The histories of Egypt and the Israelites have long been intertwined, producing the earliest extra-biblical reference to Israel by the Pharaoh Merneptah in commemoration of his military campaigns. Come and hear about the latest discoveries and academic trends concerning Merneptah and Egyptian influence in Canaan and on the ancient Hebrews.

Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (registration begins at 8:00am)
Location: Riley Center, SWBTS Campus
Price:  Regular - $40
Student (from any institution) - $15
(Price includes lunch, refreshments, and conference materials)
Featured Speakers: Dr. James Hoffmeier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and Dr. Michael Hasel (Southern Adventist University)

For more information, they can visit the website of the Tandy Institute for Archaeology at or contact Marcella Barbosa at


Conference Schedule

8-9am Registration
9-9:15am Welcome
9:15-10:15am Session One: Israel out of Egypt - Setting the Stage
Issues in Dating the Exodus - Dr. Steve Ortiz
Search for Gootprints: Archaeology and Nomads - Dr. Tom Davis
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30am-12pm Session Two: The Might of Egypt
Royal Ideology - Dr. Peter Brand
Way of Horus: Route for the Canaanite Campaigns - Dr. James Hoffmeier
An Overview of Egyptian Activity in LB Canaan - Dr. S. Cameron Coyle
12-1pm Lunch
1-2pm Session Three: Merneptah's Campaign- Recent Research and Excavations
The Tandy Karnak Epigraphic Survey Project - Dr. Mark Janzen
Using Modern Technology for Ancient Reliefs - Mr. Terry Nichols
2:15pm Break
2:15-3:45pm Session Three Continued
Merneptah's Campaign - Dr. Michael Hasel
Merneptah's Campaign: The Evidence from Gezer - Ms. Marcella Barbosa
Merneptah's Conquest of Yanoam: Where is the Ancient City? - Dr. S. Cameron Coyle
3:45-4pm Break
4-4:45pm Panel Discussion with Presenters
4:45-5pm Break
5-6pm Free Public Lecture by Dr. James Hoffmeier: Israel in Egypt- The Evidence