BAF Lecture: The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor

Palace at HazorOn Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will host the lecture “The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor” by Shlomit Bechar,  a Professor at Hebrew University and co-director of excavations at Hazor.

Tel Hazor is the largest biblical-era site in modern-day Israel.  It emerged as an impressive urban Canaanite settlement during the Middle Bronze Age.  Its inhabitants developed close ties with the northern Levantine kingdoms in Syrian and Lebanon. During the Late Bronze Age, Hazor residents also established a strong connection with the Egyptian empire.

This illustrated presentation will focus on two monumental royal buildings, both dating to the Late Bronze Age.  One structure is a large ceremonial building located in the center of the acropolis, while the other is the administrative palace of Hazor.

Some of the most important and impressive finds of Hazor in particular, and in Israel in general, were unearthed in these buildings. The importance of these structures and their contents in understanding Hazor in the Late Bronze Age political and commercial spheres will be the focus of this lecture.

“The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor”
presented by Shlomit Bechar

The Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
November 19, 2019, at 8 p.m.
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Reservations are not required.
Fees per lecture are:
Free –  High School Students;
$5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, college  students and co-sponsors;
$8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members;
$10 – the general public.
Pay at the door.

To subscribe to the entire 8 session lecture series for $48, or for more information, please contact [email protected].

The 2019–2020 Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) Lecture Series:

Restoration at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Wednesday, October 23rd – 8:00 PM
The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor Tuesday, November 19th – 8:00 PM
Monument, Memory and Cultural Identity in the Roman Forum Wednesday, December 11th – 8:00 PM
From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism Sunday, February 23rd – 8:00 PM
The Battle of Kadesh Wednesday, March 25th – 8:00 PM
Archaeology in Israel: Where the Past Meets the Present Wednesday, April 22nd – 8:00 PM
Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon Wednesday, May 27th – 8:00 PM

For more Washington, D.C.-area lectures, visit the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum websites.

Have you ever wanted to go on an archaeological dig? You can help excavate at Tel Hazor this summer!

Read More about Tel Hazor in Bible History Daily:

Crafty Israelites: Iron Age Crafts at Tel Hazor


Where Are the Royal Archives at Tel Hazor?


Scorched Wheat May Provide Answers on the Destruction of Canaanite Tel Hazor


Archaeologists Find Earliest Known Metal Equestrian Bit in Israel


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