Zvi Koenigsberg has dedicated the past 40 years to the study of Mt. Ebal.
He witnessed one of the most remarkable stories in archaeology: the discovery of the first altar built by the Hebrews in the land of Israel, a discovery that has gone largely unheralded, with some archaeologists going so far as to dispute it.
Zvi worked alongside the late Professor Adam Zertal throughout his excavations of Mt. Ebal, taking place from 1982 –1988. His long-term mentors include the late Professor Benjamin Mazar and Professor Yair Zakovitch.
Koenigsberg’s remarkable story of the altar at Mount Ebal is recorded in his book, “The Lost Temple of Israel,” published by Academic Studies Press in 2015.
- Archaeology of Ancient Israel
- Near Eastern Archaeology
- Guest lecturer (in Hebrew) on the topic of Mt. Ebal at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
- Guest lecturer, the University of Haifa, Bible Department, Mt. Carmel, Haifa
- Guest lecturer, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Guest lecturer, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem