The Palestine Exploration Fund

Search the PEF

Tell Hesban, Jordan: A Case Study of the Divergence of Archaeology and the Biblical Text.

Bjornar Storfjell, PEF 

 

This paper/lecture will examine the history of the excavation of Tell Hesban focusing on the purpose of the project. A season by season evaluation of the results and their interpretation will be presented with special emphasis on the proposed biblical and historical connections. An attempt will be made to understand the projects in its historical framework as far as the development of archaeological methodologies are concerned. Finally an evaluation of the project’s impact on further archaeological field work in Jordan will be assessed.

 

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, The British Museum, at 4:00 p.m.

The Palestine Exploration Fund, 2 Hinde Mews, Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 5379 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7486 7438 | Email: ExecSec@PEF.org.uk
Registered company: 13606 | Registered charity: 212538