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Dr. Eilat Mazar
Dr. Eilat Mazar

Eilat Mazar is a third-generation Israeli archaeologist, specializing in Jerusalem and Phoenician archaeology. A senior fellow at the Shalem Center, she has worked on the Temple Mount excavations, as well as excavations at Achzib. In addition to heading the Shalem Center's Institute of Archaeology, she is affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Image File history File links Eilatm. ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Mayor Uri Lupolianski Web Address www. ... Phoenician sarcophagus found in Cadiz, Spain; now in Archaeological Museum of Cádiz. ... The Shalem Center is an academic research institute in Jerusalem established in 1994 with the goal of developing the ideas needed to guide and sustain the Jewish people in the coming decades. ... The Temple Mount as it appears today. ... This entry incorporates text from the public domain Eastons Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. ... The Shalem Center is an academic research institute in Jerusalem established in 1994 with the goal of developing the ideas needed to guide and sustain the Jewish people in the coming decades. ... The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of Israels oldest, largest, and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ...


On August 4, 2005, Mazar announced she had discovered in Jerusalem what may have been the palace of the biblical King David, the second king of a united Kingdom of Israel, who ruled from around 1005 to 965 BCE. Now referred to as the Large Stone structure, Mazar's discovery consists of a public building dated from the 10th century BCE, pottery from the same period, and a bulla, or government seal, of Jehucal, son of Shelemiah, son of Shevi, an official mentioned at least twice in the Book of Jeremiah. The dig was sponsored by the Shalem Center and financed by an American investment banker. The land is owned by the Ir David (City of David) Foundation. [1] August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Mayor Uri Lupolianski Web Address www. ... This page is about the Biblical king David. ... Commonwealth of Israel redirects here. ... The alleged Palace of David site is a large 10th to 9th century BC public building in eastern Jerusalem whose discovery was announced on August 4, 2005 by Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar, who identifies it as the palace of the Biblical King David. ... Bold text The Book of Jeremiah, or Jeremiah (יִרְמְיָהוּ Yirmiyahu in Hebrew), is a book that is part of the Hebrew Bible, Judaisms Tanakh, and later became a part of Christianitys Old Testament. ... The Shalem Center is an academic research institute in Jerusalem established in 1994 with the goal of developing the ideas needed to guide and sustain the Jewish people in the coming decades. ...


Amihai Mazar, a professor of archaeology at Hebrew University, and Mazar's cousin, called the find "something of a miracle." [2] Amihai Ami Mazar (born 1942) is an Israeli archaeologist. ...


Mazar obtained her Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1997. She is the granddaughter of pioneering Israeli archaeologist Benjamin Mazar. She is a mother of four and resides in Jerusalem. Benjamin Mazar (June 28, 1906 - September 9, 1995) was a pioneering Israeli archaeologist who shared the national passion for the archaeology of Israel that also attracts considerable international interest due to the regions Biblical links. ...


See also

Biblical archaeology involves the recovery and scientific investigation of the material remains of past cultures that can illuminate the periods and descriptions in the Bible. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The archaeology of Israel is a national passion that also attracts considerable international interest on account of the regions Biblical links. ...

Publications

  • Mazar, Eilat (2006). "Did I Find King David's Palace?". Biblical Archaeology Review 32 No. 1 (January/February): 16-27,70. 
  • Mazar, E. 2004. The Phoenician Family Tomb N.1 at the Northern Cemetery of Achziv (10th-6th Centuries BCE). Sam Turner Expedition. Final Report of the Excavations (Cuadernos de Arquelogia Mediterranea 10), Barcelona.
  • _______. 2003. The Phoenicians in Achziv, The Southern Cemetery. Jerome L. Joss Expedition. Final Report of Excavations 1988-1990 (Cuadernos de Arquelogia Mediterranea 7), Barcelona.
  • _______. 2003. "Final Report, The Temple Mount Excavations in Jerusalem", 1968-1978, Directed by Benjamin Mazar, Vol. I: The Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods (Qedem 43), Jerusalem.
  • ________. 2002. The Complete Guide to the Temple Mount Excavations, Jerusalem.
  • _______. with Mazar, B. 1989. "Excavations in the South of the Temple Mount". The Ophel of Biblical Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

References

  • "King David's Palace Is Found, Archaeologist Says" by Steven Erlanger, August 5, 2005
  • Eilat Mazar's work and publications, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University

  Results from FactBites:
 
King David's palace found? Scholars differ | The San Diego Union-Tribune (833 words)
Amihai Mazar, a professor of archaeology at Hebrew University, calls the find "something of a miracle." He says he believes that the building may be the Fortress of Zion that David is said to have conquered, which he renamed the City of David.
Eilat Mazar believes she has found a riposte: a large public building, with at least some pottery of the time, and a bulla, or governmental seal, of an official – Jehucal (or Jucal), son of Shelemiah, son of Shevi – who is mentioned at least twice in the Book of Jeremiah.
Mazar found on the bedrock a large floor of crushed limestone, indicating a large public space.
King David's Palace Found In East Jerusalem? (1436 words)
Eilat Mazar, an Israeli archeologist, is claiming to have unearthed, in East Jerusalem, the palace of biblical King David.
Eilat Mazar relates that, although the location of King David's palace was very elusive, the Bible itself played a significant part in being able to locate it.
Mazar, the area above the fortress ruins and Phoenician capitals was a logical location for King David's palace because it would have placed it outside the original walls of the cramped city of Jerusalem and on the road to Solomon's Temple on the Mount.
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