Gabriel Barkay is a professor at Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew University. His academic interests include burial customs, art, and epigraphy. The 1996 winner of the Jerusalem Prize for Archaeological Research, he has participated in numerous digs over the past 35 years, including the tomb in Jerusalem where he found two silver amulets dating to 600 B.C. and inscribed with the name of the Israelite God YHWH, the oldest Biblical inscription ever found.
Special lecturer for the Biblical Archaeology Society’s 2012 “Exclusive Israel” program, October 13 – 25, 2012