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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Adams

SBL 2017

At this year’s Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference had an entire seat was dedicated to the excavations at Tel Megiddo:

The Megiddo Excavations: New Studies Reflecting on the Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel and Beyond

Matthew Adams, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Presiding

Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University Introduction: Pushing the Envelope of Scholarship at Megiddo

Eran Arie, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem New data on the end of the Late Bronze with implications for the withdrawal of Egypt and the arrival of Philistines

Lidar Sapir-Hen, Tel Aviv University Ancient DNA evidence and other clues for Egyptian-initiated expansion of dry-farming in Canaan as reaction to the dry climate crisis, ca. 1250-1100 BCE

Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University and Assaf Kleiman, Tel Aviv University New light on Josiah at Megiddo

Naama Yahalom-Mack, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Iron Working and the Emergence of the Northern Kingdom

Assaf Kleiman, Tel Aviv University and Margaret E. Cohen, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research New Evidence on the Megiddo Cult: “Centralization” in the Northern Kingdom?

David Reich, Harvard Medical School Ancient DNA from the population of Megiddo in the Second Millennium BCE

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