Ep. 165: Jewish Communities in Turkey. Turkey Series 2/10

Ep. 165: Jewish Communities in Turkey. Turkey Series 2/10

In Good Faith - Season 7, Episode 165

  • Sep 10, 2023 6:00 am
  • 52:50 mins

In this episode of In Good Faith, we dive deeper into the history of Jewish life in Turkey, including an interview with Avram Sevinti, a leader of the Jewish Community Center in modern Izmir. We'll explore Sardes, the site of an ancient synagogue, and examine statues of the goddess Artemis outside of Ephesus, to better understand the larger society that existed around the Jews. Today we discuss Greek and Roman mythology and how that impacted the Jews living in the area. To help us with the historical timeline, Steve interviews Luke Drake, an assistant professor of Classical Studies. Dr. Drake completed a PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, and a master of theological studies in New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. Steve also speaks with Dr. Avram Shannon on Jewish populations in Turkey across time. Dr. Shannon is an associate professor in Ancient Scripture. He earned a PhD from Ohio State in Ancient Mediterranean Religions and a Masters in Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford. Join us as we explore The Crossroads of Faith.