Published on November 20, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Strange presented at the 11th Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend

Samford biblical and religious studies professor James R. Strange presented at La Sierra University’s Archaeology Discovery Weekend Nov. 16-17. The event, which features academic presentations as well as family activities, is organized by the university’s Center for Near Eastern Archaeology.

This year’s focus was on Ancient Synagogues and Churches in the Galilee, an area of special expertise for archaeologists Strange and Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret College, Israel, Strange’s partner in the excavation of the ancient village of Shikhin.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.