Event marking the publication of the new Jewish Study Bible – March 20th, 2015

Please note that on the evening of March 20th, 2015, at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, there will be an event to mark the publication of the 2nd edition of the Jewish Study Bible (which I noted previously).

During the evening, one of the editors (Mark Brettler), and several of the contributors (including yours truly), will present on issues relating to the volume.

See below for the full program. Do try and make it – it should be very interesting!


Jewish Study Bible event

My lecture at the College de France

As I wrote about earlier, today I gave a lecture at the College de France, at the invitation of Prof. Thomas Romer. The lecture dealt with new perspectives on the Philistines, primarily based on the finds from Tell es-Safi/Gath.

At some time in the future the lecture will be online on the website of the College de France. I’ll update when it will be online.

The lecture went very well – and I got an official medallion (!) for giving the lecture! That’s a first for me… :-)



Article on Safi ivory bowl appears online!

A study, in World Archaeology, on the ivory bowl which we found at Safi two seasons ago, has now appeared online.

The study is entitled:

Maeir, A. M., Davis, B., Horwitz, L. K., Asscher, Y., and Hitchcock, L. A. 2015 An Ivory Bowl from Early Iron Age Tell es-Safi/Gath (Israel) – Manufacture, Meaning and Memory. World Archaeology 47 (DOI 10.1080/00438243.2015.1009154)

Check it out!


Upcoming Levi-Sala Seminar at BGU – on Alalakh (April 30th, 2015)

First notices have been sent out regarding a very interesting seminar (the annual Irene Levi Sala Research Seminar), which will be held at Ben Gurion University, on April 30th 2015. Prof. Aslihan Yener will give a day long seminar on the excavations which she directs at Tell Atchana, ancient Alalakh.

See the official notice – Salla Seminar 2015_Atchana

Should be very interesting!


GVSU Skype lecture on line!

As I mentioned previously, last month, I gave a Skype lecture, on what we know about the Philistines, primarily based on our excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, for Grand Valley State University. This was in lieu of my lecture, in person, which I was supposed to present this past November, but was cancelled due to a mega snow storm which closed down the university.

And now, the entire lecture, just under an hour and a half long, is available on Youtube, courtesy of GVSU! Check it out!