Confronting the Past

Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever

Edited by Seymour (Sy) Gitin, J. Edward Wright, J. P. Dessel

Hardback - £55.95

Publication date:

30 June 2006

Length of book:

400 pages



ISBN-13: 9781575061177

William G. Dever is recognized as the doyen of North American archaeologist-historians who work in the field of the ancient Levant. He is best known as the director of excavations at the site of Gezer but has worked at numerous other sites, and his many students have led dozens of other expeditions. He has been editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, was for many years professor in the influential archaeology program at the University of Arizona, and now in retirement continues actively to write and publish. In this volume, 46 of his colleagues and students contribute essays in his honor, reflecting the broad scope of his interests, particularly in terms of the historical implications of archaeology.