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Encyclopedia > Amihai Mazar

Amihai "Ami" Mazar (born 1942) is an Israeli archaeologist. Born in Israel (then part of the British Mandate of Palestine), he is currently (since 1994) Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, holding the Eleazer Sukenik Chair in the Archaeology of Israel.


Mazar has directed archaeological excavations at a number of sites in Israel that include:

  • Tel Qasile
  • Timnah (Tel Batash) - from 1977 - 1989
  • Bet She'an - from 1989 - 1996
  • Rehov (Tel Rehov) - from 1997 onwards (ongoing)

Mazar is a widely-recognised author in the field of Biblical Archaeology, his Archaeology of the Land of the Bible being a well-received text in many universities worldwide. He is also Editor of Qadmoniot, a publication of the Israel Antiquities Authority.


Mazar is married with three children and resides in Jerusalem. He is the nephew of Benjamin Mazar, one of the first generation of pioneering Israeli archaeologists after Independence, and cousin to fellow archaeologist Eilat Mazar.


Publications

Books

  • Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000 - 586 B.C.E., Anchor Bible Reference Library, Doubleday, 1990. ISBN 038523970X (Hbk) ISBN 0385425902 (Pbk)

External links

  • Hebrew University Departmental Page for Amihai Mazar (http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/Archaeology/mazar.htm) - includes a link to a summary of publications



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Amihai Mazar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (212 words)
Amihai "Ami" Mazar (born 1942) is an Israeli archaeologist.
Mazar is a widely-recognised author in the field of Biblical Archaeology, his Archaeology of the Land of the Bible being a well-received text in many universities worldwide.
He is the nephew of Benjamin Mazar, one of the first generation of pioneering Israeli archaeologists after Independence, and cousin to fellow archaeologist Eilat Mazar.
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