Conference: Archaeology and Text: Toward Establishing a Meaningful Dialogue between Written Sources and Material Finds

On Sunday-Monday, May 10th-11th, 2015, a very interesting international meeting will be held in Jerusalem and Ariel, organized by Drs. Itzik Shai and Yonatan Adler of Ariel University.

The conference “Archaeology and Text: Toward Establishing a Meaningful Dialogue between Written Sources and Material Finds”, will deal with the interface between text and archaeology from various perspectives, dealing with methodological and practical issues relating to various periods, cultures and examples.

See here the details of the very interesting program: Archaeology and Text meeting – Schedule

I will be giving a paper on some thoughts on the interface between archaeological and the Bible (The Interface between Text and Artifact: Back to Basics? Some thoughts on “Bible and Spade”), and there are quite a few lectures which I am very much looking forward to hearing. I assume that the discussions will be very interesting as well!

Aren

4 thoughts on “Conference: Archaeology and Text: Toward Establishing a Meaningful Dialogue between Written Sources and Material Finds

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  2. Oddly enough, this is post is about the context of my question. As I learn and study, I’d like to be able to incorporate more into my work as it regards archaeology. At the moment, I am focused on Leviticus, ritual, etc. What is a good introductory book that will provide me a solid framework by which to continue learning about the archaeology of the Middle-East and how it may contribute to my studies? Size does not daunt me.

    Many thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!

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    1. arenmaeir

      Will – Hi! I suggest you look at any of the books that deal with archaeology and the Bible for a start. For example, the classical text by Ami Mazar. For specific discussions on the religion(s) of Israel and the archaeological remains, see for example Ziony Zevit’s book on Israelite religion.
      Aren

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