Matchmaker, matchmaker. William Foxwell Albright (1891–1971), the dean of American Biblical archaeologists during the mid-20th century, functioned for Trude and Moshe Dothan like the matchmakers of old or the computer dating services of our own day: He helped, indirectly, to bring them together. While other romantic couples whispered sweet nothings, the Dothans courted by together reading Albright’s excavation report on Tell Beit Mirsim, the landmark work that established the pottery chronology of ancient Israel. Albright’s record is one that dating services might well envy: The Dothans have been married 43 years.