Friday, October 01, 2021

Remembering Eilat Mazar

FROM ONE OF HER MAIN FUNDERS: ‘Let the stones speak for themselves.’ Eilat Mazar offered me a chance to help link the Bible to modern times. It was one of my best investments (Roger Hertog, Times of Israel Blogs).
Even the naysayers welcomed her contributions. As noted in a 2005 article in The New York Times, “Other scholars who have toured the site are skeptical that the foundation walls Eilat Mazar has discovered are David’s palace, but they acknowledged that what she found was rare and important — a major public building from around the 10th century B.C.E. with pottery shards that date from the time of David and Solomon…”
For more on the career of Dr. Mazar, start here and follow the links.

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