Cynthia-Shafer-Elliott-SMCynthia Shafer-Elliott is the Professor of Hebrew Bible at William Jessup University specializing in the historical, cultural, and archaeological contexts of ancient Israel and Judah.

Her interest in the daily lives of the average Israelite and Judahite household include economics, food preparation and consumption, religion, and the roles and relationships of the family. She is an experienced field archaeologist in Israel and is currently part of the archaeological excavation team at Tel es-Safi/Gath, Israel.

Dr. Shafer-Elliott is also the author of an academic book Food In Ancient Judah – and joins Bo to talk about all of these things!

Deacon Distillery: calling all Nor Cal Deacons! May 28 after the NT Wright lecture (tickets here) Cynthia and Bo will host a pub talk (in Roseville just outside Sacramento) to debrief and distill the ideas from that evening’s talk on Paul and Tomorrow’s World.  Please RSVP when the page goes up later today!