Epigraphy and Daily Life – Conference in Memory of Hanan Eshel

From the Agade list:

“See, I will bring a scroll recounting what befell me” (Ps 40:8)

The Second International Conference of the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center
of Jewish History, Epigraphy and Daily Life – From the Bible to the Talmud,
is dedicated to the memory of Professor Hanan Eshel, who sadly died on 8 April of this year at the age of 52, and will take place on Sunday, 2 January, 2011, The Nanotechnology Building (no. 206), Bar-Ilan University. Here is the program:

09:15 – 09:45 Reception
09:45 – 10:30 Greetings

Chair: Dr. Esther Eshel, Acting Head of the Jeselsohn Center,
Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University
Prof. Eliezer Tauber, Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Avraham Faust, Chair, The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of
Israel Studies and Archeology, Bar-Ilan University

10:30 – 12:00 Session 1: The First Temple Period
Chair: Dr. Ze’ev Meshel, Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Shmuel Ahituv, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Kuntillet Ajrud Inscriptions: Language and Religion

Prof. Amihai Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Comments on 10-9th Centuries BCE Inscriptions from the Land of Israel
and their Research

Prof. Aaron Demsky, Bar-Ilan University
Researching Literacy in Ancient Israel – Recent Approaches

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Session 2: The Second Temple Period
Chair: Prof. Amos Kloner, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Lester L. Grabbe (University of Hull, UK)
Scribes, Writing, and Epigraphy in the Second Temple Period

Dr. Ada Yardeni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Unprovenanced Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea

Prof. Uriel Rappaport, University of Haifa
Historical Aspects of the Jewish Coin Inscriptions

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 3: The Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods
Chair: Prof. Albert Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Uzi Leibner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Inscriptions from the Synagogue of Khirbet Wadi Hamam

Dr. David Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority
Jewish Stamps for Bread, Wine and Olive Oil

Prof. Gideon Bohak, Tel-Aviv University
Amulets in the Daily Lives of Jews in Antiquity

16:30 – 17:15 Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:15 Special Session in Memory of Hanan Eshel
Chair: Dr. David Jeselsohn, Founder of the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center
of Jewish History

Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University
Hanan Eshel’s Contribution to the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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