Archaeology: Megiddo and Ancient Israel
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  • Archaelogy: Megiddo and Ancient Israel


    Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF)—JCCGW invite you to hear Israel’s best known archaeologist:

    Israel Finkelstein

    Tel Aviv University



    BAS Bible & Archaeology Fest XVI

    Plenary Session


    Friday, November 22, 2013

    7:00 PM

    Embassy Suites Hotel, Baltimore (formerly Tremont Plaza Hotel)

    222 St. Paul Place

    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Megiddo, often referred to as “Biblical Armageddon,” has been cited by world renowned archaeologist Israel Finkelstein as “the richest site ever dug in Israel.” Come find out why! His illustrated lecture will review Tel Megiddo after 20 years of fieldwork, highlighting the latest significant finds. Dr. Finkelstein will explore the end of the Egypto-Canaanite system, the continuity of Canaanite life in Iron Age I, the question of Solomon at Megiddo, and the dating of the Megiddo palaces to the time of the Omride Dynasty.

    This lecture is free for Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) and Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) members.  If you are interested in joining either organization, contact  for BAF or for BASONOVA. Non members need to register for the conference. 

    Dr. Finkelstein’s lecture is part of a two and a half day conference called Bible Fest; it also features the following Israeli archaeologists talking about the following topics:

    Dr. Uzi Avner: “The Role of the Desert in the Formation of Ancient Israel”

    Dr. Avner served as the District Archaeologist of the Southern Negev for the Israel Antiquities Authority from 1977 to 1999. Since then he has been teaching desert archaeology at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and at Ben-Gurion University.

    Dr. Bezalel Porten: "David the Good and David the Bad"

    DrPorten has degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary (Rabbi, M.A.) as well as Columbia University (Ph.D.). He taught at the University of California in both Berkeley and Davis before making aliyah in Israel 1968. Professor Porten retired from the Hebrew University as a professor emeritus in 1998.​

    Dr. Norma Franklin: “Jezreel and the View from Jezebel’s Window”

    Dr. Franklin is a field archaeologist who is happiest with complex stratigraphy. Other interests include ancient building techniques, water systems, and technology – old and new. Her research has focused on the three key cities of the Northern Kingdom of Israel: Samaria, Megiddo and Jezreel.



    Date & Time:Friday, 11.22.2013, 19:00 - 20:00Place:Embassy Suites (formerly Tremont Plaza Hotel): 222 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202
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