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Dr. Shimon Gibson
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Contact: shimgib@uhl.ac

Department Head of Archaeology

Expertise: Archaeology, Second Temple Period Jerusalem

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L., London. (Title of thesis: Landscape Archaeology and the Investigation of Ancient Agricultural Field Systems in Palestine). Name of supervisor: Mr Peter J.Parr.
  • B.A. (Hons.) degree (Class 2.1) in the Archaeology of Western Asia, Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L.
  • G.C.E., ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, University of London.

Selected Publications:

  • The Cave of John the Baptist
  • Below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  • The Final Days of Jesus: The Archaeological Evidence.
  • Editor, The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

Books

  • Beneath the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. The Archaeology and Early History of Traditional Golgotha (Palestine Exploration Fund Monograph, Series Maior 1), London,  1994. With J.E.Taylor.
  • Below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Subterranean Chambers, Conduits and Cisterns of the Haram al-Sharif  (B.A.R. Int. Series 637, Tempus Reperatum), Oxford, 1996. With D.M.Jacobson.
  • Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New York and London, 2001. Continuum Publishing House. New York. With A.Negev. [French edition with new introductionDictionnaire Archéologique de la BibleParis, 2006]. 
  • Jerusalem in Original Photographs, 1850-1925. Photographs from the Archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Stacey International Publishers (London) / Eisenbrauns (USA). 2003
  • The Cave of John the Baptist. Random House (UK)/ Doubleday (USA). 2004 [translated into 2 languages] 
  •  Flights into Biblical Archaeology. Albatross. 2007
  •  The Final Days of Jesus: The Archaeological Evidence. HarperOne: San Francisco. 2009[translated into 9 languages]
  • Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in Nineteenth-Century Jerusalem. PEF Annual XI, Maney Publishing: Oxford. With Y. Shapira and R. L. Chapman III. 

Edited Books

  • The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of the Bible. General Editor (1986): G. Wigoder. Editor of New Edition (2005): S. Gibson. 
  • The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem.Archaeopress: Oxford, 2016. With D. Vieweger. 

Edited Booklets

  • Eretz: The Geographical Magazine from Israel. 52 (May-June 1997). Issue dedicated to the Palestine Exploration Fund. 
  • Water Installations in Antiquity. Booket No I (IAA). Jerusalem, 1998. Edited with D.Amit
  • Ancient Technology. Booklet No. II (IAA). Jerusalem, 1998. Edited with D.Amit.
  • Tombs and Burial Customs in Northern Israel. Booklet No.III (IAA). Jerusalem, 1998. Edited with M. Aviam.
  • Ramla: The Development of a Town from the Early Islamic to Ottoman Periods. Booklet No. IV (IAA). Jerusalem, 1999. Edited with F. Vitto.

 Book-Reviews

  •  Review of N. Avigad, “Discovering Jerusalem”, in Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 5 (1985-6): 74-76.
  • Review of Y. Hirshfeld, “Map of Herodium”, in Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 7 (1987-8): 56-57.
  • Review of D.Urman, “The Golan”, in Institute of Archaeology Bulletin, 25 (1988): 87-88.
  • Review of A. Ben-Tor and Y.Portugali, “Tell Qiri: A Village in theJezreel Valley”, in PEQ 126 (1994): 72-73.
  • Review of J.Taylor, “High Above Jordan”, in PEQ 126 (1994): 86.
  • Review of H. Geva, “Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem” (Vol. I), in BARJanuary/February 2003: 64-66. 
  • Review of E. Mazar, “The Walls of the Temple Mount’ (2 vols), in BAR May/June 2013: 64-66.

Fieldwork as Director

  • 198182Director of an archaeological survey east of Tell el-Ful (remains from the Neolithic through to Ottoman periods).
  • 1981Director of the excavations at the site of Ras et-Tawil, north Jerusalem (Byzantine monastery, Hellenistic burial caves and Iron Age lime kiln).   
  • 1987-1989Director of a project of Landscape Archaeology at Sataf, Israel comprising threee seasons of excavations and surveys. This project was designed to gather data on terrace systems for my Ph.D. research. Two seasons of work were undertaken during the spring and summer of 1987. (remains from the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze I  to the Ottoman periods). 
  •  1987Director of salvage excavations at Ras Amar, Jerusalem. This work was undertaken to gather data about the internal fills of terraces in a semi-arid environment.
  • 1990Post-excavation work on the finds from the Sataf excavations.  
  • 1994: Director of a project of Landscape Archaeology around Tell Dor (remains from the Chalcolithic/EBI, Persian, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods).. 
  • 1995-1997: Director of the Modi’in Landscape Archaeology Project: surveys in the Modi’in area and excavations in Givah C (1995); excavations in the Shimshoni zone, Route 15 and at Givah B (1996-97).
  • 1998: Director of excavation at Sheikh Ubeid. 
  • 1999: Director of Landscape Archaeology project at Suba (Belmont)
  • 1999-2006: Director of excavations at “Cave of John the Baptist” at Suba (Belmont) and Ein Suba. 
  • 2006: Director excavation Chalcolithic remains at Modi’in.
  • 2015-2016: Director, UHL excavations in the Chapel of St Jerome, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.

Fieldwork as Co-director

  • 1979One season as co-director of the excavation of En Shadud (EB I site in the Jezreel Valley, Israel). With Dr E.Braun (Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums).  
  • 1982: Co-director of excavation of Herodian tunnel south of the Citadel in Jerusalem.  
  • With M.Broshi (Israel Museum)
  • 198283Post-excavation work on finds from Magen Broshi’s Jerusalem Western City Wall excavations and the preparation of a report for publication.
  • 1988 Final season of survey of Golan Byzantine Expedition devoted to applying methods of landscape archaeology to four Roman and Byzantine settlements with their field systems. With Dr C.Dauphin (CNRS, Paris).
  • 1996-7: Co-director of excavations at Tell el-Ful (remains from the Middle Bronze IIB, Hellenistic, Early Roman and Early Islamic periods). With Z.Greenhut (IAA, Jerusalem).
  • 1999-2001: Co-director of  Jaba Village Ethnoarchaeological Research project. With Jamal Bargouth (Al-Quds University).
  • 2003: Co-director of the Beit Jimal (Khirbet Jiljil) project. With A. Strus.
  • 2011: Co-director excavation of Iron Age wine presses at Suba. With J. Tabor (UNCC)
  • 2008-2016: Co-director excavations Mount Zion, Jerusalem. With J. Tabor (UNCC) 

Fieldwork as Staff-Member

  • 1972: Surveys of Umayyad farmsteads in southern desert near Arad.
  • 197578Assistant Archaeologist and Surveyor on the Mount Zion excavations in Jerusalem. This excavation took place continuously over three years. 
  • 197881Assistant Archaeologist and Surveyor in more than ten excavation projects in Israel, including: Gilgal, Lower Jordan Valley (Neolithic); Ziqim, coastal plain (Neolithic); Beth Shean, Upper Jordan Valley (Roman); Khirbet Avot, Upper Galilee (Early Iron Age); Har Masuah, Judaean Hills (Early Bronze IV); Khirbet er-Ras, Rephaim Valley (Late Iron Age); and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Chapel of St Krikor (Late Iron Age, Roman,Byzantine and Medieval).
  • 198385Staff member for two seasons of excavations at the site of Yiftahel, Lower Galilee (Neolithic and Early Bronze Age), directed by Dr E.Braun.
  •  197988Staff member in the Golan Byzantine Expedition directed by Dr C.Dauphin. In charge of surveying, structural analysis and recording field systems. 

Work with Media

  • “Is the Bible true?” (BBC Greater London Radio panel discussion). 22 February 1990.
  •  In collaboration with Mrs S.Nemlich, Curator of the Archaeological Museum of Qasrin and with Dr C.Dauphin, permanent exhibition (since 1992) on “Ancient Agriculture in the Golan”. 
  • Consultant for CD-Rom on Jerusalem in Antiquity Produced in 1995 by the Multi-media Cooperation (London) in collaboration with BBC (Channel 4)
  • Interview in The Art Newspaper X (No.84), 1998: 15
  • Presenter, documentary entitled “Unravelling the Shroud” (CTVC), ITV shown on 29th March 2002. Now distributed internationally by the Discovery Channel. 
  • Presenter, programme entitled “John the Baptist: the Archaeology and History of the Forerunner” (CTVC), ITV and Discovery Channel (in preparation).
  • Article for the English newspaper Daily Mail (25 March 2002, pages 28-29) entitled: “The man who could have seen Christ die”.  
  • Article for children entitled “How did they do it?” in DIG magazine Vol. 5 (Issue 2), March/April 2003. 
  • Interviews in television series for “Footsteps of Jesus”, MPH Entertainment Hollywood, for the History Channel, USA.
  • Interviews in television programme “Tomb Raiders”, MPH Entertainment Hollywood, for the History Channel, USA.
  • Albright Video Day: Archaeological Documentaries. Hosted by K. Galor and S. Gibson, 25 January 2004.
  • Two-hour documentary “The Search for John the Baptist”, MPH Entertainment Hollywood, for the History Channel, USA.
  • The Naked Archaeologist Series: “John the Baptist”, Associated Producers, Canada.
  • “David and Solomon”, National Geographic, USA.
  • Additional interviews on a regular basis during the last decade on subjects relating to the archaeology of the Holy Land for CNN, ABC, BBC television and radio, Fox and other networks in the USA, Germany and UK

Education (cont.): 

  • Ph.D. in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L., London. (Title of thesis: Landscape Archaeology and the Investigation of Ancient Agricultural Field Systems in Palestine). Name of supervisor: Mr Peter J.Parr.
  • B.A. (Hons.) degree (Class 2.1) in the Archaeology of Western Asia, Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L.
  • G.C.E., ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, University of London. 

 

Linguistic Background:

  • Written and Spoken:
    • Hebrew
  • Spoken:
    • Arabic

Fellowships and Honors: 

  • Senior Research Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (American Schools of Oriental Research), Jerusalem.  2002-2017.
  • Professional Fellow, Center for Heritage Conservation, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. 2009/2010.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (American Schools of Oriental Research), Jerusalem. 19962001.

Scholarships:

  • Shelby-White Scholarship for publication. 2005-2006
  • Wingate Scholarship for Ph.D. research. 198991.
  • Major State Studentship of the British Academy. 198689.

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Articles

  • “A Byzantine Site at Ras et-Tawil”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 78-79 (1982): 59-60.
  • “Ancient Jerusalem’s rural food basket”, Biblical Archaeology Review, 8 (1982): 46-54.
  • “Ras et Tawil”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel 1982, 1(1982): 101-103. 
  • “An archaeological survey in north-east Jerusalem”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 78-79 (1982): 68.
  • “Jerusalem surveys: north-east Jerusalem”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel 1982, 1(1982):9-60.
  • “Neve Yaaqov: Late Hellenistic tombs”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 78- 79 (1982): 69.
  • “Jerusalem: Neve Ya’aqov“, Excavations and Surveys in Israel 1982, 1 (1982): 57.
  • “Ras et-Tawil”, Notes and News, Israel Exploration Journal, 32 (1982): 154-155.
  • “Jerusalem (north-east) archaeological survey”, Notes and News, Israel Exploration Journal, 32 (1982): 156-157.
  • “Food production and water storage in the Jerusalem region”, Qadmoniot, 61 (1983): 16-23. With G.Edelstein. 
  • “Two Iron Age tombs below the western city wall of the old city, Jerusalem, and the Talmudic law of purity”, Cathedra, 28 (1983): 17-32. With M.Broshi and G.Barkay.
  • “The excavations of the western city wall of the old city of Jerusalem”, Moreshet Derech 3 (1983): 49-50.
  • “The stone vessel industry at Hizma”, Israel Exploration Journal, 33 (1983): 176-188.
  • “Jerusalem: drainage tunnel south of the Citadel”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 82 (1983): 49-50. 
  • “Jerusalem: the Citadel”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 2 (1983): 52.
  • “Lime kilns in north-east Jerusalem”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 116 (1984): 94-102. 
  • “An Early Bronze I farming community in the Jezreel valley”, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 253 (1984): 29-40. With E.Braun.
  • “Ancient Jerusalem’s rural landscape”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 3 (1983-4): 30-35. 
  • “Investigating Jerusalem’s rural landscape”, Levant, 17 (1985): 139-155. With G.Edelstein. 
  • Untitled contributions in Braun, E. (ed.), En Shadud: An Early Bronze I farming community(BAR), Oxford, 1985.
  • “The society for the archaeological survey of Israel”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 5 (1985-6): 10-12.
  • “Ras et Tawil: a Byzantine monastery north of Jerusalem”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 5 (1985-6): 69-73.
  • Various contributions in Pritchard, J.B. (ed.), The Times Atlas of the Bible (London, 1987). Spreads on pages 58-59, 60-61, 64-65, 82-83, 101-103, and 124-125.
  • “Sataf”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 6 (1986-7): 64-65.
  • “Sataf in the Judaean Hills”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 119 (1987): 161.
  • “The 1961-67 excavations in the Armenian Garden, Jerusalem”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 119 (1987): 81-97.
  • “Sataf: landscape archaeology near Jerusalem”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 7 (1987-8): 65-66.
  • “Ras ‘Amar, 1987”, Notes and News, Israel Exploration Journal, 38 (1988): 80-82. 
  • “Sataf, 1987”, Notes and News, Israel Exploration Journal, 38 (1988): 82-84
  • “Ras Amar”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 7-8 (1988-9): 154-5.
  • “Sataf-1987”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 7-8 (1988-9): 161-2.
  • “Ras ‘Amar”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 93 (1989): 79-80.
  • “Sataf-1987”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 93 (1989): 82-83.
  • “Sataf: landscape archaeology near Jerusalem”, in Winser, N.S. (ed.), Expedition Yearbook 1988(Expedition Advisory Centre, London, 1989), 173-4.
  • “Sataf: a project of landscape archaeology in the Judaean Hills”, British Association For Near Eastern Archaeology Newsletter, 2 (1989): 12-13.
  • “Sataf-1988”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 94 (1989): 49-50.
  • “Sataf in the Judaean Hills”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 121 (1989): 158.
  • “Sataf-1988”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 9 (1989-90): 58-9. 
  • “Landscape archaeology at Er-Ramthaniyye”, in Fiches, J-L and Van der Leeuw, S. (eds.), Archeologie et Espaces (Xemes Rencontres Internationales D’Archeologie et D’Histoire D’Antibes, 1990). With C.Dauphin. 
  • “Sataf, 1988”, Notes and News, Israel Exploration Journal, 40 (1990): 223- 226.
  • “Sataf: an archaeological project of landscape and environment in the Judaean Hills”, Qadmoniot,23 (1990): 97-103. With A.Kloner.
  • “Three coins of Alexander Jannaeus from El-‘Al in the Golan Heights”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 10 (1990-1): 67-72. With D.Urman. 
  • “The Sataf project of landscape archaeology in the Judaean Hills: a preliminary report on four seasons of survey and excavation (1987-89)”, Levant, 23 (1991): 29-54. With B.Ibbs and A.Kloner.
  • “Sataf-1989”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 96 (1991): 23.
  • “Sataf-1989”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel 10 (1991): 27-28.
  • “Tell el-Hesi and the camera: the photographs of Petrie and Bliss”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 122 (1991): 114-132. With T.Rajak.
  • “Golan Survey, 1988”, Israel Exploration Journal, 41 (1991): 176-9. With C.Dauphin.
  • “The Jerusalem ship”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 123 (1991): 81-2.
  • “Photographic archive”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 123 (1991): 82.
  • “Photographic archive”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 124 (1992): 3, 89.
  • “The Tell Sandahannah ship graffito reconsidered”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 124 (1992): 26-30.
  • “The C.N.Johns archive”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 125 (1993): 93.
  • “Photographic archive”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 125 (1993): 93-4. 
  • “Ancient settlements in their landscapes: the results of ten years of survey (1978-88)”, Bulletin ofthe AngloIsrael Archaeological Society, 12 (1992-3): 7-31. With C.Dauphin.
  • “Excavations along the western and southern walls of the Old City of Jerusalem”, in H.Geva (ed.) Ancient Jerusalem Revealed, Jerusalem, 1994. 147-155. With M.Broshi.
  • “Exploring ancient settlements and landscapes in the Golan”, Cathedra 73 (1994): 3-25. With C.Dauphin. 
  • “The oldest datable chambers on the Temple Mount”, Biblical Archaeologist 57 (1994): 150-160.  With D.Jacobson.
  • The First Hotels in Jerusalem”. Ariel 105-106 (1994): 10-18 (Hebrew)
  • The Tell ej-Judeideh (Tel Goded) excavations: a re-appraisal based on archival records in the Palestine Exploration Fund, Tel Aviv 21 (1994): 194-234.
  • “Abraham’s Oak of Mamre: the Story of a Venerable Tree”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly 126 (1995): 94-105.
  • “A monumental stairway on the Temple Mount”, Israel Exploration Journal, 45 (1995):  162-170. With D.Jacobson.
  • “The Mediterranean Hotel in nineteenth century Jerusalem”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 127 (1995): 93-105. With R.Chapman.
  • Various contributions to a Guide to Sites in Jordan, published by Ariel publishing house, Jerusalem, 1995.
  • “The Byzantine City of Dor/Dora Discovered”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 14 (1994-5): 9-38. With C.Dauphin.
  • “Hanauer and the Palestine Exploration Fund”, Ariel 112-113 (1996): 119 (Hebrew).
  • “A Note on T.E.Lawrence as Photographer in the Wilderness of Zin”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly 128 (1996): 94-102. With R.Chapman.
  • “Landscapes of Eretz Israel in the Photographs of Edelstein (1892-1910?)”. Ariel 119-120 (1996): 295-314. With E.Schiller (Hebrew)
  • “Tell el-Ful and the Results of the Northeastern Archaeological Survey”, pp.9*-23*, in A.Faust (ed.), New Studies on Jerusalem: Proceedings of the Second Conference, Bar Ilan University, 1996, Ramat Gan.
  • “The Original Form of Barclay’s Gate”. PEQ 129 (1997): 138-149. With D.M.Jacobson.
  • “Officers and Gentlemen”. Eretz 52 (1997): 19-25.
  • “T.E.Lawrence: Photographer in the Wilderness of Zin”. The T.E.Lawrence Society Newsletter 41 (1997): 1-3. With R.L.Chapman
  • The Holy Land in the Sights of Explorers’ Cameras”. Pp. 235-248 in Y.Ben-Arieh and M.Davis (eds.), Jerusalem in the Mind of the Western World, 1800-1948. With Eyes Toward Zion – V. 1997Westport, Connecticut, London. 
  • “Conrad Schick and the Palestine Exploration Fund”. Ariel 130-131 (1998): 64-68 (Hebrew).
  • “The “Jewish-Christian” Tomb from the Mount of Offence”. Revue Biblique 105 (1998): 161-175. With G.Avni.
  • “The Modi’in Excavation Project – Introduction”. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108 (1998): 94-95 (Hebrew). 
  • “H.Tittora, The Central Hill”. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108 (1998): 99 (Hebrew)
  • “Hill B (The East Slope)”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108 (1998): 106 (Hebrew)
  • “Bir Ma’in: Hill C (C)”. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108 (1998): 112 (Hebrew)
  • “Barfilya: Road 15 (south)”. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108: 114 (Hebrew)
  • “El-Burj – Barfilya -The Hinterland: Ha-Shimshoni Compound”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108: 115-116 (Hebrew)
  • “Shimshoni, F128”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot 108: 116 (Hebrew).
  • “Water Cisterns”. Pp. 16-19 in S.Gibson and D.Amit (eds.) Water Installations in Antiquity. Booket No I , 1998 (IAA).
  • “Irrigation Agriculture in the Central Highlands”. Pp. 36-38 in S.Gibson and D.Amit (eds.) Water Installations in Antiquity. 1998Booket No I (IAA).
  • “Lime Kilns in North-east Jerusalem and in the Modi’in Region”. Pp.18-19 in S.Gibson and D.Amit (eds.) Ancient Technology. 1998. Booklet No. II (IAA).  
  • Charcoal Burners: A General Introduction”. Pp. 20-22 in S.Gibson and D.Amit (eds.) Ancient Technology. 1998Booklet No. II (IAA).  
  • “An Unknown Church with Inscriptions from the Byzantine Period at Khirbet Makkus near Julis”, Liber Annuus XLVIII (1998): 315-334. With F.Vitto and L.Di Segni.
  • “Town and Country in the Southern Carmel: Report on the Landscape Archaeology Project at Dor (LAPD)”. Levant XXXI (1999), pp. 71-121. With S.Kingsley and J.Clarke
  • “British Archaeological Institutions in Mandatory Palestine, 1917-1948”. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 131 (July-December, 1999), pp.115-143. 
  • “Landscape Archaeology and Salvage Excavations in Modi’in”, ASOR Newsletter 49 (1999) (1): 16-17.
  • “Suba (Belmont) Landscape Survey”, Council for British Research News Jerusalem, 2 (2000), p.5
  • “Jaba’ Village Ethnoarchaeological Research Project”, ”, Council for British Research News Jerusalem, 2 (2000), p.6. With J.Bargouth.
  • “Modi’in – A Project of Landscape Archaeology”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Archaeological Conference in Israel, 2000, Jerusalem. P.18.
  • “Conrad Schick (1822-1901), the Palestine Exploration Fund and an ‘Archaic Hebrew’ Inscription from Jerusalem”. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 132 (July-December)2000: 113-122.
  • “The Archaeological Setting and the Surrounding Landscape” Chapter 2 in R.P.Harper and D.Pringle, Belmont Castle: The Excavation of a Crusader Stronghold in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. CBRL: Oxford, 2000, 21-32. With S.Dar and J.Clarke.
  • “Jerusalem, Ben Hinnom Valley”. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 111 (2000) : 70*-72*, 94-96. With B.Zissu and J.Tabor. (English and Hebrew)
  • “Agricultural Terraces and Settlement Expansion in the Highlands of Early Iron Age Palestine: Is There Any Correlation Between the Two?” Chapter 4 in A.Mazar (ed.) Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan. Sheffield Academic Press, 2001, 113-146.
  • “More Light on the Cave of John the Baptist”, Research Report in CBRL 2001: Newsletter of the Council for British Research in the Levant. Pp.22-23.
  • “Jaba’ Village Ethnoarchaeological Research Project”, Research Report in CBRL 2001: Newsletter of the Council for British Research in the Levant. Pp.24-25. With J.Bargouth.
  • “Sataf”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot (Excavations and Surveys in Israel) 112 (2001): 88*-89*, pp.109-111 (Hebrew and English).
  • “Archaeology of the Landscape and Environment: Reconstructing the Ancient Landscape Based on Archaeology.”, Ariel 147-148 (2001), pp. 32-44 (Hebrew).
  • “The Ordnance Survey and the Palestine Exploration Fund”, in A.Tishbi (ed.), Holy Land in Maps, Israel Museum Catalogue No. 459 (2001), pp. 158-159.
  • “The Expedition of Woolley and Lawrence ‘of Arabia’ in the Negev”, Ariel 152-153 (2002), pp. 93-98 (Hebrew). 
  • “The Holy Oak and Olive Trees of Tel Suba”, Teva ha’Devarim 81 (2002): 52-55 (Hebrew).
  • “From Wildscape to Landscape: Landscape Archaeology in the Southern Levant – Methods and Practice”. Pp. 1-25 in A.M.Maeir, S.Dar and Z.Safrai (eds.), The Rural Landscape of Ancient Israel.  (BAR Int. Series 1121, Oxford, 2003).
  • “Stone Vessels of the Early Roman Period from Jerusalem and Palestine. A Reassessment”. Pp. 287-308 in: G. Claudio Bottini, L. Di Segni and L. D. Chrupcala (eds.), One Land – Many Cultures: Archaeological Studies in Honour of S. Loffreda.. (Franciscan Printing Press: 2003) Jerusalem. 
  • “A Brief Note on a Visit Made to El-Auja (Nessana) by E.H.Palmer and C.F.Tyrwhitt-Drake in February 1870”, in Urman, D. (ed.) Nessana: Excavations and Studies. Vol. I (2004): 243*-248* (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press: Beersheba). 
  • “The James Ossuary: A Lost Cause”, Biblical Archaeology Review Nov/Dec 30 (6) 2004: 55-59.
  • “John the Baptist’s Cave. The Case in Favor”, Biblical Archaeology Review May/June 31 (3) 2005: 36-41, 58. With J. Tabor
  • “The Search for Ancient Modi’in: From Khirbet el Midya to Horvat Titura”, in E. Eisenmann et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Modi’in (2005), p.10.  
  • “Jewish Purification Practices and the Bethesda Pools in Jerusalem”, Proche-Orient Chrétien 55 (2005): 270-293. 
  • “New Excavations at Khirbet el-Jiljil (Bet Gemal) Near Beth Shemesh”, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 23 (2005): 29-89. With A. Strus.
  • “The Chalcolithic in the Central Highlands of Palestine: A Reassessment Based on a New Examination of Khirbet es-Sauma’a”, Levant 38 (2006): 85-108. With Y.M. Rowan. 
  • “Time and Space: Archaeological Landscapes at Qumran”, in J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt and A. Adrianes (eds.), Bio- and Material Culture at Qumran. Stuttgart 2006: 201.
  • 190 essays written on a wide range of subjects for the new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. Macmillans (NY). 2007.
  • “The Yh(d) ‘Latin F’ Shaped Monogram: Epigraphy and Dating”, Tel Aviv Journal 2007. With G. Finkielsztejn. 
  • “Greek Inscriptions from Khirbet el-Jiljil and Beit Jimal and the Identification of Caphar Gamala”, BAIAS 25, 2008, pp. 117-145. with L. Di Segni.
  • “Suggested Identifications for ‘Bethso’ and the ‘Gate of the Essenes’ in the Light of Magen Broshi’s Excavations on Mount Zion”, In J. Patrich et al.(eds.), New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, 2007, Vol. 1, pp. 29*-33* (IAA: Jerusalem)
  • “Roads and Passes Around Qumran”, PEQ 140, 2008, pp. 225-227. with J.E.Taylor.
  • “The Bethesda Pool in Jerusalem: A New Investigation of Old Excavations”, in E. Baruch et al. (eds.) New Studies on JerusalemVol. 14, 2008, pp. 22*-29*, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan
  • “Mysteries of Faith: The Final Days of Jesus,” US News & World Report Special Edition, 2009, pp. 10-15.
  • “The Palestine Exploration Fund and the Search for the ‘City of David'”, in E. Meiron (ed.) City of David: Studies of Ancient JerusalemVol. 4, 2009, pp. 45*-61*, Megalim: Jerusalem.
  • “Two Wine Presses at Ras et-Tawil (Pisgat Ze’ev) in North Jerusalem”, Chapter 47 in E. Ayalon et al. (eds.), Oil and Wine Presses in Israel from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods. BAR International Series 1972, Oxford, 2009, pp. 271-276.
  • “The Suba Water System as a Clay-Production Plant in the Iron Age II”, Eretz-Israel: Archaeological, Historical and Geographical Studies (Stern Volume), 29, 2009, Jerusalem, pp. 45*-56*. 
  • “The Archaeology of Jesus in Jerusalem”, Loy H. Witherspoon Lecture Booklet in Religious Studies, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2009.
  • “New Excavations on Mount Zion in Jerusalem and an Inscribed Stone Cup/Mug from the Second Temple Period”, in D. Amit et al.(eds.), New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region2010, Vol. 4, pp. 32*-43*, IAA: Jerusalem.
  • “British Archaeological Research in Jerusalem”, pp. 383-401 in I. Bartal and H. Goren (eds.), The History of Jerusalem: The Late Ottoman Period (1800-1917).  2010. Yad Ben-Zvi: Jerusalem. 
  • “Qumran Connected: The Qumran Pass and Paths of the North-Western Dead Sea”, Pp 163209 in Jörg Frey, Carsten Claussen and Nadine Kessler (eds.), Qumran un die Archäologie2011 Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament series, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen. With J. E. Taylor.
  • British Archaeological Work in Jerusalem between 1865-1967: An Assessment” pp. 23-57 in Katharina Galor and Gideon Avni (eds), Unearthing Jerusalem: 150 Years of Archaeological Research in the Holy City. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2011
  • “The Trial of Jesus at the Jerusalem Praetorium: New Archaeological Evidence,” pp. 97-118 in C.A. Evans (ed.), The World of Jesus and the Early Church: Identity and Interpretation in Early Communities of Faith. Peabody: Hendrickson 2011.
  • The Excavations at the Bethesda Pool in Jerusalem: Preliminary Report on a Project of Stratigraphic and Structural Analysis, pp. 17-44 in F. Bouwen (ed.), Sainte-Anne de Jérusalem. La Piscine Probatiquen de Jésus À Saladin. Proche-Orient Chrétien Numéro Spécial. 2011, Saint Anne: Jerusalem.
  • “The Sataf Project of Landscape Archaeology in the Judaean Hills (1987-89),” in Bulletin of the Council for British Research in the Levant 7 (2012): 69-70.
  • “The Bir Ayyub Well (En Rogel) at Jerusalem: A New Plan and Discussion Based on Maps and Historic Photographs,” in E. Baruch, Y. Levin and A. Levy-Reifer (eds), New Studies on Jerusalem 8 (2012): pp. 7*-33*
  • “A Note on an Iron Age Four-Horned Altar from Tel Dothan,” PEQ 134/4 (2013), 306-319. With T. Kennedy and J. Kramer. 
  • “The Talpiot Tomb Reconsidered: The Archaeological Facts,” in James Charlesworth (ed.), The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? Exploring Ancient Jewish Tombs Near Jerusalem’s Walls2013 Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. With Amos Kloner.
  • “The Palestine Exploration Fund”, in E. Schiller and G. Barkay (eds.), In the Footsteps of the First Explorers of Eretz Israel. Ariel 202, 2013, pp. 37-52 (Hebrew). 
  • “Charles Warren’s Kidron Valley Tunnels, Bir Ayyub, and the Location of Biblical En Rogel”, 351-393 in E. van der Steen, J. Boertien, and N. Mulder-Hymans (eds.), Exploring the Narrative. Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages. 2014. Bloomsbury: London.
  • “A Visitor at Samaria and Sebaste’, 61-72 in B. Wagemakers (ed.), Archaeology in the Land of ‘Tells and Ruins’2014. Oxbow Books: Oxford.
  • “Water to Jerusalem; the Route and Date of the Upper and Lower Level Aqueducts”, pp. 9-41 in C. Ohlig and T. Tsuk (eds.), Cura Aquarum in Israel II: Water in Antiquity. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering in the Mediterranean Region, Israel 14-20 October 2012DWhG: Siegburg. 2014. 
  • “The Pilaster Enclosure Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem”, pp. 17*39* in E. Baruch and A. Faust (eds.), New Studies on Jerusalem Vol. 20, Ramat-Gan, 2014.
  • The Archaeology of Agricultural Terraces in the Mediterranean Zone of the Southern Levant and the Use of the Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating Method,” in Lucke, B., Bäumler, R., Schmidt, M. (eds.), Soils and Sediments as Archives of Environmental Change. Geoarchaeology and Landscape Change in the Subtropics and Tropics. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten Band 42 (2015): 295–314.
  • “The Disputed Legacy of R. A. S. Macalister’s Archaeological Explorations in Palestine,” pp. 24-41 in S. R. Wolff (ed.), Villain or Visionary? R. A. S. Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine. PEF Annual Vol. 12, 2015. 
  • “Chapter 9: Soft Limestone Vessels”, pp. 49-81 in D. Syon (ed.), Gamla III. The Shmarya Gutmann Excavations, 1976-1989. Finds and Studies. Part 2. IAA Reports 59, 2016. Jerusalem.
  • “On the So-called Head of Hadrian and a Hypothetical Roman Triumphal Arch on the North Side of Jerusalem”, pp. 149*-172* in J.Patrich, O. Peleg-Barkat and E. Ben-Yosef (eds), Arise, Walk Through the Land. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel in Memory of Yizhar Hirschfeld on the Tenth Anniversary of his Demise. The Israel Exploration Society: Jerusalem, 2016. With A. Nagorski
  • “The Crusader Church Beneath the Church of the Redeemer in Nineteenth-Century Historic Photographs,” pp. 43-91 in D. Vieweger and S. Gibson (eds), The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem. Archaeopress: Oxford, 2016.
  • “The Date of the Pilaster Wall in the Chapel of Alexander Nevsky”, pp. 177-188 in D. Vieweger and S. Gibson (eds), The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem. Archaeopress: Oxford, 2016.
  • “New Finds from the 11th to 13th Centuries Along the Southern Old City Wall of Mount Zion”, pp. *39-*55 in G. Steibel, J. Uziel, K. Cytryn-Silverman, A. Re’em and Y. Gadot (eds.), New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region. Collected Papers. Vol. 10, Jerusalem, 2016. With R. Y. Lewis and J. Tabor.
  • “On Determining the Date of Agricultural Terracing Around Jerusalem,” pp. 281-301 in E. Baruch and A. Faust (eds.), New Studies on Jerusalem. Vol. 22. Ramat-Gan (Hebrew), 2017. With R. Y. Lewis.

Contact Dr. Gibson

Shimgib@uhl.ac

Education (cont.): 

  • Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Department of Ancient Semitic Languages (2001). Dissertation topic: ‘The Character of the Essene Movement in Light of the Manuscripts Written in Esoteric Script from Qumran.’ Program Director: Prof. Michael Stone (formerly under the direction of Profs. Jonas Greenfield and Moshe Goshen-Gottstein).
  • Visiting Graduate Student, Hebrew University (1982-1983). Course work in Departments of Ancient Semitic Languages, Bible, and Archaeology.
  • M.A. Graduate Theological Union (Franciscan School of Theology), Berkeley, California (l975-l982). Area of specialization: Bible. Thesis topic: “Daniel 7:1-18: Its Structure and Motifs.”
  • B.S. Bethany College, Scotts Valley, California (1972-1974). Majors: Bible/Theology; Preseminary.
  • A.A. De Anza College, Cupertino, California (1970-1972). Major: Liberal Arts.

Linguistic Background:

  • Ancient Languages:
    • Reading knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Ugaritic, Koine Greek.
    • Studied for purposes of comparative linguistics: Coptic, Middle Egyptian, Classical Arabic, Ge’ez, Akkadian, Latin.
  • Modern Languages:
    • German, Hebrew, French, Spanish.

Fellowships and Honors: 

  • Senior Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, 2001-present
  • Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1997-2000
  • Grant recipient, Shelby White-Leon Levy Foundation for Archaeological Publications, for the Annotated English Edition of The Excavations of Qumran and Ein Feshkha, 2000.
  • Fellow, Orion Centre for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jerusalem, 1997-1998
  • Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology (Biblical Archaeology Society, 1993)
  • Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1985
  • Endowment for Biblical Research Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Fall 1984.

Projects:

  • Director, Nazareth Village Research Project, 1998-present. Reports include: First Century Nazareth: A Preliminary Model for On-going Research (1999); The House: Its Structure as a Living Space (1999); The Synagogue in the First Century CE: Recommendations for the Reconstruction of an Academically Defensible Synagogue in Nazareth (2000); Household Furnishings: a Preliminary Report (2000); The Olive Press in the First Century (2002); Surveys and Excavations at the Nazareth Village Farm, 1996-2002 (in preparation).
  • Editor, The Dead Sea Libraries: Student’s Edition, in preparation. (A practical edition including the vocalized, reconstructed text, based upon readings from numerous manuscripts, divided by sense- units according to chapter and verse, accompanied by a parallel English translation and critical notes).
  • Editor, The Comprehensive Concordance to the Dead Sea Scrolls, in preparation.
  • Contributor, The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon, J. Fitzmyer, D. Hillers, and S. Kaufman, eds., in preparation.
  • Contributor, CATSS Project: “The Alignment of the Aramaic and Greek Texts of Ezra and Daniel”, l982-1983; Prof. E. Tov, Project Director.
  • Editor, The Dead Sea Libraries: Student’s Edition, in preparation. (A practical edition including the vocalized, reconstructed text, based upon readings from numerous manuscripts, divided by sense- units according to chapter and verse, accompanied by a parallel English translation and critical notes).

Publications:

CD-ROM

  • Project Director, Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (UHL/CSEC and the Israel Government Ministry of Tourism, 1998)
  • Co-author (in collaboration with Click! Multimedia, Inc., Tel Aviv, Israel), A Disciple’s Diary (Palphot and Thomas Nelson/Word, 1996).
  • Contributor , Encyclopedia Judaica (electronic version) (in press).

PRINTED

  • ‘Scripts and Scribal Practice’ Dictionary of Early Judaism (John Collins and Dan Harlow, eds.; Eerdmans, forthcoming, 2010)
  • ‘Reassessing Qumran’s Calendars’ Enoch and Jubilees (ed. Pierpaolo Bertalotto and Todd Hanneken): Short papers from the Fourth Enoch Seminar at Camaldoli (8-12 July 2007) in Henoch 31/1 (2009) 104-110.
  • ‘On the Nazareth Village Farm Report: A Reply to Salm’ Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 26 (2008) 105-108. (with Y. Rapuano)
  • ‘Surveys and Excavation at the Nazareth Village Farm (1997–2002): Final Report’ (with the collaboration of R. Voss and Y. Rapuano). Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 25 (2007) 11-71.
  • ‘Reassessing the Judean Desert Caves: Libraries, Archives, Genizas and Hiding Places’ Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 25 (2007)139-162.
  • ‘A Reassessment of CJO 703: Mary Magdalene has left the Room’ Near Eastern Archaeologist 70 (2007).
  • ‘Dated Bronze Coinage of the Sabbatical years of Release and the First Jewish City Coin’. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 24 (2006) 101-113.
  • ‘Lots’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).
  • ‘Nazareth’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).
  • ‘Qumran’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).
  • ‘Sundial’, Encyclopedia Judaica (New York: Keter and Macmillan Publishers, 2006).
  • The Dead Sea Libraries: Student’s Edition, in preparation. (A practical edition including the vocalized, reconstructed text, based upon readings from numerous manuscripts, divided by sense-units according to chapter and verse, accompanied by a parallel English translation and critical notes).
  • ‘Educational Suite and Database on Qumran, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of the Second Temple Period.’ (With the collaboration of Stephen Pfann, Jr.) In Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran: Papers from a COST Action G8 Working Group Meeting Held in Jerusalem, Israel on 22-23 May 2005, ed. Jan Gunneweg, Charles Greenblatt, and Annemie Adriaens, 251-264. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB, (2006).
  • ‘A Table in the Wilderness: Two Pantries and Tables, Pure Food and Sacred Space at Qumran,’ Qumran, The Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeological Interpretations and Debates. Proceedings of the Brown University Conference on the Archaeology of Qumran (Nov. 2002), edited by K. Galor, J-B Humbert and J. Zangenberg. E.J. Brill (2006)
  • “Historical Implications of the Early Second Century Dating of the 4Q249-250 Cryptic A Corpus.” In Things Revealed: Studies in Early Jewish and Christian Literature in Honor of Michael E. Stone, ed. Esther G. Chazon, David Satran, and Ruth A. Clements, 171-186. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 89. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
  • The Excavations of Qumran and Ein Feshkha (Revised English Edition), NTOA Series Archeologica 1B, University Press Fribourg, Switzerland/Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen (2003). (Re-edition and annotated English translation of R. de Vaux’s excavation notes.)
  • ‘Kelei Dema‘: Tithe Jars, Scroll Jars and Cookie Jars.’ Proceedings of the Manchester Copper Scroll Conference, edited by George J. Brooke and Phillip R. Davies. JSP Supp. Seroes 40. Sheffield Academic Press (2002) 163-179.
  • ‘An Incense Altar from Qumran?’, with Torleif Elgvin, Dead Sea Discoveries 9,1 (2002) 20-33. ‘Concordance’, Hebrew and Aramaic Concordances for each of volumes XI, XIII, XVIII–XX, XXII, XXIII, XXV-XXX, XXXIV–XXXVI, XXXVIII of Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. (Oxford,1993–2001)
  • ‘”313c. 4QcryptA Calendrical Document B,” “317. 4QcryptA Lunisolar Calendar,” “324d. 4QcryptA Liturgical Calendara,” “324e. 4QcryptA Liturgical Calendarb,” “324f. 4QcryptA Liturgical Calendarc?” “324g. 4QcryptA Calendrical Document F?” “324h. 4QcryptA Calendrical Document G?” “324i. 4QcryptA Mishmarot J”.362. 4QcryptB Unidentified Text A,” “363. 4QcryptB Unidentified Text B,” “363a. 4QcryptC Unidentified Religious Text,” “363b. 4Qcrypt Miscellaneous Texts”.’ In Wadi Daliyeh II: The Samaria Papyri from Wadi Daliyeh and Qumran Cave 4.XXVIII: Miscellanea, Part 2, ed. Douglas M. Gropp et al., Pls. XLI-XLIII. DJD 28. Oxford: Clarendon, 2001.
  • The Character of the Early Essene Movement in the Light of the Manuscripts Written in Esoteric Scripts from Qumran, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Hebrew University, 2001.
  • ‘The Writings in Esoteric Script from Qumran.’ In The Dead Sea Scrolls: Fifty Years after Their Discovery. Proceedings of the Jerusalem Congress, July 20-25, 1997, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Emanuel Tov, and James C. VanderKam, 177-190. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society in cooperation with the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, 2000.
  • The Synagogue in the First Century CE: Recommendations for the Reconstruction of an Academically Defensible Synagogue in Nazareth. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 2000). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.
  • ‘Cryptic Texts: 249a-z, 250a-j and 313-313b, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXVI (2000) 515-701; pls. xxxv-xlix.
  • ‘Archaeological Surveys’, Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).
  • ‘Sons of Dawn’, Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000) 891. ‘249. Midrash Sefer Mosheh, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXV (1999) 1-24; pls. I-III.
  • ‘No Nu in Line 2 of 7Q5: A Final Disidentification of 7Q5 with Mark 6:52–53’, (in collaboration with R. Gundry). Journal of Biblical Literature 118 (1999) 698–707.
  • First Century Nazareth: A Preliminary Model for On-going Research. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 1999). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.
  • The First Century House: Its Structure as a Living Space. University of the Holy Land Press (Jerusalem: 1999). Produced with the collaboration of V. Hillel.
  • ‘The Essene Yearly Renewal Ceremony and the Baptism of Repentance’, Proceedings of the Provo Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, July 1996 (Leiden: Brill, 1998) 337-52.
  • ‘From John Trever to Digital Imaging: Photographing the Dead Sea Scrolls’, with G. Bearman and S. Spiro, in The Dead Sea Scrolls Jubilee Volume (Leiden: Brill, 1998) 472-84.
  • ‘La publication des fouilles de Qumrân et Aïn Feshkha (en édition anglaise)’, Le monde de la Bible 107 (1997) 9.
  • ‘298. 4QcryptA Words of the Maskil to All Sons of Dawn’, with Menahem Kister, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XX (1997) 1-30.
  • ‘4Q249: Midrash Sefer Moshe’, in Legal Texts and Legal Issues: Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, Cambridge, 1995 (STDJ XXIII; Leiden: Brill, 1997).
  • ‘Physical Descriptions’ in The Damascus Document (4Q266-273), J. Baumgarten, ed. (DJD XVIII; Oxford: Clarendon, 1996).
  • ‘4QDanield: A Preliminary Edition’, RevQ 17 (Milik Festrschrift; 1996) 37-71.
  • ‘4Q298: Word of the Maskil to All Sons of Dawn’, Jewish Quarterly Review (1994) 203-235.
  • ‘The Wine Press (and Mikveh) at Qumran’, RB 101-2 (1994) 212-14.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: Companion Volume (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993, 2nd ed. 1995.
  • ‘Chronological List of the Negatives of the PAM, IAA, and Shrine of the Book’, chapter 3 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.
  • ‘History of the Judean Desert Discoveries’, Chapter 4 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.
  • ‘Sites in the Judean Desert Where Texts Have Been Found, Chapter 5 in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (in collaboration with Emanuel Tov). Brill/IDC, 1993.
  • ‘Khirbet Kerak Ware’, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Doubleday, 1992.
  • Gen. ed., Student Map Manual Marking Guide: Sections 10-13, the Hellenistic through New Testament
  • Periods, (Jerusalem: Center for the Study of Early Christianity), 1990.
  • ‘The Aramaic Text and Language of Daniel and Ezra in the Light of Some Unpublished Manuscripts from Qumran’, Textus 16 (1991) 127-37.
  • Contributor, The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance to the Bible, Jerusalem Publishing House/MacMillan Press, 1986.
  • ‘A Concordance to Ugaritica VII’, in Ugaritic Studies 2, P.C. Craigie, ed. (originally published in Newsletter for Ugaritic Studies 22 [l980], pp. 8-l6).

Memberships:

  • Evangelical Theological Society, 2001 to present.
  • American Schools of Oriental Research, l977 to present.
  • Society of Biblical Literature, l974 to present.
  • Sierra Club, l970-l97l.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, l968-l972.