What may perhaps be regarded as exceptions were papers in sessions that had nothing to do with the New Testament or Christianity as such—an early nunnery in Jerusalem presented by deputy director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Uzi Dahari, another paper by the authority’s director of excavations, Gideon Avni, on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and a paper by Debra Foran of the University of Toronto on the monasteries on Mount Nebo.