Amihai Mazar is the Eleazar Sukenik Chair of the Archaeology of Israel at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His primary fields of research include the archaeology of the Levant in the Bronze and Iron Ages as well as the relationship between archaeology and Old Testament history. He has directed numerous excavations, including Tell Qasile (1973–1974, 1982–1988), Tel Batash (Biblical Timnah) (1977–1989), Tel Beth Shean (1989–1996) and Tel Rehov (1997–2010). Dr. Mazar’s many publications include Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (New York 1990), a text that is well-received and frequently utilized in university courses worldwide.
He has held the positions of chairman at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1995–1998), editor of the Hebrew magazine Qadmoniot (1994–1995) and co-editor of the Israel Exploration Journal (from 2010). Professor Mazar has also been a member of the council of the Israel Antiquities Authority (2000–2005), and is the recipient of the Israel Prize in archaeological research (2009).
Selected Books by Amihai Mazar
Selected BAS Articles by Amihai Mazar:
To What God?
BAR 34:04, Jul/Aug 2008
Does Amihai Mazar Agree with Finkelstein’s “Low Chronology”?
BAR 29:02, Mar/Apr 2003
Will Tel Rehov Save the United Monarchy?
BAR 26:02, Mar/Apr 2000
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