Students did Hebrew exercises in handout 3 & 4 of the Ulpan Bet packet. Our new T.A. Adam provided assistance to those who needed it.
We started reading Kings II covering the post Ahab period and the events at the end of Elijah’s minister.
I posed review questions about the material. Going forward we will cover just the major events described in this book such as the Assyrian exile, the Babylonian exile and the destruction of the first Temple.
We watched a wonderful photo exhibit about the ruins of Maresha, an important town of Judah during the time of the First Temple, and Beit Guvrin, an important town during Roman rule near the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. Artifacts
unearthed at the site include a large Jewish cemetery, a
Roman-Byzantine amphitheater, a Byzantine church, public baths, mosaics
and ban amazing system of burial bell caves dug out by slaves.