Professor Moshe Garsiel

Curriculum Vitae

General Information

  • Born: Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • Marital Status: Married to Dr. Bathsheba Garsiel, 3 children.
  • Home Address: 110 Rothschild Street, Petach-Tiqva 49333, ISRAEL.

Education

  • B.A. Bible & Hebrew Literature, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 1965.
  • M.A. Bible, Tel-Aviv University 1968.
  • Ph.D. Bible, Tel-Aviv University 1974.
  • Post-Doctorate Biblical Archaeology, Tel-Aviv University 1974-5.

University Teaching & Administration

  • 1968-1973 Instructor, The Dpt. of Bible, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • 1974-1977 Lecturer, The Dpt. of Bible, Bar-Ilan University.
  • 1975-1977 Chairperson of The Dpt. of The Land of Israel Studies, Bar-Ilan.
  • 1977-1978 Visiting Professor of Bible & Biblical Archaeology, The Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL., USA
  • 1978-1980 Senior Lecture (status--tenure), The Dpt. of Bible, Bar-Ilan.
  • 1981 Visiting Professor, spring semester, The Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL., USA.
  • 1981-1984 Chairperson of The Dpt. of Bible, Bar-Ilan.
  • 1984 Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan.
  • 1985-1986 Visiting Professor of Bible & Biblical Archaeology, The University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • 1987 Bar-Ilan.
  • 1989&1991 Visiting Professor of the Graduate Summer School, The Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL., USA.
  • 1988-1992 Chairperson, The Dpt. of Bible, Bar-Ilan.
  • 1992 Full Professor and a Senate member, Bar-Ilan Un.
  • 1992-1993 Visiting Professor of Bible and Biblical Archaeology, The Jews' College -- The University of London, UK.
  • 1994-1995 Coordinator of The Teaching Committee of Bar-Ilan's Senate.
  • 1997 Part time position as a Visiting Professor at the Dep. of Bible, Tel Aviv University, Graduate School.
  • 1997-2001 Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan Un.
  • 2002-2003 Bar-Ilan, also part time position as a Visiting Professor at the Dep. of Jewish History, Haifa University Graduate School.
  • 2006 – 2011 Professor Emeritus: part time position at Bar-Ilan Un; part time chair of MA program at Academic College of Education, Giveat Washington (Israel)
  • • 2012-2017 Professor Emeritus: part time position at Bar-Ilan Un, Graduate School.

Field Activity

  • 1968-1984 Coordinator of field research team. In these field excursions thousands of slides of biblical sites, archaeological digs, etc., were developed for teaching purposes.
  • 1975 (Summer) Participation in the excavation at Tel Apheq.
  • 1976 (Winter) Coordinator of the excavation at Izbet-Sarta (biblical Even-ezer.)
  • 1976 (Summer) Coordinator of Izbet-Sarta excavation.In this season the earliest Hebrew inscription (preceding the Gezer tablet) has been discovered.
  • 1977 (Summer) Coordinator of Izbet-Sarta excavation.

Academic Activity

  • 1992-2003 Member of Beith Miqra board of editors. Member of Biqoreth U-Parshanuth (Criticism and Interpretation) board of editors

Academic Fields of Interest

  • Historiography of the Bible.
  • Geographical and archaeological aspects of the Bible.
  • A literary interpretation of the Bible.
  • Biblical names and their literary meaning.
  • Ugaritic writings and the Bible.

Public Lecturing Programs

Intensive activity in adult education programs: many long series of lectures on the Bible and Biblical Archaeology (accompanied with slides) were delivered in many places in Israel, Chicago & Milwaukee (USA) and London (UK).

Professor Moshe Garsiel