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William Foxwell Albright (May 24, 1891September 19/September 20, 1971) was an evangelical American Methodist archaelogist, biblical authority, linguist and expert on ceramics. He was born in Coquimbo, Chile to Protestant missionaries Wilbur Finley and Zephine Viola Foxwell Albright, the eldest of six. He married Dr. Ruth Norton in 1921 in Jerusalem. The couple had four sons. May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... Archaeology or archæology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of cultural and environmental data, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The Bible (From Greek (τα) βιβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, plural of βιβλιον, biblion, book, originally a diminutive of βιβλος, biblos, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos, meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material), is a word applied to sacred scriptures. ... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ...


Albright received his Ph.D. in 1913 from Johns Hopkins University, where he later taught from 1929 to 1959 and was director of the American school of Oriental Research at Johns Hopkins. One of his major achievements was confirming the authenticity of the Dead Sea Scrolls following their discovery. The Johns Hopkins University is an internationally prestigious private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Fragments of the scrolls on display at the Archeological Museum, Amman The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of about 850 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, which were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran, near the ruins of the anceint...


In 1923 he made the first significant excavation of a tumulus near Jerusalem--possibly the site where an ancient king of Judah was memorialized. Another noteworthy contribution he made to the field of Biblical archaeology was his study of the LMLK seals and the impact it had on other researchers from 1925-1960 (Grena, 2004, pp. 149-78). Alternate meanings of barrow: see Barrow-in-Furness for the town of Barrow in Cumbria, England; also Barrow, Alaska in the U.S.; also River Barrow in Ireland. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ... Judah (יְהוּדָה Praise, Standard Hebrew Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhûḏāh) may refer to: One of the sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob, see Judah (biblical figure) The tribe formed by Judahs offspring, see Tribe of Judah The kingdom ruled by the house of David after the Kingdom of Israel broke... Biblical archaeology comprises excavations and chance discoveries of artifacts representing people, places, and things mentioned in the Bible. ... LMLK seals were stamped on the handles of large storage jars in and around Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah (circa 700 BC) based on several complete jars found in situ buried under a destruction layer caused by Sennacherib at Lachish. ...


He edited the Anchor Bible volumes on Jeremiah, Matthew, and Revelation; his books include Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan, The Archaeology of Palestine: From the Stone Age to Christianity, and The Biblical Period from Abraham to Ezra.


The W. F. Albright institute of Archaeological research, a branch of the American Schools of Oriental Research is located in Jerusalem. Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ...


References

  • Albright, William F. (1923). "Interesting finds in tumuli near Jerusalem". Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (http://www.asor.org/) 10 (April): 1-3.
  • Grena, G.M. (2004). LMLK--A Mystery Belonging to the King vol. 1. Redondo Beach, California: 4000 Years of Writing History. ISBN 0-9748786-0-X.

External link

  • Official AIAR website (http://aiar.org/)
  • Resources on Biblical Archaeology (http://www.BiblicalArcheology.Net)

 
 

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