation Project, an excavation of an ancient Jewish village near the Sea of Galilee.

He received a bachelor's degree in Near Eastern studies from BYU, a master's degree in archaeology and the history of antiquity from Andrews University, an master of studies degree in Jewish studies from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in archaeology and the history of ancient Judaism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

This lecture is sponsored by Students of the Ancient Near East and will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or


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