Gusta Lehrer-Jacobson (“Fake! The Many Facets of the Forger’s Art”) was born and educated in Romania, receiving a degree in ancient history and archaeology. After settling in Israel, she participated in excavations in that country and in Italy and Turkey. Since 1965, Lehrer-Jacobson has served as curator of the glass pavilion at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, where she has produced numerous exhibitions.
Several eminent scholars contributed to “Defusing Pseudo-Scholarship: The Siloam Inscription Ain’t Hasmonean.” Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic epigraphy at Harvard University, Jo Ann Hackett wrote the entries on “Canaan” and “Canaanites” in the new Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996). Frank Moore Cross has authored more than 200 scholarly articles during his 35 years as the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University, a position he retired from in 1992. P. Kyle McCarter, Jr. is William Foxwell Albright Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Johns Hopkins University; his most recent publication is Ancient Inscriptions: Voices from the Biblical World (BAS, 1996). Ada Yardeni, a leading Israeli paleographer, is the author of 3 books and nearly 20 articles in the field of Semitic paleography. French epigraphist André Lemaire, an expert in Old Hebrew inscriptions from the First Temple period, teaches at the École Pratique des Haute Études in Paris. Esther Eshel teaches at Hebrew University and is former associate curator for Semitic Epigraphy in the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem; her “Rare DSS Text Mentions King Jonathan,”BAR 20:01 co-authored with Hanan Eshel and Ada Yardeni, appeared in BAR, January/February 1994. Avi Hurvitz, currently a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkley, is professor of Bible and Hebrew linguistics at Hebrew University.
Edward M. Luby (“The Ur-Archaeologist”) is the senior project archaeologist at the Phoebe Hearst Museum and a lecturer in anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has excavated in Iraq, Syria, Mexico and the United States; his publications include “Social Variation in Ancient Mesopotamia,” Mar Sipri 3 (1990).
Director of excavations at Maresha, Amos Kloner (“Underground Metropolis”) teaches Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine archaeology at Bar-Ilan University. Former district archaeologist for Jerusalem and the Judean Shephelah, Kloner wrote “Name of Ancient Israel’s Last President Discovered on Lead Weight,” BAR 14:04, and, with Gabriel Barkay, “Jerusalem Tombs from the Days of the First Temple,” BAR 12:02. Gusta Lehrer-Jacobson (“Fake! The Many Facets of the Forger’s Art”) was born and educated in Romania, receiving a degree in ancient history and archaeology. After settling in Israel, she participated in excavations in that country and in Italy and Turkey. Since 1965, Lehrer-Jacobson […]
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