FW: Conference in honor of Anson Rainey
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The Faculty of Jewish Studies
The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology
Tel Aviv University
The Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Cordially invite the public to the 30th annual conference of the Marin
(Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology:
"And They Went Up and Toured the Land" - in honor of Professor Anson F.
Rainey on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Thursday, May 6, 2010, Mintz Auditorium, Building 403, Bar-Ilan University.
8:30-9:00: Registration and Refreshments
Prof. Haim Taitelbaum, Vice Rector
Prof. Avraham Faust, Chair, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel
Studies and Archaeology
Prof. Shlomo Bunimovitz, Chair, Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and
Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
9:20-11:00: Session 1: Archaeology. Chair, Prof. Ze'ev Herzog
Yuval Gadot: The Central Coastal Plain in the Late Bronze Age - Geography,
History and Archaeology
Shlomo Bunimovitz and Zvi Lederman: The Hanan Clan: Epigraphic Evidence for
Iron Age Canaanite Continuity in the Northern Judean Shephelah
Avraham Faust: An Assemblage of Bullae from Tel 'Eton and the Development of
Administration in the Kingdom of Judah
Ze'ev Herzog: The Hezekiah/Josiah Cult Reform Debate: An Archaeological
11:30-13:30: Session 2: Linguistics and Bible. Chair, Prof. Shlomo Izre'el
Israel Knohl: Merneptah's "Israel" and Biblical "Israel"
Shawn Zelig Aster: Isaiah 31 and Relations Between Judah and Assyria During
the Reign of Sargon II
Gershon Galil: The Book of Joshua: Formation and Historical Reliability
Daniel Sivan: The Case System in Northwestern Semitic Languages
Chaim Cohen: Four New Philological Notes Concerning the Languages of the
El-Amarna Letters according to the Comparative Philological Method of Prof.
Moshe Held z"l
13:30-14:45: Lunch Break
14:45-16:30: Session 3: Historical Geography. Chair, Prof. Joshua Schwartz
Ze'ev Safrai: Historical Geography, 35 Years after Ben-Arieh
Aren Maeir: The Identification of Philistine Gath, 25 Years Later
Oded Lipschits: Further Thoughts on the Ancient Name of Ramat Rahel
Yigal Levin: The Identification of Khirbet Qeiyafa - A New Proposal
16:50-19:00: Session 4: History. Chair, Dr Boaz Zissu.
Dr. Paul Wright, Director, Jerusalem University College: Blessings and
comments about Anson Rainey (in English)
Victor Hurowitz: Demonyms and Toponyms : Symbolism and Hermeneutics
Brian Schultz: A New Proposal for Tamar/Tadmor in 1 Kings 9:18 (in English)
Aaron Demsky: The Phoenician Connection of the Greek Sphinx
R. Steven Notley: Was the Galilee No Longer Jewish in the Days of Judah
Closing Remarks - Prof. Anson F. Rainey
All papers will be in Hebrew unless English is specified.
Open admission. For information call 03-5318350 or email