TAU professor receives prestigious Prix Delalande-Guérineau
Prof. Israel Finkelstein received the award from France's Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres for his latest book.
Professor Israel Finkelstein, of Tel Aviv University's Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, has been awarded the prestigious Prix Delalande-Guérineau. The award was given out by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, located in Paris, for Prof. Finkelstein's latest book "Le Royaume biblique oublie” (The Forgotten Kingdom), published in Paris in 2013.
The Prix Delalande-Guérineau is awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres to the person whose published work is judged to be the best in the field of Orientalism. The award has been given out every other year since the late 19th century.
Prof. Finkelstein is also the Jacob M. Alkow Professor for the Archeology of Israel in the Bronze Ages and is a 2005 Dan David Prize laureate. For more about his work please visit his personal website.