The Roman army was part of the fabric of the first century Mediterranean world. Citizens and subjects of the Roman empire witnessed the presence of the Roman army not only in the occupying authorities, such as prefects and soldiers, but also in the roads, bridges, forts, and warfare. A knowledge of the workings of the Roman army is an essential cultural background for New Testament studies. This illustrated lecture will serve to introduce students to the first century Roman army.
Dr. J. Carl Laney is a graduate of Western Seminary (Portland, OR) and Dallas Theological Seminary. He served as a Professor of Biblical Literature at Western Seminary for forty years. Carl and his wife Nancy attended the Institute of Holy Land Studies (now JUC) and studied under Jim Monson during the summer of 1973. Laney's special area of interest is the geography of the Holy Land. In addition to teaching Short-Term programs at JUC, Laney leads study tours to Israel. He is the author of a number of books including, "The Story of Israel," "The Concise Bible Atlas," "The Story of the Apostle Paul," "The Story of the Bible," and "Laney's Israel Guide."
Join the "Culture Counts" online seminar on January 13, 2024. Registration is free and open to all.