RIAB Center Workshop on Votives – Dec. 19, 2018

Next Wednesday, on December 19, 2018, the RIAB Center will conduct a workshop on votive objects in the the Late Bronze and Iron Age Levant.

Here are the details of the workshop:

“Votive offerings in Ancient Israel, Aram and Surrounding Cultures”

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Laboratory of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project and the RIAB Minerva Center, located in the basement of the Judaic Studies Faculty Building (#410), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.

Schedule:

8:00-8:30           Gathering and refreshments

8:30-9:15           Angelika Berlejung (Leipzig) – “Gifts for life”: Votive offerings in Ancient Israel

9:15-10:00         Itzik Shai (Ariel) – Canaanite Votive Gifts and their Importance within their context at Tel Burna

10:00-10:30       Refreshments

10:30-11:15       Shua Kisilevitz (IAA and TAU) – What’s the Cache? Cultic Vessels and Figurines from the Temple at Moẓa

11:15-12:00       Maria Eniukhina (BIU) – Votive objects from the Iron Age I/IIA Temple in Area D, in the lower city of Tell es-Safi/Gath.

12:00-13:00       Lunch for presenters

RIAB Center workshop on Palace/Clan Relations

An excellent workshop of the RIAB Center on Palace/Clan Relations in the ANE was held at the University of Leipzig on Nov. 12-13, 2018 (for details, see here). The workshop, organized by Dr. Omer Sergi of Tel Aviv University (a RIAB center member), dealt with palace/clan relations in ancient Israel, Judah and the ancient Near East, with lectures dealing with archaeology, history, Biblical studies and ancient near eastern texts, by scholars from various universities and research institutions in Israel and Germany. In addition to the presenters themselves, a nice group of researchers and students from various German institutions participated in the two day event, which, in addition to the lectures included some fascinating and enlightening discussions.

Here are pictures from the two day colloquium:

RIAB Minerva Center Workshop on Palace-Clan Relations in the Ancient Near East – Leipzig, Nov. 12-13, 2018

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

19.00 Dinner

Tuesday, November 13th

08.45 Gathering

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

RIAB Center workshop on votives – Dec. 19, 2018

On December 19, 2018, the RIAB Center will conduct a workshop on votive objects in the the Late Bronze and Iron Age Levant.

Here are the details of the workshop:

“Votive offerings in Ancient Israel, Aram and Surrounding Cultures”

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Laboratory of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project and the RIAB Minerva Center, located in the basement of the Judaic Studies Faculty Building (#410), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.

Schedule:

8:00-8:30           Gathering and refreshments

8:30-9:15           Angelika Berlejung (Leipzig) – “Gifts for life”: Votive offerings in Ancient Israel

9:15-10:00         Itzik Shai (Ariel) – Canaanite Votive Gifts and their Importance within their context at Tel Burna

10:00-10:30       Refreshments

10:30-11:15       Shua Kisilevitz (IAA and TAU) – What’s the Cache? Cultic Vessels and Figurines from the Temple at Moẓa

11:15-12:00       Maria Eniukhina (BIU) – Votive objects from the Iron Age I/IIA Temple in Area D, in the lower city of Tell es-Safi/Gath.

12:00-13:00       Lunch for presenters

 

Interim schedule for RIAB Center activities for the 2018/2019 academic year

Interim list of planned events for the 2018/2019 academic year of the RIAB Minerva Center:

* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Palace-Clan Relations in the Ancient Near East” (organized by Dr. Omer Sergi), to be held in Leipzig, November 12-13, 2018. See here for the schedule: Minerva-RIAB- Palace Clan program_Nov2018

* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Votive offerings in Ancient Israel, Aram and Surrounding Cultures” (main presenter: Prof. Angelika Berlejung), to be held in Ramat-Gan, December 19, 2018.

* RIAB Minerva Center workshop on the subject of “Rulers and Rulership in Canaan: Between Egyptian Hegemony and Territorial states in LB-early Iron Canaan” (presenters, A. Berlejung, O. Sergi, I. Koch), to be held in Leipzig, January 15-16, 2019.

* RIAB Minerva Center Annual Meeting, on the subject of “Israel, Aram and the Phoenicians”, to be held in Ramat-Gan (BIU) and Jerusalem (IMJ), May 27-29, 2019.
Additional RIAB Minerva Center events for the 2018/2019 year will be announced at a later date.

Note: Mark your calendars for the dates of the 2020 RIAB Minerva Center Annual Meeting, to be held in Leipzig and Berlin (VAM), June 1-4, 2020.

Final Program of Conference: “Biblical Exegesis through the Ages”

Below is the final program of the international conference “Biblical Exegesis through the Ages”, held under the auspices of the Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Zalman Shamir Department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University, along with the Israel Society for Biblical Research, and the RIAB Minerva Center, will take place on Wednesday-Thursday, May 9-10, 2018.

Here is the program: Final program May 2018 bible dept conference