Resources and Articles by Scott Copeland
Scott and Ronit Copeland came on aliyah in 1987 after many years of involvement with Young Judaea. Scott holds a B.A. from Brandeis University in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, and an M.A. from Hebrew University's Institute of Contemporary Jewry. Scott has worked as a teacher, tour guide, and educator in a wide variety of Israeli and Diaspora settings. He was the Education Director at Hadassah's Mt Scopus Youth Center, and directed the Archaeological Seminars Tour Guide Course under the supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Until the summer of 2002, Scott was a Fellow at the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows, a prestigious leadership development center for the Jewish educational world. As of August 2002, Scott was invited to join the faculty of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows, and serves as its Program Coordinator. In his military reserve duty, Scott is an officer with the IDF Spokesperson's Bureau. Yael, Scott and Ronit's daughter, is the first Copeland born in Jerusalem in the last 2000 years.
King David and his World:
All Too Human - The Biblical Account of King David's Rise to Power
King David, and the complex array of political forces which brought him to power, are a subject of great interest to the non-Biblical scholar. The political threats which the Philistine and Israelite armies represented to each other played a major role in bringing David's predecessor Saul to power; David's own charisma would engender another story, rife with historical drama, including a love affair with the daughter of the late king Saul, and a tragic friendship with Saul's son Jonathan, and , perhaps, David's role in the assassination of Jonathan's brother....
@ Beginnings of time - 70: Biblical Age