Monday, January 19, 2009

Conference: New Light on the Period of King David

NEW LIGHT ON THE PERIOD OF KING DAVID
In the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient History, and Epigraphy

INVITATION

Ben-Gurion University
'David's Victory' Foundation

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE:
NEW LIGHT ON THE PERIOD OF KING DAVID
In the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient History, and Epigraphy

The conference will take place in the auditorium of the central building in the Industrial Park of Omer (near Beer-Sheva) on Thursday, February 12, 2009.

Program of the Conference:

16:00 – 16:30  Gathering and Light Refreshments

16:30 – 16:40  Greetings and Introductory Remarks:

  • Mr. Aharon Yadlin, Assistant Chairman of the Executive Board of Ben-Gurion University and Former Minister of Education and Culture of the State of Israel
  • Prof. Vladimir Berginer, President of the 'David's Victory' Foundation
  • Chairman of the Session: Prof. Chaim Cohen, Academic Advisor of the 'David's Victory' Foundation

16:40 – 17:30  Prof. Yosef Garfinkel and Mr. Sa`ar Ganor, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University: "Sha`arayim – A Judaean City from the Time of King David in the Elah Valley"

17:30 – 18:05  Dr. Eilat Mazar, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University: "The Palace of David in the City of David"

18:05 – 18:40  Dr. Haggai Misgav, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University: "The Ostracon (the New Inscription) from Khirbet Qeiyafa"

18:40 – 19:00  Prof. Vladimir Berginer, President of the 'David's Victory' Foundation: "The 'David's Victory' Foundation and the Memorial Site Commemorating David's Victory over Goliath in the Elah Valley" [including the screening of a new six-minute film]

FREE ADMISSION

Free parking is available alongside the entrance gate to the Industrial Park of Omer, opposite the Luzzato Building.

The Academic Conferences Organized by the 'David's Victory' Foundation:
2003 – First Academic Conference
2006 – Second Academic Conference
2009 – Third Academic Conference

HT: Agade (via Joe Lauer).

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3 Comments:

  • Unless someone lets something slip beforehand, I'm sure that all eyes will be on Dr. Haggai Misgav's presentation "The Ostracon (the New Inscription) from Khirbet Qeiyafa" for from it we may finally learn something definite about the language and contents of the ostracon. As late as December 10, 2008, David Willner (of Foundation Stone) reported on the Elah Fortress Blog that "the shard with the text remains shrouded in mystery. Dr. Misgav sat with Professor Garfinkel last night and we hope to have some really surprising things to say soon." As Dr. Misgav is the epigraphist invited to decipher and publish the ostracon, one can hope that his presentation will be full of information and not merely a reprise of what's already known with a promise of future revelations.

    By Anonymous Joseph I. Lauer, at Mon Jan 19, 03:33:00 PM  

  • Do you know if these lectures will be in English or Hebrew? I am currently here in Israel and am considering going to them.

    By Anonymous Jeff, at Fri Feb 06, 03:50:00 PM  

  • Jeff - I would be surprised if the lectures are not in Hebrew.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Fri Feb 06, 04:15:00 PM  

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