Monday Afternoons 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This course will attempt to answer questions as to whether persons and events found in the Bible are true, historically accurate or mere fiction. We will consider the latest archaeological finds and learn how Biblical stories are dated. Specifically, we will try to find out if King David or other Israelite kings really existed, who were the Philistines and where did they come from, and how ten of the tribes of Israel were “lost” and whether they were ever found.
Gary Schwartz has served as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Uniformed Services Medical School, and as Chief Medical Officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency. He earned the B.S. and M.D. degrees.