Archaeologist to visit Cleveland


Renowned archaeologist and teacher Dr. Jim Fleming will present a series of lectures Sept. 9-11 at Cleveland First United Methodist Church.

Fleming serves as director of Biblical Resources Study Center based in LaGrange, Ga., an ecumenical organization serving Christians around the world. Fleming is the founder of the World of the Bible Archaeological Museum and Pilgrim Center which operated at Ein Karem, Jerusalem, until 2006. He established a similar archaeological museum in June 2006 at LaGrange. He has developed courses of study in historical geography and biblical history, tying the studies with the biblical text and emphasizing the wedding of theological/faith relationships.

Fleming’s lectures weave together four perspectives to help understand Biblical times – archaeology, history, geography and theology.

The lectures will focus on two areas: “Principles of Guidance from the Early Church” and “New Discoveries:  Qumran and the Gospels.” 

The lectures are free for the general public. A $30 registration fee is applicable for ministers who wish to receive one CEU credit for the lectures. For information, please contact First United Methodist Church at 662-843-3414.