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Lawrence E. Stager

professor, archaeology of Israel, Harvard

Lawrence Stager, Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel and head of the Harvard Semitic Museum in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University has overseen excavations under the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, the great Philistine port city, since 1985, as well as Carthage. Professor Stager teaches courses in Syro-Palestinian archaeology and Hebrew Bible at Harvard University and is an active professional member of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). Prior to teaching at Harvard, he was professor of Syro-Palestinian archaeology at the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Stager has written several articles: one accessible piece for laymen being "The Fury of Babylon: Ashkelon and the Archaeology of Destruction," in the *Biblical Archaeology Review* for January/February 1996.