Ugarit (Ras Shamra) Jan 2017

Beautifully crafted stone work from Ugarit (Ras Shamra), Syria. Middle to Late Bronze. This great city was destroyed sometime around 1200 BCE. We still don’t know who sacked the city. Best guess is the “Greeks” on the move during this turbulent time in the Mediterranean. Almost nothing in the Southern Levant even comes close to this kind of stonework at that period of time.
Ugarit (Jan 2017)
Marilyn Borst, Nuhad Tomeh, and Salam Hanna made it possible for us to visit a site I never thought I would visit in my lifetime. Thank you.
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

Syrian Widow Seeking Refuge in Zadieh, Syria

Syrian Widow Seeks Refuge in Zadieh, Syria
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Syrian widow seeking refuge in the Presbyterian Church in Zadieh, Syria (Jan 2017)
This small and beautiful church in the mountains east of Tartous was taking in as many refugees as it could and providing them sanctuary. The pastor died a few months after our departure from a heart attack. Obviously, we can see the trauma on her face and in her eyes.

SW Virginia Higher Education College for Older Adults: “What’s Going on in the Middle East”?

SW Virginia Higher Education College for Adults
“What’s Going on in the Middle East?”

I will be doing a lecture series for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and the College for Older Adults via Zoom:

THURSDAYS
Jan. 14 – Feb. 18, 2021
10:00 am
____ What’s Going on in the Middle East? KING UNIVERSITY LECTURESHIP SERIES. As usual, more than we can imagine. Why are we (Americans) bombing Yemen? What’s behind the “Deal of the Century” for Israel and Palestine? What’s happening now in Syria, and where is Russia in all this? Why do some members of both Democrat and Republican administrations want to damage Iran permanently? What’s in it for us? What’s going on in Lebanon and why does Hezbollah remain in the news? Join me as we tackle some of these tough issues we see or read in our daily news. But, just as we have done in the past, let’s look below and beyond the mainstream media. Our class will be imminently relevant and help us understand our worlds better. Instructor, Don Michael Hudson, Ph.D. (among many other degrees and fellowships), Chair of the Department of Religion and Bible at King University.
You can follow this link to get more information and register for this event: https://www.swcenter.edu/coa/