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NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
Providence 11/19-21/2008
Hilton Providence Hotel
Rosemoor Ballroom South
Revised Program as of 11/17/2008

Wednesday 11/19

NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
THEME: General Session
Moderator: Gary A. Byers (Associates for Biblical Research)
8:30 - 9:10 
Bryant G. Wood (Associates for Biblical Research)
The Search for Mt. Sinai

9:20 – 10:00
Charles F. Aling (Northwestern College of Minnesota)
Joseph's Egyptian Titles: Old Arguments and New Evidence

10:10 – 10:50  SUBJECT CHANGE
 William H. Shea (Andrews University)
New Satellite Image Suggests a Potential Location for Noah's Ark

11:00 – 11:40
Reagan Miller (Liberty University)
 Ancient Near Eastern Physicians: The Embalming of Patriarchs

1:40 – 2:30 ETS Plenary

NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
THEME: General Session
Moderator: Gary A. Byers (Associates for Biblical Research)
2:50 – 3:30 
Dale W. Manor (Harding University)
Low Tels and Tall Tales in Arkansas: Building an Artificial Tel for Education

3:40 – 4:20  NEW SPEAKER
Eric A. Mitchell (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
The Tel Gezer Regional Survey Project: Connecting City to Landscape

4:30 – 5:10
Steve Ortiz (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Report of the 2006-2008 Seasons at Tel Gezer: Solomon's City

 5:20 – 6:20
 NEAS Board of Directors Meeting

 

 

Thursday 11/20
NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

THEME: General Sessions

Moderator: Gary A. Byers (Associates for Biblical Research)
8:30 – 9:10
Rex Geissler (Archaeological Imaging Research Consortium)
Genesis 8:4 and Surrounding Text on Possible Landing Locations

9:20 – 10:00 
Gordon Franz (Associates for Biblical Research) and Bill Crouse (Christian Information Ministries)
What Does Sennacherib Have To Do With Noah's Ark?

10:10 – 10:50
Rick Lanser (Associates for Biblical Research)
Using Online Collaboration to Locate Noah's Ark

11:00 – 12:10 
 NEAS Members Meeting

12:50 – 2:30 ETS Plenary

NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
THEME: General Sessions
Moderator: Gary A. Byers (Associates for Biblical Research)
2:50 – 3::30 
Eric Rowe (University of Notre Dame)
Archeological and Literary Background of the Mission to Cyprus in Acts 13

3:40 – 4:20
Donald McNeeley, (Church and Biblical Research Group)
Qumran to Revelation: Liturgy in text

4:30 – 5:10
Ron Youngblood (Bethel Seminary)
The Fourth Servant Song in the Two Isaiah Scrolls from 1Q

6:00 - 6:50 PM  SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Dr. Mark Wilson (Director, Asia Minor Research Center)
The Seven Churches, and the Footsteps of St. Paul in Asia Minor

Friday 11/21
8:30 – 9:00 ETS Business Meeting and Plenary

NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
THEME: General Sessions
Moderator: Gary A. Byers (Associates for Biblical Research)
9:10 – 9:50 
Ted Carruth (David Lipscomb University)
Early Christian Texts: From Handbooks for Scripture to Scripture Itself

10:00 – 10:40
Clyde E. Billington (Northwestern College)
The Philistine-Etruscan Connection

10:50 – 11:30  SUBJECT CHANGE 
Gordon Franz (Associates for Biblical Research)
Jesus at Hazor

NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

THEME: Special Session – Qumran and the Hebrew Scriptures
Moderator: Edwin Yamauchi (Miami University)
1:40 – 2:20 
James VanderKam (University of Notre Dame)
Enoch and the Canon of the Hebrew Scriptures

2:30 – 3:10 
Peter Flint (Trinity Western University)
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Text of Hebrew Scriptures

3:20 – 4:00 
Martin Abegg (Trinity Western University)
The Print and Electronic Publication of the Qumran Biblical Texts

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