The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times will conduct a research colloquium on “Palace-Clan Relations in their Ancient Near Eastern Context” will be held on the 12–13 November 2018, at the Universität Leipzig, Campus Augustusplatz in the Neues Seminargebäude, Room S 203
Here is the schedule:
Monday, November 12th
14.00 Gathering, Coffee and Refreshments
14.30 Greetings and Introduction, Angelika Berlejung, Aren Maeir, Omer Sergi.
15.00 First Session: Palace-Clan Relations in Second and First Millennium BCE Mesopotamia
Brit Kärger, Universität Göttingen, Threats, Manslaughter and Gifts: Some Aspects of Political Control in the Kingdom of Mari in 2nd Millennium B.C.
Jacob Jan de-Ridder, Universität Leipzig, Family Companies and the Palace in Kültepe
16.30 Coffee Break
17.00 First Session – Continuation
Aaron Schmitt, Universität Mainz, Kinship and Palace-Clan Relations in Assyria during the Middle and Neo-Assyrian Periods: The Stela Site at Assur as a Case Study
Tuesday, November 13th
09.00 Second Session: Palace-Clan Relations in Judah and in Israel
Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University, Palace-Clan Relations in Iron Age Judah: What do we know? What can we assume?
Hannes Bezzel, Universität Jena, Beth Saul–Beth David–Beth Judah–Beth Israel: A Bipolar, Triangular or Quadrangular Relationship?
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 Second Session – Continuation
Henrik Pfeifer, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, The Story of Ehud and the ‘Book of Saviors’
Assaf Kleiman, Tel Aviv University, Storage Jars, Inscriptions and Stamp Impressions: An Archaeological Perspective on Palace-Clan Relations in the Kingdom of Israel.
12.30 Lunch Break
14.00 Third Session: Archaeological and Historical Test Case in the Jezreel Valley, Israel
Karen Covallo-Paran, Israel Antiquities Authority, Ḥorvat Tevet in the Jezreel Valley as a Test Case for Palace-Clan Relations in Omride Israel.
Omer Sergi, Tel Aviv University, Palace Clan Relations in the Kingdom of Israel and the Case of the Tribe of Issachar.
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 Concluding Discussion