Tag Archives: Israel Finkelstein

Mine is So Short

My CV, that is, in comparison to Israel Finkelstein’s newly updated and uploaded one… Only one word suffices: astonishing. That’s accomplishment.

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Yup, That’s Right, I’m Still Just the Only One

Over on Academia.edu Israel Finkelstein- a man of impeccable sense and intelligence. 😉

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Opinions and Viewpoints

Following you’ll find a list of people whose opinions matter to me and whose viewpoints I value (though not in such a way that I’m willing to slavishly follow them).  I offer said listing in response to a question I … Continue reading

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Israel Finkelstein Under Duress!

Bob Cargill posted this photo on the Azekah expedition page and claims that Israel approves of his tie-dye shirt.  But you can clearly see from Israel’s expression that he’s under duress.  I suspect that Cargill has a knife or some … Continue reading

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A Tiny Seed And The Tremendous Information it Can Provide: Megiddo

With thanks to Eric Cline for sending along word of this report: Archaeologist Israel Finkelstein is leading his sweating guests to a corner of Tel Megiddo. He points to a black stain on a rock, which on closer inspection turn … Continue reading

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Garfinkel’s Grumpy

With few scientific arguments to buttress their position, they [minimalists] proposed an imaginary, alternative history of biblical Israel and Judah. Instead of fostering a discussion between two competing paradigms based on the interpretation of data, the minimalists resorted to rhetoric … Continue reading

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More from Megiddo: Eric Cline’s Departure

A moving moment as Eric leaves Megiddo…  I’m calling them ‘Finkle-cline’ photo by Eran Arie

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More from Megiddo

There are loads– these are just the ones I found most interesting-

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More From Megiddo

Thanks again to Eric for his ongoing daily photo posting joy-

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‘Raiders of the Lost Relics’

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Matthew Kalman reports On a hilltop overlooking the Elah Valley, about 15 miles southwest of Jerusalem, an ancient city is yielding archaeological finds that have reignited a debate about some of the Bible’s most … Continue reading

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More On the Mysterious Reappearance of the Megiddo Hoard in the News Today

Earlier I mentioned a press release which described something described months ago in a find at Megiddo.  There’s more, as the American Friends of Tel Aviv University point out (with thanks to Joe Lauer for the heads up) – Researchers … Continue reading

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A Trove of Jewelry Discovered at Megiddo

This appeared in the news today (even though it’s actually quite old news- having first appeared two months ago- see the link at the bottom of this entry). Archaeologists digging at Tel Megiddo in northern Israel have unearthed what turns … Continue reading

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Unsensational Qeiyafa

A new essay by Finkelstein, I. and Fantalkin, A., titled Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Unsensational Archaeological and Historical Interpretation has just appeared in Tel Aviv 39/1: 38–63. The Abstract- The article deals with the finds at the late Iron I settlement … Continue reading

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Eilat Mazar and ‘The City of David’: The Interview

From our friends at The Jerusalem Report: Mazar insists therein that (among other things) – “I am not trying to deal with what other people say,” she tells The Jerusalem Report. “I don’t care about politics when it is directly … Continue reading

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Has Joshua’s Altar Been Discovered on Mt. Ebal?

Adam Zertal thinks it well might have been.  And since he’s an actual archaeologist, he has to be taken more seriously than the discoveries displayed on Discovery.  Zertal has 6 interesting pages in which he discusses the possibility.  With thanks … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Israel Finkelstein

Today’s Israel’s birthday so I want to publicly wish him a VERY happy day!  May it return, greeting him in good health, for many many more years. Happiest of birthdays, Israel!

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Nina Burleigh on the Trial of the Century: Golan, Shanks, A Smear Campaign and Money

Nina, who famously wrote a book on the trial, has an op-ed in the LA Times this morning.  She observes Israeli prosecutors were badly underfunded (the nation has its eye on bigger problems than relic forgery), and its investigators never … Continue reading

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More Scholarship Opportunities at Tel Aviv University

Via Oded Lipschits Scholarship Opportunities: 3 more at the International MA in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible program Tel Aviv University Due to the support of the Yad Hanadiv Foundation, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: On the Verdict

Matthew Kalman has another report with more information and opinion in the wake of the verdict in The Chronicle of Higher Education including those asserting the authenticity of the inscriptions (in the middle of the essay) followed by those who … Continue reading

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Post Doctoral Appointments at Tel Aviv University

Via Oded Lipschits, to whom all inquiries should be directed. Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, in fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures  The Sonia and … Continue reading

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