Expressions of Cult in the Southern Levant: Manifestations in Text and Material Culture (Research Group Conference)

Mon, 19/05/2014 to Wed, 21/05/2014



Oren Tal, Tel Aviv University
Zeev Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


The conference aims to examine aspects of continuity, discontinuity and change in the cultic milieu of the multi-ethnic Southern Levant over an extended period of time, roughly from Alexander the Great to the conversion of Constantine (ca. 300 BCE - 4th c. CE). These issues will be addressed both synchronically and diochronically, along three difference axes -- cultic places, personell, and objects. The current denominator shared by these three axes are the peope whose beliefs and practices shaped religious behaviour in the Greco-Roman southern Levant.

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Yonatan Adler, Ariel University
Alix Barbet, CNRS
Nicole Belayche, École Pratique des Hautes Études
Andreas Bendlin, University of Toronto
Gabriela Bijovsky, Israel Antiquities Authority
Gideon Bohak, Tel Aviv University
Avner Ecker, Bar-Ilan University
Yoav Farhi, University of Haifa
Moshe Fischer, Tel Aviv University
Benjamin D. Gordon, University of Pittsburgh
Robert Lamberton, Washington University in St. Louis
Hayim Lapin, University of Maryland
Achim Lichtenberger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Shulamit Miller, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Andrew Overman, Macalester College
Orit Peleg-Barkat, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rubina Raja, Aarhus University
Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside
Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ortal-Paz Saar, Utrecht University
Guy Stroumsa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Oren Tal, Tel Aviv University
Rina Talgam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yoram Tsafrir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Zeev Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Boaz Zissu, Bar-Ilan University