May 16, 2016

Nelson Glueck
Nelson Glueck in Israel, 1956.
On your Biographical Paper on (Rabbi) Nelson Glueck, you will find him to be a very interesting individual and significant for many reasons however, finding information may be difficult. The main biography is Jonathan M. Brown and Laurence Kutler. Nelson Glueck: Biblical Archaeologist And President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Jerusalem: Hebrew Union College Press, 2005. You will find some information associated with this organization American School of Oriental Research (known as ASOR) of which he was associated. For more information look in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK under the sites that he excavated. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. Where did he take his training?
  2. What was his specialty?
  3. Where did he excavate?
  4. Who did he excavate with?
  5. What discoveries did he make or was involved in?
  6. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Available Sources:

  • “Archaeology: The Shards of History.” Time 82, no. 24 (December 13, 1963): 60. (Cover Story: Archaeologist Nelson Glueck ) EBSCO
  • “Our Founder: Nelson Glueck.” The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology. LINK.
  • Albright, William F.  Nelson Glueck in Memoriam. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research  202 (Apr., 1971): 1-6. JSTOR
  • Blank, Sheldon H. & Ginsberg, H.L. “Necrology: Nelson Glueck (1900-1971). Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 40, (1972): xix-xxi. JSTOR
  • Brown, Jonathan M. Nelson Glueck: Biblical Archaeologist And President of the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Detroit, Mich: Hebrew Union College Press, 2006.
  • Davis, Thomas W. Faith and Archaeology—A Brief History to the Present. Biblical Archaeology Review 19, No. 2 (March/April 1993): 54-57. BAR
  • Fierman, Floyd S. Rabbi Nelson Glueck: An Archaeologist’s Secret Life in the Service of the OSS. Biblical Archaeology Review 12:05 (Sep/Oct 1986): 18-22. BAR
  • Glueck, Nelson, Rivers in the Desert: A History of the Negev. New York, N.Y.: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1959. PDF
  • ______. “Ezion-Geber.” The Biblical Archaeologist, 28, no. 3 (1965): 71-73. JSTOR
  • ______. “Ezion Geber: Solomon’s Naval Base on the Red Sea.” The Biblical Archaeologist 1, no. 3 (1938): 13-16. JSTOR
  • ______. “The Archaeological History of the Negev.” Hebrew Union College Annual 32 (1961): 14-15. PDF
  • ______. “The Nabataean Temple of Khirbet et-Tannûr.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 67 (1937): 6-8. JSTOR
  • ______. The Other Side of the Jordan. New Orleans, Conn: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1940.
  • Lance, H. Darrell. “Nelson Glueck: In Memoriam.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 203 (Oct,1971): 3-4. JSTOR.
  • Philip J. King, “American Schools of Oriental Research, History of the,” ed. David Noel Freedman et al., Anchor Bible Dictionary (New York, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1996), 1:186.
  • Pratico, Gary Davis, and Robert A. DiVito. Nelson Glueck’s 1938-1940 Excavations at Tell El-Kheleifeh: A Reappraisal. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1993. LINK .
  • Seger, Joe D. “Nelson Glueck: Biblical Archaeologist and President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.” Near-Eastern Archaeology 74, no. 1 (2011): 62. LINK
  • Sherrard, Brooke. American Biblical Archaeology and Jewish Nationalism: Rabbi Nelson Glueck, the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Israeli State. Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal 11 no. 2, (Nov 2012): 151-174. LINK
  • Wright, G. Ernest. “The Achievement of Nelson Glueck.” The Biblical Archaeologist 22, no. 4 (1959): 98-99. JSTOR

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