Khirbet Qeiyafa Coming to New Orleans (via ASOR)

New Orleans will be hosting the annual meeting for the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) this November 18th – 21st. ASOR meetings draw hundreds of archeologists, scholars, students and specialists for a few days of presentations and discussions on the subject of Near Eastern Archaeology.

Khirbet Qeiyafa (The Elah Fortress) is featured on the first full day of the meeting. The schedule covers a full range of subjects relating to the excavation. Dr. Yossi Garfinkel and other scholars associated with Khirbet Qeiyafa will have taken a few months to research and analyze the summer’s excavation results before presenting at the ASOR meeting. It should be interesting to “officially” learn the significance of what we unearthed over the summer.

Thursday, November 19th

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – – Khirbet Qeiyafa I: A Fortified City in Judah from the Time of King David

Yosef Garfinkel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Saar Ganor (Israel Antiquities Authority) “The 2009 Excavation Season at Khirbet Qeiyafa” (25 min.)

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Paul D. Bauman (WorleyParsons), Yosef Garfinkel (Heb. U.), Brad Hansen (WorleyParsons), Jennifer MacDonald (WorleyParsons) and Kimberly Hume (WorleyParsons)

Geophysical and Aerial Photographic Investigations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel (25 min.)

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Michael D. Hasel (Southern Adventist University), “Area A: The Fortified Building at Khirbet Qeiyafa” (25 min.)

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Saar Ganor (Israel Antiquities Authority), “Khirbet Qeiyafa: A Two-Gate City from the Early 10th Century B.C.” (25 min.)

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General Discussion (20 min.)

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10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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

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

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David Ben-Shlomo (Heb U.), “Petrographic Analysis of Iron Age Pottery from Khirbet Qeiyafa” (20 min.)

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Haggai Misgav (Heb. U.), “The Ostracon and Khirbet Qeiyafa: Paleographical and Historical Implications” (20 min.)

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

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General Discussion (20 min.)

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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4 Responses to Khirbet Qeiyafa Coming to New Orleans (via ASOR)

  1. Marshal Ray says:

    This should make for a very extensive study of KQ.

  2. afrankangle says:

    Hope you get to attend.

    • lukechandler says:

      I am indeed going. I joined ASOR and have travel arrangements in place for November. The trip will also be my first to New Orleans, even if just for 3 days. Perhaps one year they’ll have it in Cincinnati!

  3. Jared Saltz says:

    I was really hoping to go to the SBL conference — which immediately follows ASOR — but it looks like it’s not going to be happening this year. I can’t really take that much time off of work, and it’s right in the middle of a lot of other obligations I’ve already made.

    However, next year is Atlanta, which is even closer!

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