Glueck, Nelson

Glueck, Nelson

(glo͝ok, glĭk), 1900–1971, American archaeologist and educator, b. Cincinnati, grad. Univ. of Cincinnati, 1920, Ph.D. Univ. of Jena, Germany, 1926. Among the more than 1,000 sites in the Middle East that Glueck uncovered were the copper mines of King Solomon and the ancient Red Sea port of Ezion Geber. In 1947 he became president of Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; from 1950 he served as president of the merged Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He wrote several books on archaeology, including Explorations in Eastern Palestine (4 vol., 1934–51), The Other Side of the Jordan (1940), The River Jordan (1946), Rivers in the Desert: A History of the Negev (1959), Deities and Dolphins (1965), and Hesed in the Bible (1968).
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Glueck, Nelson

(1900–71) archaeologist, educator; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. An ordained rabbi, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Jena, Germany, returning to the U.S.A. in 1928 to teach at Hebrew Union College, of which he was later president (1947–71). He discovered 1,500 biblical sites in four decades of work in Transjordan and the Negev, including King Solomon's mines, Khirbet Nahasr, and the possible site of King Solomon's seaport at Ezion-geber.
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