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20th Meeting of the ISAANES. "Science and Medicine in the Ancient Near East and Science in Rese


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30/01/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheeva, Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ISAANES)

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9:00–9:30 a.m. Welcome Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Prof. Harvey (Chaim) Hames, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 9:30–10:40 a.m. Session One – Medicine in the Ancient Near East and in the Bible Chair: Prof. Shamir Yona, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Dr. Debora Sweeney, Tel Aviv University Contending with Illness – Medicine in Ancient Egypt Prof. Chaim (Harold) Cohen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medicine in the Bible in Light of Medicine in Mesopotamia: There is no Epilepsy in the Bible; The Royal Name Hammurapi (Ug. `mrp'i) and Exodus 15: "אני ה' רפאך" 10:40–10:50 a.m. Coffee Break 10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session Two – Science in the Ancient Near East and in the Bible Chair: Prof. Jacob Klein, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Yoram Cohen, Tel Aviv University Divination as Science? A Discussion of the Problem and a Presentation of a List of Sheep Body Parts According to an Unpublished Tablet in the British Museum Dr. Nissim Amzallag, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Witchcraft or Science? A New Look at the Instructions Concerning the Sotah Woman (Numbers 5:11–31) 12:00–12:10 p.m. Coffee Break 12:10–1:20 p.m. Session Three – Astronomy in the Ancient Near East Chair: Prof. Ran Zadok, Tel Aviv University Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa, and Prof. Steve Shnider, Bar-Ilan University Between Mathematics and Astronomy: The Mystery of the Trapezoid in BM 34757 Dr. Eshbal Ratson, University of Haifa Jewish Time: First Evidence of Seasonal Hours in Second Temple Literature 1:20–2:50 p.m. Lunch 2:50–4:00 p.m. Session Four – Science and History in the Study of the Ancient Near East Chair: Prof. Gershon Galil, University of Haifa Prof. Yuval Goren, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medicine, Magic and Hidden Messages: Technological Investigation of Clay Tablets from Ancient Near East Archives Prof. Yaakov Shavit, Tel Aviv University “What Do We Have with Assur and Babel?”: The “Discovery” of Assyria and Babylon in Jewish Eyes 4:10–4:40 p.m. Business Meeting

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