Israel Finkelstein

Israel Finkelstein (, born March 29, 1949) is an Israeli archaeologist. He is the Jacob M. Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University. Finkelstein is active in the archaeology of the Levant and an applicant of archaeological data in reconstructing biblical history. He is also known for applying the exact and life sciences in archaeological and historical reconstruction. Finkelstein is the excavator of Megiddo, a site for the study of the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Levant.

Finkelstein is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and an 'associé étranger' of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres. Finkelstein has received some academic and writing awards. In 2005, he won the Dan David Prize for his revision of the history of Israel in the 10th and 9th centuries BCE. 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 honoris causa from the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the selection committee of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Among Finkelstein's books are ''The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Sacred Texts'' (2001) and [https://www.amazon.com/David-Solomon-Search-Western-Tradition-ebook/dp/B000PDYVKW/ref=la_B001ITVU2Y_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488014342&sr=1-3 ''David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition'' (2006)], both written with Neil Asher Silberman. Also he wrote the textbooks on the emergence of Ancient Israel, titled [https://www.amazon.com/Archaeology-Israelite-Settlement-Israel-Finkelstein/dp/9652210072/ref=la_B001ITVU2Y_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488014342&sr=1-5 ''The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement'' (1988)]; on the archaeology and history of the arid zones of the Levant, titled [http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/living-on-the-fringe-9781850755555/ ''Living on the Fringe'' (1995)]; and on the Northern Kingdom of Israel, titled [https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Kingdom-Archaeology-Monographs-Finkelstein/dp/B01N8Y5CNG/ref=la_B001ITVU2Y_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488014342&sr=1-7 ''The Forgotten Kingdom'' (2013)]. Provided by Wikipedia
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