“Annual Meeting” refers to the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR), which meet in joint session each November. The 1988 Annual Meeting was held in Chicago on November 19–22, 1988.


It has been covered somewhat in BAR. See John J. Bimson and David Livingston, “Redating the Exodus,” BAR 13:05; Bimson, “A Reply to Baruch Halpern’s ‘Radical Exodus Redating Fatally Flawed,’” BAR 14:04; Manfred Bietak, “Contra Bimson, Bietak Says Late Bronze Age Cannot Begin as Late as 1400 B.C.,” BAR 14:04.
The technical evidence may be found in Bietak, “Archaeological Exploration in the Eastern Nile Delta,” Proceedings of the British Academy 45 (1979), pp. 232–238; “Problems of Middle Bronze Age Chronology: New Evidence from Egypt,” American Journal of Archaeology 88 (1984), pp. 471–485; and William G. Dever, “Relations Between Syria-Palestine and Egypt in the ‘Hyksos’ Period,” in Palestine in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Essays in Honor of Olga Tufnell, ed. Jonathan N. Tubb (London: Institute of Archaeology, 1985), p. 70.