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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

Archaeology of Roman Palestine

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session I: The 2019–2023 Excavation Seasons at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee  In this session, staff members of the Huqoq Excavation Project (under the direction of Jodi Magness) will provide an update on the discoveries at Huqoq since 2019, including the repurposing of the Late Roman synagogue as a Late Medieval synagogue, and newly-discovered mosaics depicting the biblical stories of Deborah, Jael, and Barak from Judges 4.   Session II: Book Review Panel: Yonatan Adler, The Origins of Judaism: An Archaeological-Historical Reappraisal (Yale University Press, 2022)  Yonatan Adler’s recent monograph, The Origins of Judaism: An Archaeological-Historical Reappraisal (Yale University Press, 2022), challenges traditional assumptions regarding the emergence of Torah observance among ordinary Judeans by combining archaeological evidence and literary sources to argue that a commonly practiced Judaism (including the keeping of dietary and ritual purity laws, distinct approaches to figural art, and other Torah-based practices) is only attested from the Hasmonean period onward. This book review panel engages Adler’s provocative but significant thesis as well as considers its broader historical implications from a variety of archaeological and textual perspectives. 

Program Unit Chairs

Dennis Mizzi
Matthew J. Grey

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