Israel Finkelstein is the Jacob Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a ‘correspondant étranger’ of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.

Finkelstein is the Laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology, 2005. In 2009 he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and in 2010 received a doctorate Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne. Finkelstein is the winner of the Prix Delalande Guérineau (2014), awarded by the Institut de France, l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

Finkelstein is the Director of the Megiddo Expedition. In 2009-2014 he co-directed the European Research Council-funded project titled “Reconstructing Ancient Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective”.

Download Israel Finkelstein’s latest book (free access) – The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israelhttp://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/9781589839106dwld_txt.pdf


Related Websites

Tel Aviv University Personal Page: http://humanities.tau.ac.il/segel/fink2/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Finkelstein

Academia.edu: http://telaviv.academia.edu/IsraelFinkelstein

The Megiddo Expedition: http://megiddo.tau.ac.il

3 Responses to Home

  1. Eros Robinson says:

    Dear Mr. Finkelstien , I am a first year student with the hope of obtaining a BA in Biblical Languages. The work you have done on the Northern Kingdom has revolutionized my understanding of the Biblical text and given a much needed voice to a lost kingdom. Keep up the good fight ( Lion of the Levant), your work is very well appreciated by the little guys like myself .
    sincerely , Eros V Robinson

  2. Thomas Westman says:

    Can anyone help me with where I can find the DVD The Bible Unearthed for sale in PAL-format?

  3. Peder H. Ommundsen says:

    I want to know how you regard Ahmed Osmans chronology concerning the Exodus.
    Also his chronology of David and Salomon.

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