Education

Dissertation

Current Long-Term Research Project

Honors and Fellowships

Research and Teaching Grants

Teaching Experience

  • Cornell University, Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Near Eastern Studies 163/1963: Things the Prophets Never Told You - Archaeology and the Religion of Ancient Israel (First Year Writing Seminar), 1999 - 2014.
    Near Eastern Studies 227: The Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Civilization, 2004.
    Near Eastern Studies 262/2662: Daily Life in the Biblical World, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011.
    Near Eastern Studies 2663: Introduction to Biblical History and Archaeology, 1997, 1999 - 2007.
    Near Eastern Studies 2666: Jerusalem Through the Ages, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014.
    Near Eastern Studies 275: The Religions of Ancient Israel, 2005, 2008
    Near Eastern Studies 364: Archaeological Field School at Tel Dor, Israel, 1998 - 1999.

    Excavation Experience

    Research Experience

    University Service

    Museum/Curatorial Positions

    Presentations

    [33] “Bin There, Done That: Storage Pits at Tell en-Naṣbeh and the Role of the State.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings, San Diego, 2014.

    [32] “Water Ya Know? Tell en-Naṣbeh's Contributions to Understanding Iron Age Water Systems.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings, San Francisco, 2011.

    [31] “’As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah’ (Jer. 40:10): Tell en-Nabeh and the Babylonian Period in Judah.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2011.

    [30] “The Clothes Make the Man: Re-Imagining Goliath of Gath.” Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, 2010.

    [29] “Re-examining Tell en-Nabeh: Ancient Capital of Judah.” New York State Archaeological Association, Ithaca, 2010.

    [28] “Reconsidering Goliath: An Iron I Philistine Maryannu.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2009.

    [27] “Benjaminite Mizpah: Revealing Judean History.” Jewish Community Center, New York, 2009.

    [26] “Late Bronze Age /Iron I Bronze Smithies at Tel Dor: Cultural Context and Pyrotechnological Analyses.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Boston, 2008. With F. Berna and N. Yahalom-Mack.

    [25] “Current Issues in Biblical Archaeology.” Temple Beth-El Sisterhood, Ithaca, 2008.

    [24] “ﬦﬢוּרּ ﬥﬢוּרּ בּﬢוּרּ — New Insights from Tel Dor, Israel, in the Context of a Quarter Century of Excavations.” Chair. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2007.

    [23] “The Babylonian Exile Decoded: An Archeologist Searches for Clues.” Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers, Elmira, 2006. Also on “The Book and The Spade” radio broadcast at http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm.

    [22] “An Iron I Trough Installation from Tel Dor and its Egyptian and Mediterranean Parallels.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2005.

    [21] “The Origins of Agriculture and Urban Societies in the Ancient Near East.” Cornell Adult University, 2005.

    [20] “The Burials of Israel's Canaanite Kings.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2004.

    [19] “A Siamun Scarab from Tel Dor and the Chronology of the Iron I/Iron IIa Transition.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings, Atlanta, 2003

    [18] “Warfare Before the Greeks.” Emory University, Atlanta, 2001.

    [17] “Tell en-Nabeh and the Problem of the Material Culture of the 6th Century.” Conference on Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period, Tel Aviv, 2001. Also at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, 2001.

    [15] “Daily Life in Ancient Israel.” Elder Hostel seminar program, Binghamton, 2000.

    [14] “Iron Age Jerusalem” and “Daily Life in Ancient Israel.” Biblical Archaeology Society seminar, Greensboro, 2000.

    [13] “Benjamin: Jerusalem’s Rural Hinterland and Northern Bastion.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Boston, 1999.

    [12] “New-Old Discoveries at Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin: The Recovery of Jewish Life in Israel during the Exile.” Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1998.

    [11] “‘As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah ...’; Towards the Reconstruction of the Material Culture of the Neo-Babylonian Period in Ancient Judah.” American Institute of Archaeology, Ithaca Chapter, 1997.

    [10] “Beyond the Exile: Things the Prophets Never Told You.” Tompkins-Cortland Community College, 1997.

    [9] “This Old Site: Issues in the Reappraisal of Early Excavations.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 1996.

    [8] “Tell en-Nabeh: The Ceramic Dating of Strata 1–5.”Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1996.

    [7] “An Inner and Outer Gate Complex at Tell en-Nabeh.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1994.

    [6] “Mesopotamian-style ‘Bathtub’ Coffins from Tell en-Nabeh.” Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 1994.

    [5] “Tell en-Nabeh and the Problem of the Neo-Babylonian Period in Israel.” Spring Banquet Lecture, Archaeological Institute of America, Berkeley Chapter, 1994.

    [4] “The M(W)H Stamp Impressions and the Neo-Babylonian Period.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 1992.

    [3] “New Light on Tell en-Nasbeh.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Anaheim, 1990.

    [2] “LÚ.pa-ma-ha-a in EA 162:74 and the Role of the Mhr in Egypt and the Ancient Near East.” American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1990.

    [1] “The Role of the Rabiu in the Amarna Archive.” Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1987.

    Computer Projects

    Professional Memberships

    Academic Service

    Edited Books

    Zorn, J. R. and Brody, A. J.
    [1]  2014  "As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …”: The Tell en-Naṣbeh Excavations after 85 Years. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.

    Articles (all are sole authorship unless otherwise noted)

    [1]  1988  The Badè Institute of Biblical Archaeology. Biblical Archaeologist 51: 36–45. 

    [2]  1988  William Frederic Badè. Biblical Archaeologist 51: 28–35. 

    [3]  1990  Ascii-yahu son of Bit-el; Computerizing an Archaeological Data Base. Journal of the Association of Graduate Near Eastern Students 1: 55–59. 

    [4]  1991  LÚ.pa-ma-ḫa-a in EA 162:74 and the Role of the Mhr in Egypt and Ugarit. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 50: 129–38. 

    [5]  1992 Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. D. N. Freedman. New York: Doubleday. The following articles on sites in the Negev and Sinai:

                Beth-Marcaboth. P. 690 in ABD, Vol. 1.
                Dimonah. Pp. 199–200 in ABD, Vol. 2.
                Dophkah. Pp. 222–23 in ABD, Vol. 2.
                Eder. P. 284 in ABD, Vol. 2. 
                Elath. Pp. 429–30 in ABD, Vol. 2. 
                Elim. P. 469 in ABD, Vol. 2. 
                Eltolad. P. 484 in ABD, Vol. 2. 
                Ezem. P. 722 in ABD, Vol. 2. 
                Haradah. P. 57 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Hashmonah. P. 65 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Hazar-Shual. P. 84 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Hazar-Susah. Pp. 84–85 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Hazor-Hadattah. P. 88 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Hor-Haggidgad. P. 287 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Iim. P. 387 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Ithnan. P. 582 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Jagur. P. 611 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Jotbathah. P. 1021 in ABD, Vol. 3. 
                Kehelathah. P. 13 in ABD, Vol. 4. 
                Kerioth-Hezron. P. 24 in ABD, Vol. 4. 
                Kibboth-Hattaavah. P. 36 in ABD, Vol. 4. 
                Laban. P. 114 in ABD, Vol. 4. 
                Makheloth. P. 478 in ABD, Vol. 4. 
                Mithkah. P. 877 in ABD, Vol. 4.    

    [6]  1993  Naṣbeh, Tell en-.  Pp. 1098–1102 in The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 3,  ed. E. Stern.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 

    [7]  1993  Mesopotamian-style Ceramic ‘Bathtub’ Coffins from Tell en-Nabeh. Tel Aviv 20: 216–24. 

    [8]  1993  Tell en Nasbeh: A Re-evaluation of the Architecture and Stratigraphy of the Early Bronze Age, Iron Age and Later Periods. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 

    [9]  1994  Estimating the Population Size of Ancient Settlements: Methods, Problems, Solutions and a Case Study. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 295: 31–48. 

    [10]  Zorn, J. R.; Yellin, J.; and Hayes, J. 
    1994  The m(w)ṣh Stamp Impressions and the Neo-Babylonian Period. Israel Exploration Journal 44: 161–83. 

    [11]  1994  Two Rosette Stamp Impressions from Tell en-Nabeh. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 293: 81–82. 

    [12]  1995  Three Cross-Shaped ‘Ṭet (ט)’ Stamp Impressions from Tell en-Nabeh. Tel Aviv 22 98–106. 

    [13]  1996  The Date of a Bronze Vase from Tell en-Naṣbeh. Tel Aviv 23: 209–12. 

    [14]  1997  More on Mesopotamian Burial Practices in Ancient Israel. Israel Exploration Journal 47: 214–19. 

    [15]  1997  Tell en-Nabeh. Pp. 101–03 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Ancient Near East, Vol. 4, ed. E. Meyers.  New York, NY: Oxford University. 

    [16] 1997  Badè, William F. P. 262 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Ancient Near East, Vol. 1, ed. E. Meyers. New York, NY: Oxford University. 

    [17] 1997  A Legacy of Publication: William F. Badè and Tell en-Nabeh. Biblical Archaeology Review 23: 68–69. 

    [18] 1997  Mizpah: Newly Discovered Stratum Reveals Judah’s Other Capital. Biblical Archaeology Review 23: 28–38. 

    [19]  1997  An Inner and Outer Gate Complex at Tell en-Nabeh. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 307: 53–66. 

    [20]  Stern, E.; Berg, J.; Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; and Zorn, J. R. 
    1997  Tel Dor, 1994–1995: Preliminary Stratigraphic Report. Israel Exploration Journal 47: 29–56. 

    [21]  Walsh, C., and Zorn, J. R. 
    1998  New Insights from Old Wine Presses. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 130. 

    [22]  1998  The Dating of an Early Iron Age Kiln from Tell al-Nabah. Levant 30: 199–202. 

    [23]  1999  This Old Site: Issues in the Reappraisal of Early Excavations. Pp. 59–70 in Archaeology’s Publication Problem: Volume 2, ed. H. Shanks.  Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society. 

    [24]  1999  A Note on the Date of the ‘Great Wall’ of Tell en-Naṣbeh: A Rejoinder. Tel Aviv 26: 146–50. 

    [25]  2000  Mizpah. Pp. 908–09 in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, ed. D. N. Freedman. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 

    [26]  2001  Wedge- and Circle-Impressed Pottery: An Arabian Connection. Pp. 689–98 in Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas. L. Esse, ed. S. R. Wolff.  Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations 59.  Chicago: Oriental Institute. 

    [27]  2003  Tell en-Nabeh and the Problem of the Material Culture of the 6th Century. Pp. 413–47 in Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period, ed. O. Lipschits and J. Blenkinsopp.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 

    [28]  Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; and Zorn, J. R.
    2004  Dor and Iron Age Chronology: Scarabs, Ceramic Sequence and 14C. Tel Aviv 31: 32–59. 

    [29]  2005  Mizpah. Pp. 701–05 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, ed. B. T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williams.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVaristy. 

    [30]  2006  The Burials of the Judean Kings: Sociohistorical Considerations and Suggestions. Pp. 801–20 in “I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times”; Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday, ed. A. M. Maier and P. Miroschedji.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 

    [31]  Berna, F.; Behar, A.; Shahack-Gross, R.; Berg, J.; Boaretto, E.; Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; Shalev, S.; Shilstein, S.; Yahalom-Mack, N.; Zorn, J. R.; and Weiner, S.
    2007  Sediments Exposed to High Temperatures: Reconstructing Pyrotechnological Processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel). Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 358–73. 

    [32]  Zorn, J. R., and Brill, R. H.
    2007  Iron Age I Glass from Tel Dor, Israel. Journal of Glass Studies 49: 256–59. 

    [33]  2009  The Daily Grind at Tel Dor: A Trough and Basin from an Iron Age I Kitchen. Eretz Israel 29 (Ephraim Stern Volume): 267–80. 

    [34]  2010  Reconsidering Goliath: An Iron Age I Philistine Chariot Warrior. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 360: 1–22. 

    [35]  2012  Is T1 David’s Tomb? Biblical Archaeology Review 38.6: 44–52, 78. 

    [36]  2012  Demography of Biblical Lands.  In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, ed. Hans-Josef Klauck; Volker Leppin; Bernard McGinn; Choon-Leong Seow; Hermann Spieckermann; Barry Dov Walfish; and E. J. Ziolkowski.  Berlin: De Gruyter. 

    [37]  2013  Tell en-Naṣbeh. Pp.400–408 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, ed. D. Master.  New York: Oxford University. 

    [38]  2013  Review Article of Judah in the Neo–Babylonian Period: The Archaeology of Desolation by A. Faust. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 1: 185–91. 

    [39]  2014 A Note on the Depiction of a Hoplite on a Sherd from Ashkelon. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 372:  

    [40]  Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; and Zorn, J. R.
    2014 An Iron Age I Canaanite/Phoenician Courtyard House at Tel Dor: A Comparative Architectural and Functional Analysis. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 372:  

    [41]  2014 Photo Essay: Tell en-Naṣbeh. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/resource/photoessays.xhtml

    [42]  2014 Tell en-Naṣbeh's Contributions to Understanding Iron Age Water Systems.  Pp. 225–279 In "As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …”: The Tell en-Naṣbeh Excavations after 85 Years, ed. J. R. Zorn and A. Brody. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias. 

    [43]  2014 Tell en-Naṣbeh in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Pp. 1–21 in "As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …”: The Tell en-Naṣbeh Excavations after 85 Years, ed. J. R. Zorn and A. Brody. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias. 

    [44]  2014 The Levant During the Babylonian Period. Pp. 825–840 in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant (ca. 8000 – 332 BCE,) ed. M. L. Steiner and A. E. Killebrew. Oxford University. 

    [45]  2014 War and Its Effects on Civilians in Ancient Israel and its Neighbors. Pp. 79–100 in The Other Face of the Battle: The Impact of War on Civilians in the Ancient Near East, ed. D. Nadali and J. Vidal. Alter Oreint und Altes Testamet 413. Münster: Ugarit Verlag.

    Book/Program Reviews/Brief Notes

    [1]  1987  The Secret of a Tell.  Berkeley, CA: Badè Institute of Biblical Archaeology. 

    [2]  1991  Review of Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000–586 B.C.E. by A. Mazar. Journal of the Association of Graduate Near Eastern Students 2: 45.

    [3]  1994  Review of The Architecture of Ancient Israel, ed. A. Kempinski and R. Reich. . Biblical Archaeologist 57: 176–77.

    [4]  1995  Scanning Pottery Profiles. Center for the Study of Architecture 7: 7–9.

    [5]  1996  Tell en-Nasbeh: The Ceramic Dating of Strata 1 to 5. American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter 46.3: 91–92.

    [6]  1996  Tell en-Nasbeh: Ceramic Dating of Strata 1 through 5. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 303: 81–82.

    [7]  1996  Review of Timnah by G. Kelm and A. Mazar. Biblical Archaeologist 59: 246.

    [8]  1996  Flowcharting the Harris Matrix. Center for the Study of Architecture Newsletter 8.4: 11.

    [9]  1997  Review of Published Pottery of Palestine by L. G. Herr, with W .C. Trenchard. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 307: 91–92.

    [10]  1997  Review of The City in Ancient Israel by V. Fritz. Biblical Archaeologist 60: 253–54.

    [11]  1998  Indiana Zorn and the Web Site of Tell en-Naṣbeh. Near Eastern Archaeology 61: 257.

    [12]  1999  Review of From the Ancient Sites of Israel: Essays on Archaeology, History and Theology, In Memory of Aapeli Saarisalo (1896–1986), ed. T Eskola and E. Junkkaala. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 314: 95–96.

    [13]  2000  Review of The Israelites by B. S. J. Isserlin. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 319: 73–74.

    [14]  2000  Review of The Israelites in History and Tradition by N. P. Lemche. Journal of Biblical Literature 119: 544–47.

    [15]  2000  Review of 'Ain Ghazal Excavation Reports: Symbols at 'Ain Ghazal -Volume 1, ed. D. Schmandt-Besserat. In Bryn Mawr Electronic Resources Review. http://csanet.org/bmerr/2000/ZornJAinGhAug.html#Info

    [16]  2002  Review of Theology, History, and Archaeology in the Chronicler’s Account of Hezekiah by A. G. Vaughn. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 325: 86–88.

    [17]  2003  Review of Ḥorbat Rosh Zayit by A. Gal and Y. Alexandre. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 330: 93–94.

    [18]  2004  Review of Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? by W. G. Dever. The Historian 66: 821–22.

    [19]  2005  Review of Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period, ed. A. G. Vaughn and A. E. Killebrew. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 337: 98–99.

    [20]  2006  Review of The City of David: Revisiting Early Excavations: Translations of Reports by Raymond Weill and L. H. Vincent, ed. H. S. Shanks. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 341: 73–74.

    [21]  2007  Review of Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee, Vol. 3, ed. R. Arav. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 346: 98–100.

    [22]  2008  Mizpah, Mizpah Wherefore Art Thou Mizpah? Tell en–Naṣbeh, Nebi Samwil and the Identification of a Biblical Site. In BAR Web Extra. http://www.bib-arch.org/bar/extra.asp?ArticleID=12&ParentArticleID=3

    [23]  2008  Review of The Fall of Jerusalem by O. Lipschits. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 349: 91–92.

    [24]  2009  Archaeological Views: The Economic Down Turn Hits Biblical Archaeology. Biblical Archaeology Review 35: 34, 80.

    [25]  2010  Review of "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin, ed. S .W. Crawford, A. Ben-Tor, J. P. Dessel, W. G. Dever, A. Mazar and J. Aviram. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 358: 94–96.

    [26]  2010  Review of The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Volume 5: Supplementary Volume, ed. E. Stern. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 357: 101–03.

    [27]  2011  Review of Studies on War in the Ancient Near East: Collected Essays on Military History, ed. J. Vidal. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 365: 86–87.

    [28]  2011  Review of The City Besieged by I. Eph‘al. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 362: 85–86.

    [29]  2012  Review of The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel (Ninth–Eighth Centuries B.C.E.) by D. O. Cantrell. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 367: 94–96. 

    [30]  Stern, E.; Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; Berg, J.; Zorn, J. R.; Mack, R.; Har-Even, B.; Kranot, N.; and Tzivolsky, S.
    2000  Tel Dor: 1997–1998. Hadashot Arkheologyot: Excavations and Surveys in Israel 111: 30–37 (Hebr.), *23–*30 (Engl.).

    Publications in Press/Preparation

    [1]  Gilboa, A.; Sharon, I.; and Zorn, J. R.
    In Press  Excavations at Dor, Final Report, Volume II. Qedem Reports. Jerusalem: Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University. 

    Editorial Experience

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