Congratulations, Israel Finkelstein!

28 Feb

finkelsteinNews from Paris is that the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres has awarded Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University its “Prix Delalande-Guérineau” for his book “Le royaume biblique oublié” (Odile Jacob for the Collège de France, Paris 2013).

The Prix Delalande-Guérineau is awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres to the person <>. It has been given every second year since the end of the nineteenth century. From the early 1960s on, the prize has been awarded to the most important publication in “orientalism”.

The book was subsequently published in English as “The Forgotten Kingdom. The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel” (Atlanta: The Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) and can be downloaded from its website at

Via Jack Sasson. Again, congrats to Prof. Finkelstein!

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