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Gabriel Barkay

Dr. Gabriel Barkay

Ph.D., Tel Aviv University;
M.A. and B.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Excavations in Lachish, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Tel Zayit, Susa (Iran), with the faculty of Bar-Ilan University. Directed excavations at Ramat Rachel, Ketef Hinnom and since 2004 director of the Temple Mount sifting project.
Recipient of the Jerusalem Prize for Archaeological Research.
Gabriel is professor at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan and guest lecturer at other institutions. His academic interests include burial customs, art, and epigraphy. He is often found showing students artefacts first hand in the Israel Museum, captivating them with the stories of how they were found.


  • Barkay, G. and Z. Dvira, “Temple Mount Sifting Project: an introduction,” (Jerusalem: Temple Mount Sifting Project, 2015).
  • Barkay, G. et al., “The Amulets from Ketef Hinnom: A New Edition and Evaluation,”in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 334 (Jerusalem: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2004).
  • Barkay, G. et al., “The Challenges of Ketef Hinnom: Using Advanced Technologies to Reclaim the Earliest Biblical Texts and Their Contexts,” in Near Eastern Archaeology 66 (4) (Jerusalem: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2003).
  • Barkay, G., “The Priestly Benediction on Silver Plaques from Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem,” (Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University, 1992).
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