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Chronological and Spatial Changes in the Rural Settlement Sector of Ancient Israel during the Iron Age: An Overview

Avi Faust has uploaded his essay to Academia.edu-

The rural settlement sector of Iron Age Israel did not attract much scholarly attention, and although various discussions were published over the years, those tended to be specific and did not present overall developments and trends. It is therefore the aim of this article to present, for the first time, an overview on this neglected settlement sector during the Iron Age. The article will review the evidence, mainly on the basis of excavations, and will reconstruct the developments and changes this sector experienced at the time. The data will enable us to discuss questions related to social structure on the one hand, and to assess the influence of the various historical events and processes on rural settlement patterns on the other hand. These processes include the Iron Age I settlement phenomenon, the emergence of various polities in the Iron IIA, as well as the incorporation of the region within the Assyrian, and later Babylonian, empires.

Enjoy.

Avraham Faust at Harvard University

sdsAnd you can bet he won’t be talking about some unprovenanced modern forgery either.  Rather, he’ll be discussing archaeology and Saul, David and Solomon, Wednesday the 13th at 7 PM.

Check out the link above for all the details.  With thanks to Seth Sanders for mentioning it on the FB.

Our Colloquium With Avraham Faust is Upon Us

Beginning Sunday, on the Biblical Studies List, Avraham Faust will join us for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, recently published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.  There’s still time to join the list so that you can take part in the discussion if you would like to.  This will serve as the final reminder.  Do join us and take part in what will doubtless be a stimulating exchange.

The Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. was a watershed event in the history of Judah, the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the exilic period, during which many of the biblical texts were probably written. The conquest left clear archaeological marks on many sites in Judah, including Jerusalem, and the Bible records it as a traumatic event for the population. Less clear is the situation in Judah following the conquest, that is, in the sixth century, a period with archaeological remains the nature and significance of which are disputed. The traditional view is that the land was decimated and the population devastated. In the last two decades, scholars arguing that the land was not empty and that the exile had little impact on Judah’s rural sector have challenged this view. This volume examines the archaeological reality of Judah in the sixth century in order to shed new light on the debate. By expanding research into new avenues and examining new data, as well as by applying new methods to older data, the author arrives at fresh insights that support the traditional view of sixth-century Judah as a land whose population, both urban and rural, was devastated and whose recovery took centuries.

You can read the introduction here.

In One Week…

Avraham Faust has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.  There’s still time to join the list so that you can take part in the discussion.

Be sure to have the book read so that you can participate fully in the discussion.

Colloquium with Avraham Faust

I’ve mentioned this before but it’s certainly worth repeating-  Avraham Faust has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.  There’s ample time to get the book.  And there’s even more time to join the list so that you can take part in the discussion.

Another Colloquium to Add to the List

I’ve already announced that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. Our discussion will take place November 1-10.

And that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And as well that Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

Well, now we’re adding another to the list so the upcoming months should really be amazing in terms of our opportunities to discuss new publications with their authors:  February 11-17 Carol and Eric Meyers will be with us on the Biblical Studies List discussing their volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics, and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23-24, 2009.

These discussions are aimed at giving us the chance to ask questions and receive answers of leading scholars in the fields of biblical studies and archaeology.  Join us.  But be sure to read the book first!

Colloquia Reminder

Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. Our discussion will take place November 1-10.

I’m also pleased to announce that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled forDecember 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

We are thrilled to have them all as our guests.

Colloquia Reminder

For new readers, and forgetful old ones-

I’m happy to announce that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. It’s available in paperback from Amazon for $28. A bargain.  Our discussion will take place November 1-10 and if you would like to take part, – Get the book, and read it. Then, when the time comes, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Magness and other leading scholars on the contents.

I’m also pleased to announce that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

We are thrilled to have them all as our guests.

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Colloquium Announcement

I am exceedingly pleased to announce that, following our colloquia with Jodi Magness and Avraham Faust, Eric Meyers of Duke University will be our guest on the biblical studies list to discuss his new volume, ‘Alexander to Constantine‘.

Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book.  Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes that impacted world history during the Greco-Roman period.

Professor Meyers will be joining us January 13-20, 2013.  This will surely give those interested in taking part opportunity to get a copy of the book and fully digest it.

We’re very, very grateful to Eric, and Jodi, and Avi, for coming along with us in our journey of intellectual exploration together.  If you’d like to take part in any of the discussions coming up, just join the discussion group.

Colloquia

In case you’ve missed it-

I’m happy to announce that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List  (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biblical-studies/) for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. It’s available in paperback from Amazon for $28. A bargain.

Our discussion will take place November 1-10 and if you would like to take part,  get the book, and read it. Then, when the time comes, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Magness and other leading scholars on the contents.

I’m also pleased to announce that Avraham Faust has agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

Another Colloquium Announcement: Avraham Faust our Guest on the Biblical Studies List

I mentioned the other day the appearance of Avi’s new volume just published by SBL- Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period.  I’m exceedingly pleased to announce that he has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium December 2-10.   This will follow the previously announced colloquium with Jodi Magness scheduled for Nov 1-10.

This will be a very engaging series of discussions and again, you are invited to join us.

1- Sign into the Discussion list.  It is a closed, tightly moderated list which allows only persons taking part in the list to read or post.

2- Get the book, and read it.  Then, when the time comes, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Faust and other leading scholars on the contents.

SBL is very good about getting books to buyers quite quickly so there should be no issues with people who wish to discuss it with its author experiencing any delays.

We would, again, love to have you join us and we would be very pleased if you would help spread the word.  And I want to thank Prof. Faust for agreeing to take part (and Prof. Magness again as well).

The Canaanite Village: Social Structure of Middle Bronze Age Rural Communities

Avraham Faust has uploaded a copy of his essay to Academia.edu titled The Canaanite Village: Social Structure of Middle Bronze Age Rural Communities, (Levant 37: 105-125).

Certainly worthwhile reading.  Enjoy.