Tag Archives: Tel Aviv University

A Statement By the Faculty of Tel Aviv University Concerning an Advert in Biblical Archaeology Review

Oded Lipschits has sent along this public statement: Statement by faculty members of the Marco and Sonia Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, regarding the alleged use of mechanical excavator at Tel Socoh A defamatory, anonymous paid advertisement, alleging … Continue reading

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The Ashdod/Yam Archaeological Excavations

Visit their website here.  Alexander has done a really nice job with it.   The project is the joint project of the University of Tel Aviv and Leipzig University.

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The MA In Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University

Along with the MA in Archaeology Tel Aviv also offers an International MA in Jewish Studies.  Go to the link for all the details.  Here are the basics: Tel Aviv University offers the world’s only one-year intensive MA in Jewish Studies taught … Continue reading

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The MA In Archaeology at Tel Aviv

They’ve put together now a fine brochure which you can access directly here. For loads more information on the program, visit their website here.  If you’re interested, apply.  Tel Aviv is a beautiful city and there’s nothing lacking in its … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv University Announcement

Oded Lipschits writes I am happy to share with you information regarding the third year of our unique program at Tel Aviv University, the International MA in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible. The program combines theoretical … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Archaeology in the Service of Ideology in Israel

It’s a new essay in Bible and Interpretation worth reading by Rami Arav. He concludes with this amazing claim- A prominent Tel Aviv University archaeologist, Z. Herzog, complained a few years ago in an article in the prestigious Israeli paper … Continue reading

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Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity

This is fascinating. “Identity theft” seems a uniquely 21st-century crime, and is very common in the contemporary world. But in a new book, Prof. Miriam Eliav-Feldon of Tel Aviv University‘s Department of Historyobserves that identity theft and associated fraud have deep historical roots. From … Continue reading

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Further on the Tel Aviv ‘City of David’ Excavation

In consultation with experts ‘on the ground’ I have learned that- 1. The area of the Tel Aviv excavation is on the “City of David” ridge (and known as such for the last century): this ridge was excavated by the … Continue reading

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Elad And Tel Aviv University: A Marriage, Evidently, Not Smiled Upon By All

Ha’aretz reports Tel Aviv University administrators on Monday received a petition signed by dozens of senior academics from Israel and abroad calling on the university to withdraw its participation in archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem’s City of David. The national … Continue reading

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What is Archaeology? Trends and Currents in Contemporary Archaeological Discourse in Israel

Via Oded Lipschits on FB- The Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition– What is Archaeology? Trends and Currents in Contemporary Archaeological Discourse in Israel Thursday, December 27, 2012, Room 496, Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University (All lectures are in Hebrew). 9.00-9.30 – Reception … Continue reading

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Elad and The Manipulation of Facts in Silwan

An interesting essay today over on Art Info which contains this usefully instructive paragraph which so nicely encapsulates what Elad is all about: A 2006 report by Ir Amim, a left-wing advocacy group focused on Jerusalem, described one instance in … Continue reading

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The 11th c. BCE Desecrated Temple at Beth Shemesh

Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines. The newly discovered sacred complex is comprised of an elevated, massive circular … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: ‘Summer 2012 New Discoveries and Innovations’ (Tel Aviv University)

Excavations of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University Thursday, November 1, 2012, Room 223, Gilman Building 15:45-16:15 – Gathering and Refreshments 16:15-17:30 – First Session Greetings by the director of the Institute, Oded Lipschits Awarding … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Ancient Greece and Ancient Israel: Interactions and Parallels (10th-4th Centuries BCE)

October 28-30, 2012 Room 496, Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University: Collaboration between the European Network for the Study of Ancient Greek History and Tel Aviv University. Conference Organizers: Irad Malkin, History Department, Tel Aviv University and a member of the European … Continue reading

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The Last Day at Azekah…

Of this year’s excavation season anyway.   Check out their beautiful photos here.  And think about joining them next year, July 14th, when the digging resumes.  And if you can’t attend, consider donating so that they can have more funding! … Continue reading

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A Plea to the Excavators at Azekah: Emergency Situation

Azekah-ites, I beg you- run over to Robert Cargill’s hut and take down his wash and BURN IT!  Do civilization a favor, just toss those tie dyes in a pile and send them up in smoke to God.  It may … Continue reading

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A Participant Reflects on Digging at Megiddo

Over on the Tel Aviv U. blog a volunteer writes It has always been a dream of mine to have the pleasure and the ability to get involved in an excavation in Israel or the Middle East in general.  Insufficient funds, … Continue reading

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The Azekah Excavation Begins!

It’s the first time since 1899 that the site has been studied!  Isn’t that amazing?  There are loads of photos here– and I note in a couple I’ve featured below that there’s a kid with a camera!  There’s always one … Continue reading

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Sad News: The Death of Itzhaq Beit-Arieh

Via Jack Sasson- It is with great sadness that the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University announces the passing of its long-time colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus Itzhaq Beit-Arieh. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, July 13, at … Continue reading

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Will You Be Excavating At Azekah?

Then there’s something you should know– TEAM MEMBER INFORMATION PACKET for the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition and Tel Sochoh Excavations. Go to our website – http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/azekah/ or directly to: http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/azekah%20pack.pdf. Via Oded Lipschits and Ido Koch on FB. Related articles The … Continue reading

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