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Israel Finkelstein is Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He has conducted numerous field projects, including excavations at biblical Shiloh and Megiddo. He is the author of many books, notably The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement (Israel Exploration Society) and Living on the Fringe (Sheffield Academic Press), the co-author, with Neil A. Silberman, of The Bible Unearthed and David and Solomon (both from Free Press), and was awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension in 2005.
— biography from The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel
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