Shimon Gibson

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Shimon Gibson
Born United Kingdom
Occupation Archaeologist, senior fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Shimon Gibson is a British-born archaeologist living in Israel.[1]


Gibson obtained a PhD in landscape archaeology in the southern Levant from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.[1] He is currently a Senior Associate Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and an adjunct Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.[1][2]

Shimon Gibson was the lead archeologist excavating the wilderness cave of John the Baptist in 2000 and later wrote The Cave of John the Baptist.[3] He leads the team that found a 10-line ritual cup at Mount Zion.[4][5]

He is the editor of The Illustrated Dictionary & Concordance of the Bible[6] and was co-editor, with Avraham Negev, of the Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land.[7] In his The Final Days of Jesus: The Archaeological Evidence (2009)[8] he advanced the theory that Jesus was killed for acts of healing.[9]

Gibson has appeared in a number of biblical archaeology documentaries.[10]