Monday, November 10, 2008

Conference: New Studies on Jerusalem

The Ingeborg Rennert Center, The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University invite you to

The 14th Annual Conference of The Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies
"NEW STUDIES ON JERUSALEM"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

8:20 gathering

8:45 opening remarks:
Prof. M. Orfali, Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University
Prof. J. Schwartz, Director of the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies
Prof. A Faust & Dr. E. Baruch, conference organizers

Session 1 – 9:00- 10:30
Chair: Aaron Demsky

Eilat Mazar
The Stepped Stone Structure in the City of David in Light of the New Excavations in Area G

Moshe Garsiel
The Elah Valley's Battle, the Duel of David's and Goliath and Why Goliath's Head and Weapons End Up in Jerusalem

Avraham Faust
Sennacherib's Campaign to the Judean Highlands and Jerusalem: A New Perspective

Tsvika Tsuk
"And Brought the Water to the City" (2 Kings 20, 20): Water Consumption in Jerusalem in the Biblical Period

Discussion
Break

Special Discussion- 10:50-11:40

Shlomo Bunimovits & Avraham Faust
The Archaeology of the Biblical Period in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a New Dialogue between Archaeology and the Bible

Discussion
Break

Session 2 – 12:00- 13:50
Chair: Ben-Zion Rozenfeld

Joseph Patrich
On the Chamber Called House of Stone (beth even), Which was Facing the Northeast Corner of the Temple Building (birah) (Mishnah, Parah 3:1)

Michael Ben-Ari
Recollections of the Temple: Between Yavne and Lod and Between the Ideal and the Real

Ehud Netzer
How to Handle the Different Reconstructions of the Temple and its Surrounding Courts

Joshua Schwartz
The Temple Cult Without the Sages: Prolegomena on the Description of the Second Temple Period Cult according to Sources of the Second Temple Period

Yehoshua Peleg
The Pre-Herodian Sanctified Temple Area and Outer Court.

Discussion
Lunch Break

Session 3 – 14:50-17:00
Chair: Hanan Eshel

Eyal Baruch
The Palatial Mansion in Jerusalem: Class and Ideology

Yuval Shahar
The Concept of the Temple Mount in the Second Temple Period

Ram Bouchnick, Nimrod Marom & Guy Bar-Oz
"Rams from Moab and Ewes from Hebron": Herd Maintenance Strategies in the Late Second Temple Period in Jerusalem

Zachi Zweig
New Information from Various Temple Mount Excavations from the Last Hundred Years

Yair Talmor
Between the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Nea Church - The Religious Space of Byzantine Jerusalem

Discussion
Break

Session 4 - 17:20- 19:10
Chair: Yvonne Friedman

Peretz Reuven
"A Female Slave from the Harem Who Became the Mother of the Caliph": a Suggestion to Connect an Unknown inscription from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Mother of the Abbasid Caliph Al- Muqtadir."

Nissim Dana
The Prophet Mohammad's Night Ascent to Heaven: A Review of the Passage in the Qur'an and in Other Islamic Sources

Shelomo Lotan
The Symbolism of Jerusalem and the House of King David in the Teutonic Military Order Medieval Heritage

Josef Drory
The Contribution of Franciscan Documents for Esteem of the Local Minorities' Rights in Mamluk Jerusalem

Oded Shay
The Beginning of Historical Documentation and Modern Archives of the General Population in Jerusalem at the End of the Ottoman Period

Discussion

The conference proceedings (app. 400 pp. including 2 articles in English and 20 articles in Hebrew, with English abstracts) will be on sale during the conference.

HT: Joe Lauer

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5 Comments:

  • Hello,
    Do you know if these lectures will be on sale at some point after the conference, for those of us that can't make it there?

    Thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Nov 11, 11:19:00 AM  

  • You know, I'm slumming here in Jerusalem at the moment. I may look into to this if I'm done with what I want to do on Thursday.

    PS - I posted a picture on my blog just for you, Todd:

    fpeb.blogspot.com , or for just the picture
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_43_X7zFHQs8/SRiJPnr7MFI/AAAAAAAAAo4/pBHgvRlOY-8/s1600-h/post7.jpg

    By Anonymous Al Sandalow, at Tue Nov 11, 12:20:00 PM  

  • Al - thanks for the note. The conference is in the Tel Aviv area and in Hebrew.

    Anon - I don't know if the lectures will be on sale afterwards, but if they are, they'll be in Hebrew.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Tue Nov 11, 12:27:00 PM  

  • wow, amazing...what a line up!

    By Blogger DellaRose, at Tue Nov 11, 01:00:00 PM  

  • OK, thanks a lot for your help...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 14, 12:28:00 PM  

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