Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature

Proceedings of a Conference at the University of Haifa, 3-7 May 2009

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Editors: S. Bar, D. Kahn and J.J. Shirley
The proceedings of the conference “Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature” include the latest discussions about the political, military, cultural, economic, ideological, literary and administrative relations between Egypt, Canaan and Israel during the Second and First Millennia BC incorporating texts, art, and archaeology. A diverse range of scholars discuss subjects as wide-ranging as the Egyptian-Canaanite relations in the Second Intermediate Period, the ideology of boundary stelae, military strategy, diplomacy and officials of the New Kingdom and Late Period, the excavations of Beth-Shean and investigations into the Aruna Pass, and parallels between Biblical, Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern texts. Such breadth in one volume offers a significant contribution to our understanding of the interactions between the civilizations of the ancient Near East.
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Biographical Note

Shay Bar received his PhD in archaeology from the University of Haifa (2008). He is teaching in the archaeology department at Haifa University and surveys and excavates proto historic and Early Bronze Age sites in the Jordan Valley. His current major projects are the excavations of Tel Esur in the Israeli Sharon plain and Tel Shiqmona in the Haifa bay.

Dan'el Kahn studied Egyptology, History of Ancient Israel and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2000 he taught at the department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa and is currently the chair of the department of Biblical Studies. His main publications are about Egyptian History in the New Kingdom and first millennium BC and Egypt's foreign relations with the great powers of the day – Assyria, Babylonia, Persia and Greece.

J.J. Shirley received her PhD in Egyptian Art and Archaeology from The Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at universities in the UK and US, and since 2007 has been the Managing Editor for the Journal of Egyptian History. Her research and publications focus on Theban tombs, the New Kingdom Theban landscape, New Kingdom military and political history, and the socio-political and familial relationships among New Kingdom officials.

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