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Friday, April 21, 2006

Conference Announcement: David and Goliath - New Discoveries

Dr. Jim West forwarded the following from the Agade mailing list:


In the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient History, Philology, and Medicine (Lectures in Hebrew)

The conference will take place in the auditorium of the central building in the Industrial Park of Omer (near Beer-Sheva) on Monday, April 24, 2006 from 16:30 - 19:00. Free parking is available.

The Program of the Conference:
  • 16:30 - Gathering and Light Refreshments
  • 16:50 - Greetings and Introductory Remarks
    • Prof. Rivka Karmi, President of Ben-Gurion University
    • Prof Vladimir Berginer, Chairman of the 'David's Victory' Foundation
  • 17:00 - Dr. Gabriel Barkai, "Jerusalem in the Davidic Period - Problems and Facts"
  • 17:40 - Prof. Aren Maeir, "The Archaeological Excavations at Gath of the Philistines and the Evidence Concerning Goliath"
  • 18:20 - Prof. Vladimir Berginer and Prof. Chaim Cohen, "The Nature of Goliath's Visual Disorder and the Actual Role of His Personal Bodyguard: נשא הצנה nś) hsnh (1 Sam 17:7,41)"

Immediately after the conference (for those interested), there will be a screening of the film "Footsteps of Goliath" (in English), a production of the History-Science channel of Canada-Holland TV.

Free parking is available alongside the entrance gate to the Industrial Park of Omer, opposite the Luzzato Building.



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