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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.