International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in London

From July 4-7, the SBL holds its 2011 International Meeting in King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, London, UK.

On the 6th of July, from 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm in Room 1.10 Franklin Wilkins, there will be a meeting on:

A Dialogical Approach to Archaeology and the Bible: Insights from the Excavations at Tall el-Hammam, Jordan

Tall el-Hammam, the Upper and Lower Talls in the Kikkar (circular disk) of the Jordan. Photo: © Leen Ritmeyer

As staff member of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, I will be participating in the program:

Brandy A. Forrest, Trinity Southwest University, Presiding

Ziad al-Saad, Department of Antiquities, Jordan 
Greetings from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (5 min)

Steven Collins, Trinity Southwest University
 From Text to Ground and Back: The Dialogical Integration of Archaeology and Biblical Studies in the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project (12 min)

Gary A. Byers, Trinity Southwest University
 Kingdoms and Characters: Tall el-Hammam and the Biblical Record (15 min)

Steven Collins, Trinity Southwest University 
Tall el-Hammam and the Eastern Kikkar Sites: Geographical Foundation of the Biblical “Cities of the Plain” Formula (15 min)

Lucy A. Clayton, Binghampton University
 Land of the Kikkar: The Anthropology of the Tall el-Hammam City State (13 min)

Brandy A. Forrest, Trinity Southwest University 
Touching the Biblical World: Facts and Artifacts from Tall el-Hammam (15 min)
Break (30 min)

Leen Ritmeyer, Ritmeyer Archaeological Design 
Representing the Past: Architectural Reconstruction Drawings from Tall el-Hammam (15 min)

Carroll A. Kobs, Trinity Southwest University 
“Lot Sat in the Gateway of Sodom” (Gen 19:1): Tall el-Hammam’s Massive Defenses (10 min)

Carroll A. Kobs, Trinity Southwest University 
Goddess of the Eastern Kikkar: An Iron Age II Ammonite Figurine from Tall el-Hammam (10 min)

Kennett Schath, Trinity Southwest University 
Mourning and Memorial: Insights from Tall el-Hammam’s Megalithic Sacrescape (10 min)

David Maltsberger, Baptist University of the Americas
 Balancing Archaeology, Faith, and Jordan’s National Economy (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)

The complete program can be seen here.

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