Baruch Halpern

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Baruch Halpern is the Covenant Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia. He was a leader of the archaeological digs at Tel Megiddo 1992-2007.[1] As an undergraduate at Harvard in 1972, he wrote a political analysis of the Bible, which subsequently influenced research into its authorship. [2]

Major publications include:

  • David's Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King (2003)
  • The Rise of Ancient Israel: Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution (1991, with Hershel Shanks, William Dever, and P. Kyle McCarter)
  • The Emergence of Israel in Canaan (1983)
  • The Constitution of the Monarchy in Israel (1981)
  • The First Historians: The Hebrew Bible and History (1980)


  1. ^ Ussishkin, David. "Tel Megiddo Centennial – Year 2002 Season". Israel Antiquities Authority. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  2. ^ pg. 43, Friedman, Richard Elliott. Who Wrote the Bible? (2nd edition, 1997) HarperSanFrancisco. ISBN 0-06-063035-3

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