The first workshop for the 2016/2017 academic year of the Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times (RIAB), will be held this Thursday (January 19th, 2017) at Bar-Ilan University.
The workshop will deal with the archaeological evidence of the Hazael campaign to the south of the Land of Israel/Canaan, both from sites with direct evidence of this, sites with possible evidence of this, and sites from the same time period.
The title of the workshop is:
”And Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem”: Following Hazael’s Campaign to the South – An Archaeological Perspective
The workshop will start with short lectures about the relevant levels and finds from the five sites that will be discussed (Tell es-Safi/Gath, Gezer, Aphek/Antipatris, Jerusalem and Qubur el-Walayda).
Following lunch, a hands-on workshop with pottery from these sites will be presented, in which the participants will be able to see, touch, and discuss representative pottery from the relevant assemblages.
Here is the full invitation and schedule: riab-hazael-workshop_biu-jan-19-2017
Should be very interesting!