Israel Finkelstein

Israel Finkelstein (born 1949) is an Israeli archaeologist and academic. He is currently the Jacob M. Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze Age and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University and is also the co-director of excavations at Megiddo in northern Israel. Previously, he served as Director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University from 1996-2002. In 2005 he received the Dan David Prize.

Born in Petah Tikva, he completed his studies at Tel Aviv University, writing his Ph.D. thesis on The Izbet Sartah excavations, for which he was also the Field Director.

Read more about Israel Finkelstein:  Historical and Archaeological Work, Collaborations, Selected Publications

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Israel Finkelstein - Selected Publications
... The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement, Jerusalem Israel Exploration Society, 1988 ... The Bible Unearthed Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, 2001, The Free Press, New York City, ISBN 0-684-86912-8 ... with Neil Asher Silberman) The Quest for the Historical Israel Debating Archeology and the History of Early Israel, 2007, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, ISBN 978-1-58983-277 ...
Large Stone Structure - Interpretation
... in 1994 to promote Zionism and free market economics in Israel ... centered on Tel Aviv University, of which Israel Finkelstein is the leader, doubted that enough evidence had yet been produced to reliably date the ... Israel Finkelstein has also argued that (Eilat) Mazar's pottery dating is flawed (and motivated by the conclusion she desires), concluding that "all one can safely ...
The Bible And History - Schools of Archaeological and Historical Thought - Decreasing Conflict Between The Maximalist and Minimalist Schools
... In 2001, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman published the book The Bible Unearthed ... Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts which advocated a view midway toward biblical minimalism and caused an uproar among many conservatives ... recently I could find no 'maximalist' history of Israel since Wellhausen ...

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