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From 1987 Associate Professor with tenure 1987: Associate professor, Department for Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago 1990-present: The Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University. Alkow Chair in the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages, Tel Aviv University 2002: Teaching a seminar on the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel at Texas Christian University. Interview in Le Nouvel Observateur, July 18th-24th, 2002. Two pages interview in Le Point, 19-26th September, 2003. From 1992: Full Professor 1992/1993: Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University 1994-1998: Chairperson, Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University 1996-2003: Director, The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 1998/1999: Visiting Scholar, le Centre de Recherche d’Archéologie Orientale de l’Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 1999: Teaching a seminar in the École pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, the Sorbonne, Paris: “Archéologie de la monarchie Israëlite unifiée (Xe-Xie siècle av. 2011: Teaching a graduate seminar on the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel in the University of Buenos Aires 2012: Giving a series of four lectures in the College de France: The Emergence of the Northern Kingdom of Israel 2015: Giving a series of four-lecture in the Methodist University of San Paolo (Metodista) 1971: Educational excavation at Tel Beer-sheba, under Prof. Aharoni 1972-1974: Archaeological surveys in Sinai, under Dr. Meshel 1973-1979: Field Supervisor, Tel Aphek excavations, under Prof. Kochavi 1976-1978: Field Director, the Izbet Sartah excavations, under Prof. Kochavi 1976-1978: Director of the archaeological survey of Byzantine monastic remains in Southern Sinai 1977: Director of the rescue excavations at the mound of ancient Bene-Beraq 1979-1980: Co-director of the Tel Ira excavations (with Prof. Beit-Arieh) 1980-1987: Director of the Southern Samaria Survey 1981-1984: Director of the Shiloh excavations 1985-1986: Director of the Kh.
New York 2001, The Free Press (A division of Simon and Schuster). Finkelstein, The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement, Jerusalem 1988, Israel Exploration Society, 380 pp. Lederman, Shiloh: The Archaeology of a Biblical Site (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University No. • Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, incumbent of the Jacob M. Eight pages interview in Le Monde 2, December 23rd, 2006. Story on the pollen research in the Sea of Galilee, with short interview, the New York Times 18. Shorter stories and interviews in Commentary, La Croix, L’Express, Le Figaro, The Guardian, Haaretz, Harper’s, The Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem report, Los Angeles Times, Marianne, National Geographic, the Smithsonian Magazine, Time, The Times, USA Today, US News and World Report, The Washington Post and more. Four-hour ARTE program titled La Bible devoilee, based on the book The Bible Unearthed. A great number of appearances in television documentaries produced by Discovery Channel, the BBC, PBS, ARTE, National Geographic, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, German TV programs etc (see list at the end). Alkow Chair in the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages • Laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology, 2005 • Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities • Correspondant étranger of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres • Winner of the Prix Delalande Guérineau (2014): Institut de France, l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres • Bearer of the French decoration Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres • Recipient of doctorat honoris causa, University of Lausanne Date of Birth: March 29th, 1949 Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Israel Address: 11/c Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 69975, Israel Phones: 972-3-6421876; cellular: 9207 Status: Married to Joëlle, father of two daughters – Adar and Sarai Citizenship: Israeli Email: [email protected]: https://israelfinkelstein.wordpress.com/ 1970-1974: B. Tel Aviv University, Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies and Department of Geography 1974-1978: M. Tel Aviv University, Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, summa cum laude. Story on the ancient DNA of pigs in the Levant, with short interview, the New York Times, 4.11.13. As of the early 1960s it is awarded to the most important publication in “orientalism”. French decoration: Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres, 2009. Doctorat honoris causa, University of Lausanne, 2010. Correspondant étranger of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, 2014. Festschrift: Bene Israel: Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein, edited by Alexander Fantalkin and Assaf Yasur-Landau, Leiden 2008 (Brill). Keynote address in the Symposium of Mediterranean Archaeology, Florence 2012. Invited lecture in the special symposium celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Weizmann Institute (together with Nobel Prize laureates Ada Yonath and Daniel Kahneman, and Lord Wilson, 2009). Lecture in the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris, May 2012. Public lecture in the Alte Aula, Heidelberg University, September 2014.
[Twelve articles, all written by graduate students] 2. Two public ‘debates’ there: with the Jewish philosopher Armand Abecassis on La Bible et la Terre Sainte, and with the Israeli author Meir Shalev on la Bible de l’ecrivain et la Bible de l’archeologue. Entries on career in the Encyclopedia Judaica and Wikipedia. Selected as one of the ten most influential researchers in the history of archaeology in the Levant (a Swiss publication, 1993). Grants from the Israel Science Foundation, the German Israeli Foundation for Research and Development and other agencies.
ed-Dawwara excavations 1987: Director of the Dhahr Mirzbaneh excavation 1995, 1999: Co-director, the Megiddo regional survey (with Prof. Halpern) 1992-present: Co-director, the Megiddo Expedition (with Prof. Ussishkin) 2005-present: Geo-archaeology project, the Negev Highlands (with Dr.
Ruth Shachak-Gross); excavations at Atar Haroa and Nahal Boqer (IA), el-Mustayer (Byz-EIs), Mashabe and En Ziq (IBA) 2009-2014: Various small field works related to the European Research Council project titled “Reconstructing Ancient (Biblical) Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective” 1983-1984: Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1986: Member of the Executive Committee of the Archaeological Survey of Israel 1985-1998: Member of the Excavation Permit Committee of the Archaeological Council of Israel 1987-present: Member of the Israel Exploration Society council 1989-1990: Member of the Executive Committee of the Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem 1990 1989-1992: Member of the Editorial Board, Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi Publications, Jerusalem 1990-present: Member of the Editorial Board of Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 1990-2005: Member of the Editorial Board of the Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 1991-1992: Member of two committees of the Council for Higher Education of The state of Israel 1991-1998: Member of the Ph. Students Committee of the School of Jewish Studies, Tel Aviv University 1991-1993: Scientific Advisor, The Archaeology of Syria-Palestine, an Encyclopedia, a publication of Garland Publishing Inc., New York 1992-2007: Member of the Archaeological Council of Israel 1992: Member of the advisory board, Oxford Companion to Archaeology (Oxford University Press) 1994: Member of the Editorial Board of Qadmoniot, Quarterly for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 1996-1998: Member of the Committee for Academic Planning, Tel Aviv University 1998-2006: Member of the Editorial Board, Archaeology Odyssey. Front page story on the “Finkelstein correction” in the Wall Street Journal, December 31th, 1997. Two pages review of The Bible Unearthed in the New York Times Book Reviews, February 4th, 2001. Full page review of La Bible dévoilée (The Bible Unearthed in French) in Le Monde, June 7th 2002.
2000-2004: Member of the academic promotion committee of the Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University 2005-2007: Member of the Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University.
2005- Executive editor of the Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 2006- Member of the search committee for the President of Tel Aviv University 2008- Editor, Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. Ten pages interview in Religions & Histoire, May-June 2006. Profile in News Focus, Science 315, February 2nd, 2007. Four pages profile in the New Scientist, May 31st, 2008. Long story plus seven pages interview in Sciences et Avenir, January 2009. Eleven pages interview in the Biblical Archaeology Review, May-June 2010. Story in News in the Focus, Nature, December 2nd, 2010. Story in Meeting Briefs, Science, December 10th, 2010.
Especially noteworthy: the highly prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant (ca.