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Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou on Religious History

Examining the roots of Judaism and Christianity

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a senior lecturer in the Hebrew Bible and the presenter of Bible's Buried Secrets. Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how archaeological discoveries are changing the way people interpret stories from the Bible.  Stavrakopoulou visits key archaeological excavations where ground-breaking finds are being unearthed, and examines evidence for and against the Biblical account of King David.

Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it all possible that God had another half? Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden.

Did God Have A Wife?:

Francesca takes a look at the belief that the founding fathers of the three great religions of the West were all monotheists 

The wife of Jesus is discussed here.

This video in which Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou proves the point is no longer available but check out her other videos

The King David Story

Can we find the Garden of Eden?

Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou thinks so. In the final episode of her series and now removed from youtube re-examins conventional readings of the Bible, she argues that the Garden of Eden has nothing to do with the origins of humanity, but is rather a story concealing dramatic events about a particular figure in a particular place, two and half thousand years ago.

Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden. It's a revolutionary theory, which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.

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