Professor of Jewish History
Department of Jewish History
Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
1939 Born in Jerusalem
1957-1960 I.D.F. Military service
1967 B.A. in Archaeology and Jewish History (cum laude)
1971 M.A. in Jewish History (summa cum laude)
1975 Ph.D. granted by Tel Aviv University. Doctoral dissertation The Political Disposition and Historical Development of Eretz-Israel according to the Amarna Letters (Profs. Y. Aharoni and A.F. Rainey - supervisors).
1975-1979 Lecturer in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University.
1979-1984 Senior Lecturer.
1984-1989 Associate Professor in Jewish History.
1989-present Full Professor of Jewish History,TelAvivUniversity.
1991-1995 Chairperson of the Department of Jewish History
2005-2009 Incumbent, the Kaplan Chair for the History of Egypt and Israel in Ancient Time, Tel Aviv University.
October 2007 Retirement from university.
June 2012 Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Grants and Prizes
October 2003 – September 2007 – Research grant, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
2004 – Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi prize for the history of Eretz-Israel, for the book ‘the Past that Shapes the Present.
2006 – The Landau prize of Miph‛al ha-Payis in the field of biblical and Jewish history in the biblical period.
October 2018 – September 2022 – Research grant, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
E. Ben Zvi, A. Zertal, Y. Dagan, R. Kletter, A. Fantalkin, Y. Thareani Sussely, D. Sroka, E. Kogan-Zehavi, H. Torge, Ido Koch.
A. Zertal, A. Ofer, R. Kletter, O. Lipschits, A. Ashman, C. Edenburg, N. Franklin, A. Sumakai-Fink, Y. Thareani, S. Hasegawa, B. Stavi, Ido Koch.