Fairchild to further discuss ancient discovery at lecture

Dr. Mark Fairchild, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Centre for Non-Western Studies at Huntington University and the Focus on Excellence colloquium present a lecture by Dr. Mark Fairchild, discussing his recent discoveries in Turkey. The lecture, “Jews, Synagogues, Pirates and Curses in Ancient Cilicia,” will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the RichLyn Library conference room.

Fairchild, professor of Bible and Religion, has made frequent trips to Turkey to study the societies that lived in ancient Cilicia (the home of the Apostle Paul). While conducting surface surveys, he came upon two ancient sites — in the areas of Kizkalesi (the ancient city of Korykos) and Çatiören (an unknown ancient city) — which contain the remains of two previously undiscovered ancient synagogues.

During his lecture, Fairchild will discuss these discoveries and his research of the sites and how they relate to the Apostle Paul.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Centre for Non-Western Studies supports inter-disciplinary research and teaching linked by a shared common interest in non-western politics, culture and society. Begun in 1998, the “Focus on Excellence” colloquium runs twice a year in an effort to showcase excellence as presented by university faculty or members of the Huntington community.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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