Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Fresh Fish, Cajun Style

A few weeks ago I received an E-mail advertising the upcoming annual BAS conference, & was surprised to see that the list of speakers included her royal-jar highness, Jane Cahill. A week or so went by, & I was reminded of it when I went grocery shopping:

But I've been too busy to blog. Then yesterday another trip to the store:

And another E-mail from BAS, so I decided tonight I should do this because the price may eventually go down 1 cent or up 2 cents, & then I might never have a reason to blog again!

Here's a list of all the LMLK friends &/or VIPs I'd enjoy listening to if I were attending this year's conferences in New Orleans:

Anson Rainey, Tel Aviv University
Whence Came the Israelites and Their Language?

Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University
Fleshing out the Bible at Philistine Gath: The Interface of Bible and Archaeology

Avraham Faust, Bar Ilan University
The Assyrian Peace: A Reexamination

Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California
Technology and Antiquity: The Latest on Recovering Ancient Texts and Artifacts

James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
Should the Gospel of John be Used in Jesus Research?

Jane Cahill, Tell el-Hammah Archaeological Project
*Q&A Panelist*

Yosef Garfinkel, Hebrew University
*Plenary Session Speaker*
Khirbet Qeiyafa: A Fortified City in Judah from the Time of King David

By the way, Prof. Garfinkel will have some interesting photos of jar handles with special impressions that in many ways parallel the LMLK phenomenon. For those of you planning to attend, your royal homework assignment is to visit this serendipitous entry at the Recipe Girl's blog. Prof. Garfinkel's excavation is so important that it now merits TWO (2) entire sessions at the upcoming ASOR conference:

A3 Khirbet Qeiyafa I: A Fortified City in Judah from the Time of King David

Theme: Focuses on the fieldwork conducted at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2009.

Yosef Garfinkel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Presiding

* Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor (Israel Antiquities Authority), "The 2009 Excavation Season at Khirbet Qeiyafa" (25 min.)

* Paul D. Bauman (WorleyParsons), Yosef Garfinkel, Brad Hansen (WorleyParsons), Jennifer MacDonald (WorleyParsons), and Kimberly Hume (WorleyParsons), "Geophysical and Aerial Photographic Investigations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel" (25 min.)

* Michael G. Hasel (Southern Adventist University), "Area A: The Fortified Building at Khirbet Qeiyafa" (25 min.)

* Saar Ganor, "Khirbet Qeiyafa: A Two-Gate City from the Early 10th Century B.C." (25 min.)

A8 Khirbet Qeiyafa II: A Fortified City in Judah from the Time of King David

Theme:. Focuses on the general results of the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations.

Michael G. Hasel, Presiding

* David L. Adams (Concordia Seminary), "Between Socoh and Azekah: The Biblical Identity of Khirbet Qeiyafa" (20 min.)

* Hoo-Goo Kang (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Yosef Garfinkel, "The Pottery Assemblage of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Early Iron Age IIA" (20 min.)

* David Ben-Shlomo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), "Petrographic Analysis of Iron Age Pottery from Khirbet Qeiyafa" (20 min.)

* Haggai Misgav (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), "The Ostracon from Khirbet Qeiyafa: Paleographical and Historical Implications" (20 min.)

* Respondent: William G. Dever (The University of Arizona, Emeritus) (20 min.)

Other lectures of interest by LMLK friends &/or VIPs (listed in the order they appear in the program brochure):

Randall W. Younker (Andrews University) and Constance Gane (Andrews University), "2008-9 Excavations at Tall Jalul, Jordan (Madaba Plains Project)" (20 min.)

Oded Borowski (Emory University) and Glenda Friend (University of New Mexico at Gallup), "Lahav Research Project: Phase IV Excavation at Tell Halif (Israel)" (20 min.)

Lynn Swartz Dodd (University of Southern California), "Monuments of Resistance: Gurgum and the Assyrian Conquest" (20 min.)

Steven Collins (Trinity Southwest University), "Tall el-Hammam Season Four: Data, Interpretations, and Insights from the 2009 Excavations" (24 min.)

Avraham Faust (Bar-Ilan University), "The Tel Eton Excavations (2008-2009)" (24 min.)

Aren M. Maeir (Bar-Ilan University) "The 2009 Season of Excavations at Tell Es-Safi/Gath" (22 min.)

Shlomo Bunimovitz (Tel Aviv University) "Revisiting the Sea Peoples in Cyprus and Canaan" (22 min.)

Jeffrey R. Zorn (Cornell University), "Reconsidering Goliath: An Iron I Philistine Maryannu" (22 min.)

Jeff Chadwick (Brigham Young University, Jerusalem Center), "The Earthquake of Amos and the Establishment of Judean Gath in the Eighth Century B.C.E." (22 min.)

Anson F. Rainey (Tel Aviv University), "Looking for Ziklag" (20 min.)

Jeffrey P. Hudon (Andrews University), "The LMLK Storage Jars and the Reign of Uzziah: Towards a Mid-Eighth Century B.C.E. Terminus a Quo for the Royal Jars of the Kingdom of Judah" (20 min.)

Hayah Katz (The Open University of Israel), "The Royal Estates in the Kingdom of Judah in View of the Archaeological Finds" (20 min.)

John S. Holladay (University of Toronto), "Assyria’s Loss, Israel and Damascus’ Gain: Assyrians and the Early South Arabian Camel Caravan Trade" (25 min.)

Song of the week: "Queens" by Cirque du Soleil (click the song title to visit Amazon; YouTube video below may eventually become unavailable).

G.M. Grena

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