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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…

Bezalel Narkiss (1926–2008)

11/20 | Bezalel “Tzali” Narkiss, founder and first director of the Hebrew University, died on June 27, 2008, at age 81.Narkiss was the Nicolas Landau Professor of Art History at the Hebrew   Read more…

Moshe Kochavi (1928–2008)

11/20 | Professor Moshe Kochavi, a founding faculty member of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, died on February 4, 2008, after a long illness. He was   Read more…

Avraham Biran (1909–2008)

10/21 | An extraordinary career in archaeology came to an end in September 2008 with the passing of Avraham Biran. He died in his beloved Jerusalem just a month shy of his   Read more…

David Harris (1929–2008)

09/20 | Renowned photographer David Harris died at the age of 78 on April 24, 2008, after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Jerusalem. During his lifetime, his   Read more…

Krister Stendahl (1921–2008)

09/20 | Biblical scholar Krister Stendahl, former dean of Harvard Divinity School and former bishop of Stockholm, died on April 15, 2008. He was 86. Stendahl’s research spanned the Hebrew Bible and   Read more…


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