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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…

Miriam Tadmor (1926–2009)

02/20 | Miriam Tadmor, archaeologist and curator emeritus of the Israel Museum, died on November 12, 2009. She was 83 years old.

Born Miriam Skura, she studied archaeology under Benjamin Mazar and earned   Read more…

Raymond Westbrook (1946–2009)

12/14 | Raymond Westbrook, the W.W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages and professor of Near Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins University, died on July 23, 2009, after a long battle with   Read more…

Moshe Weinfeld (1925–2009)

10/07 | On April 29, 2009, Moshe Weinfeld, professor emeritus of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, passed away. He was 84 years old.

His scholarly interests varied widely—from social justice ideology   Read more…

Elisha Linder (1924–2009)

10/07 | Elisha Linder, one of the founding fathers of maritime archaeology in Israel and a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa, died on June 8, a few days before his   Read more…

Douglas Edwards (1950–2008)

03/20 | Edwards excavated at the city of Sepphoris and led the excavation at Khirbet Kana, 8 miles northwest of Nazareth. His excavations confirmed the site as the location of Biblical Cana,   Read more…

Joseph Baumgarten (1928–2008)

03/10 | Joseph Baumgarten, an expert in rabbinic law who published pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls, died on December 4, 2008, after a long and difficult bout with cancer. He   Read more…

Michele Piccirillo (1944–2008)

01/20 | Father Michele Piccirillo, a Franciscan of the Custody of the Holy Land and expert in the archaeology of Jordan, especially mosaics, died on October 26, 2008, at age 63 after   Read more…


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