Scholar in Residence in Hong Kong

On the weekend of Jan. 22-24, 2016, I will serve as the “Scholar in Residence” at the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong, and will give a series of five (!!) talks/lectures. So, if you are, by any chance, in Hong Kong that weekend, this might interest you!

Here is the (rather intensive…) program:

January 22-24, 2016
UJC Scholar-in-Residence
Archaeologist Aren Maeir
Prof. Maeir teaches Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is a prolific author and is the director of the Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan Expedition to Gath.

Join us for this exploration of the fascinating world of Biblical Archaeology.

Friday, 22nd January 2016
8:00am“What Kind of Job for a Nice Jewish Boy: A Life in Archaeology.”
Breakfast Chavurah

7:00pm “What Biblical Archaeology Can Tell Us – and What it Can’t.”
Professor Maeir will speak at Shabbat services and the discussion will continue at Shabbat dinner.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
9:30am“The Battle of David and Goliath Through the Lens of Archaeology (text study).”
Bagels, lox, and a thought-provoking discussion.

7:30pm“Politics and Archaeology in Israel and the Middle East.”
Join us for havdalah, dessert, and discussion with Professor Maeir.

Sunday, 24th January 2016
10:30am“The Search for the Home of Goliath: Excavations at Gath of the Philistines.”
A light bagel breakfast will be served.