Breakout Chapel

Introduction

This page contains notes for breakout chapels hosted by the Department of Bible and Theology at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Material Culture Breakout Chapel
(January 18, 2018)

The Material Culture Breakout Chapel featured three activity centers. The Scriptorium featured real Egyptian papyrus, goose-feather quills, bamboo styluses, dip pens, fountain pens, a Chinese brush set, and various colors of India ink. The Ostracon Center featured all manner of modern broken pottery, Sharpies & other pens, and design ideas from the ancient Near East. The Clay Sculpting Center featured different types of air-dry modeling clay, modeling tools, and instruction on how to create oil lamps, cuneiform script, Egyptian scarabs, as well as molds to press your own clay Tyrian Shekel, Denarius, and Mite/Lepta.

Scriptorium

Papyrus Manufacturing

Parchment Manufacturing

Writing Materials

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Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)
This site provides online access to the papyrological collection at the University of Michegan as well as collections from other universities such as Columbia, Duke, and Yale.

Ostracon Center

In 2013, SAGU students were part of an excavation team that unearthed an important piece of Philistine pottery, shown below:

Sample ostraca from a Hebrew student at SAGU:

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Click here to download the handout displayed at the Ostracon Center. 

 

Clay Sculpting Center

Oil Lamps

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Ancient Coins

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Scarabs

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Cuneiform Script

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Click here for guidance on Old Persian Cuneiform

Click here to download the handout displayed at the Clay Scultping Center.

 

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