Albright, William Foxwell, 1891-1971

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1891-05-24
Death 1971-09-19
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Orientalist, Professor of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1929-1958.

From the description of Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 181964363

William Foxwell Albright was an Orientalist, archaeologist, and linguist. He received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 1916 and then took a professorship there in 1927, and was the W. W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages, 1930-1958. Albright was the Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, 1922-1929, 1933-1936. He did important archaeological work and excavated at such sites in Palestine as Gibeah (Tell el-Fûl, 1922) and Tell Beit Mirsim (1933-1936). He was also involved with interpretation of the Qumrân, or Dead Sea, scrolls.

Albright held many significant organizational positions, such as the presidency of: Palestinian Exploration Society (1921-1922, 1934-1935); American Oriental Society (1935-1936); Society of Biblical Literature (1938-1939) and the International Organization of Old Testament Scholars (1956-1957). He also served on various committees of the American Philosophical Society, in particular the Research Committee.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1920]-1971. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298006

William Foxwell Albright was an Orientalist, archaeologist, and linguist. After receiving his Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 1916, he took a professorship there in 1927, and then served as the W. W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages, 1930-1958. As the Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, 1922-1929 and then 1933-1936, he accomplished important archaeological work and excavated at the, excavating, for example, at such significant sites in Palestine as Gibeah (Tell el-Fûl, 1922) and Tell Beit Mirsim (1933-1936). In addition, Albright contributed to the the interpretation of the Qumrân, or Dead Sea, scrolls.

Albright held many prestigious significant organizational positions, such as the presidency of: Palestinian Exploration Society (1921-1922, 1934-1935); American Oriental Society (1935-1936); Socierature (1938-39); and the International Organization of Old Testament Scholars (1956-1957). He also served on various committees of the American Philosophical Society, in particular the Research Committee.

From the guide to the William Foxwell Albright papers, [ca. 1920]-1971, [Circa 1920]-1971, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Biblical scholars
  • Semitic languages
  • Religion historians
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--West Bank
  • Jews--Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Israel
  • Oriental antiquities
  • Archaeology
  • Dead Sea scrolls
  • Bible--Antiquities
  • Orientalists
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Yemen

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  • Israel (as recorded)
  • Yemen Arab Republic (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)
  • Qumran Site (West Bank) (as recorded)
  • Qumran Site (West Bank) (as recorded)
  • West Bank (as recorded)
  • Chiapas (Mexico) (as recorded)