A discussion on ancient Israel
Retired history teacher Rick Sirvint will give a talk on ancient Israel on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Symonds Room at Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge.
The topic is “Capital Punishment in Ancient Israel.” The talk will examine trial procedures, examination of witnesses, acceptable evidence, rights of accused, and rules governing judicial decision-making. This talk will be based exclusively on medieval and ancient primary sources. It should be of particular interest to Bible study groups, those who enjoy history and members of legal and police professions. The talk is free and refreshments will be served.