Canaanite Jerusalem and Melchizedek

Class lecture on Middle Bronze Age Jerusalem (2000-1600 BC), and Melchizedek.

Canaanite Jerusalem



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About William J. Hamblin

William J. Hamblin is Professor of History at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah, USA),
 specializing in the ancient and medieval Near East. He is the author of dozens of academic
 articles and several books, most recently, Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History, with David 
Seely (Thames and Hudson, 2007). In the fall of 2010 his first novel was published (co-
authored with Neil Newell): The Book of Malchus, (Deseret Book, 2010). A fanatical traveler and photographer, he spent 2010 teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and has lived in
 Israel, England, Egypt and Italy, and traveled to dozens of other countries.

3 thoughts on “Canaanite Jerusalem and Melchizedek

  1. Interesting lectures. It would be nice to somehow be able to see what the good professor was pointing at on the slides. Also would be a nice touch if he would repeat the comments and questions from the class, which are largely inaudible.
    Thanks for making these available.

  2. Thank You for sharing your class lectures online. With our Latter Day gathering being focused on Temples, I am thrilled to learn that Melchizedek was the Most High Priest most likely associated with a Temple in Salem (Jerusalem). Your slides brought back memories of trips to the Middle East.
    Thank you.

  3. The reference to the Egyptian execration text – do you have references to any publications of this text (hopefully in English)? Is this the only text pre-dating Josephus that identifies Salem as Jerusalem that you know of? Any information on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

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