[b-hebrew] Conference: Epigraphy and Daily Life - in memeory of Hanan Eshel

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Dec 19 04:31:08 EST 2010


Dear All,


Please excuse the cross-posting, but I'm sure that this will be of interest
to many on the list.




Yigal Levin







"See, I will bring a scroll recounting what befell me" (Ps 40:8)

The Second International Conference of the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center of
Jewish History:

Epigraphy and Daily Life - From the Bible to the Talmud

Dedicated to the memory of Professor Hanan Eshel

Sunday, 2 January, 2011, The Nanotechnology Building (no. 206)

Bar-Ilan University


 09:15 - 09:45   Reception

09:45 - 10:30   Greetings

   Chair: Dr. Esther Eshel, Acting Head of the Jeselsohn Center, Bar-Ilan


Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Eliezer Tauber, Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan

Prof. Avraham Faust, Chair, The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel
Studies and Archeology, Bar-Ilan University 

10:30 - 12:00   Session 1: The First Temple Period

  Chair: Dr. Ze'ev Meshel, Tel-Aviv University 

  Prof. Shmuel Ahituv, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  The Kuntillet Ajrud Inscriptions: Language and  Religion

Prof. Amihai Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Comments on 10-9th Centuries BCE Inscriptions from the Land of Israel and
their Research        

  Prof. Aaron Demsky, Bar-Ilan University 

 Researching Literacy in Ancient Israel - Recent Approaches

  12:00 - 13:00   Lunch 

  13:00 - 14:30   Session 2: The Second Temple Period

Chair: Prof. Amos Kloner, Bar-Ilan University

  Prof. Lester L. Grabbe (University of Hull, UK)

Scribes, Writing, and Epigraphy in the Second Temple Period

  Dr. Ada Yardeni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Unprovenanced Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea

  Prof. Uriel Rappaport, University of Haifa

Historical Aspects of the Jewish Coin Inscriptions

14:30 - 15:00  Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30  Session 3: The Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods

Chair: Prof. Albert Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University

  Dr. Uzi Leibner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Inscriptions from the Synagogue of Khirbet Wadi Hamam

  Dr. David Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority

Jewish Stamps for Bread, Wine and Olive Oil 

  Prof. Gideon Bohak, Tel-Aviv University

Amulets in the Daily Lives of Jews in Antiquity

16:30 - 17:15  Coffee Break

17:15 - 18:15   Special Session in Memory of Hanan  Eshel

Chair: Dr. David Jeselsohn, Founder of the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center of
Jewish History

Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University

Hanan Eshel's Contribution to the Study of the Dead Sea Scorlls


Conference Committee: Dr. Esther  Eshel, Prof. Aaron Demsky, Dr.Yigal Levin,
Prof. Eyal Regev, Orit Kandel 

For Details: Orit Kandel -  kandel.orit at gmail.com


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