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Ehud Netzer (1934–2010)

11/19 | Ehud Netzer, the world’s leading authority on Herodian architecture and a prominent Israeli archaeologist, died on October 27 from a fall at Herodium where he had been digging for 38   Read more…

Jacob Milgrom (1923–2010)

08/25 | Eminent Biblical scholar and rabbi Jacob Milgrom died on June 6 in Jerusalem. He was 87 years old.

A professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University of California, Berkeley,   Read more…

Hanan Eshel (1958–2010)

06/15 | Hanan Eshel, a world-renowned expert in the archaeology and history of both the First and Second Temple periods passed away on April 8, 2010, at the age of 51 after   Read more…

Search for Alphabet’s Origins Wins “Best of BAR”

06/10 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to announce that Orly Goldwasser’s article “How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs” has won the “Best of BAR” award for 2009–2010.   Read more…

Abraham Malamat (1922–2010)

04/16 | Abraham Malamat, professor emeritus of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, passed away on January 21, 2010, just a few days before his 88th birthday.

Malamat made important contributions   Read more…

Dan Barag (1935–2009)

02/20 | Professor Dan Barag of the Hebrew University, and longtime president and chairman of the Israel Numismatic Society, died in mid-November 2009, at age 74. His research focused on the material   Read more…


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