IWU Chapel Hour to Present Speaker James D. Tabor

September 27, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Professor James D. Tabor, chair of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will deliver his lecture, "A New Interpretation of Jesus," Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in Illinois Wesleyan University's Hansen Student Center, 300 E. Beecher St., in Bloomington.

After the lecture, Tabor will sign copies of his latest book, The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity.

The following morning, Wednesday, Oct. 11, Tabor will give another talk, entitled "The Jesus Dynasty," at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., in Bloomington. Both events are free and open to the public.

Tabor has taught at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte since 1989. He earned his undergraduate and M.A. degrees in biblical languages from Pepperdine University (Malibu, California), and his doctorate in biblical studies from the University of Chicago.

Most recently, Tabor participated in excavations at a newly discovered cave in the Ein Kerem area, outside of Jerusalem. The site appears to contain primitive Judeo-Christian art related to John the Baptist.

For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain's Office at (309) 556-3005.

Contact: Marcus Mitchell and Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181