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Historian Edwin Yamauchi to speak at WMU

March 1, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- An archaeologist, linguist and history scholar will combine his areas of expertise for an illustrated lecture on Jerusalem, when he visits Western Michigan University Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12-13.

Dr. Edwin Yamauchi, professor of history at Miami (Ohio) University, will address "Jerusalem ­ Sacred City of Judaism, Christianity and Islam" at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2000 of Schneider Hall. The latest presentation in the H. Nicholas Hamner Speaker Series, Yamauchi's appearance is sponsored by the WMU Department of History and is free and open to the public.

An eminent archaeologist who has worked in Jerusalem under the dean of Israeli archaeologists, Dr. Benjamin Mazur, Yamauchi also is a linguist who has studied 22 languages and a scholar with an international reputation in biblical and near-Eastern research. The author or editor of 16 books, nearly 200 articles and 27 book chapters, Yamauchi himself has been the subject of book chapters that describe his contributions. His best-known work is "The World of the First Christians," a book that has appeared in 10 languages.

While at WMU, Yamauchi will present a second illustrated lecture titled "The Saga of the Dead Sea Scrolls" to WMU faculty, staff and students at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Room 1021 of Brown Hall.

For more information, contact the WMU Department of History at (269) 387-4650.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 269 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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