Avraham Biran Died at 99

Avraham Biran, Director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, died this morning at the age of 99 in Jerusalem.  He was awarded the Israel Prize in 2002.  His most famous work was the excavation of Tel Dan.  He also directed excavations at Anathoth, Tel Zippor, Ira, Aroer and the synagogue of Yesud Hama’alah.

In 1989, Biblical Archaeology Review interviewed Avraham Biran about his work at Tel Dan.  The interview can be read on the COJS website.
The HUC-JIR faculty website lists his publications, awards, etc.

UPDATE: Obituary by HUC-JIR

UPDATE: NY Times obituary

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2 Comments on “Avraham Biran Died at 99”

  1. Hadassah Says:

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