Philistines! Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe

Sherd of Philistine pottery with a bird figure

“Philistines! Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe” is an international conference sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies, the Yeshiva University Museum and the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. It will take place on Nov. 17, 2019, and registration is now open. (To register by phone, call 800-838-3006.)

There will be three panel discussions.

Session 1: Chair: Ed Bleiberg (Brooklyn Museum of Art) with Aren Maeir (Bar-Ilan University, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Changing Perspectives on the Philistines), Louise Hitchcock (University of Melbourne, An Architectural Biography of the “Melbourne Megaron” in Area A) and Ann Killebrew (Pennsylvania State University, Philistines in Philistia: Interactions Between the Pentapolis Settlements and its Hinterland During the Iron I Period)

Session 2: Chair: David Danzig (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) with David Ben Shlomo (Ariel University, Philistine Society as Revealed by its Art, Iconography, and Cultic Artifacts), Sue Frumin (Bar-Ilan University, Cereals and Fruits of the Philistines—Signs of Identity and Involvement) and Jill Katz (Yeshiva University, Dynamics of Philistine Group Identity: From Barbarism to Civilization)

Session 3: Chair: David Moster (Institute for Biblical Culture) with Aaron Koller (Yeshiva University, Language, Script, and Philistine “Assimilation” in the Iron I and Iron II Levant), Jeff Chadwick (Brigham Young University, When Gath of the Philistines Became Gath of Judah) and Shalom Holtz (Yeshiva University, Jeremiah’s Prophecy to the Philistines (Jer. 47) as Literature and History).

For more information, go to the Center for Israel Studies.