Ze'ev Herzog

from TelAvivUniversity Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D. 1977, Tel Aviv University: The city-gate in Eretz Israel and its neighboring countries.

  • Took part in the excavations of Hazor and Megiddo with Yigael Yadin and in dig at Tel Arad and Tel Beer Sheba with Yohanan Aharoni.

  • Directed the excavations at Tel Michal and Tel Gerisa and has recently begun a new exploration project at Tel Yafo (ancient Jaffa).

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Monograph Series of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University.

  • Appointed as Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvania (1978/9), Harvard University (1984/5; 1989/90; 1996/7) and at New York University (2002/3).

  • Fields of interest: Social Archaeology, Ancient Architecture, Field Archaeology


  • Z. Herzog
    Beer-sheba II: The Early Iron Age Settlements. (Publication of the Institute of Archaeology No. 7) Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University and Ramot Publishing Co. Tel Aviv 1984.

  • Z. Herzog
    Das Stadttor in Israel und in den Nachbarl?ndern. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. Mainz 1986.

  • Z. Herzog, G. Rapp, O. Negbi (eds)
    Excavations at Tel Michal, Israel. (Publication of the Institute of Archaeology No. 8) University of Minnesota Press and Tel Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology. Minneapolis 1989.

  • Z. Herzog
    Archaeology of the City: Urban Planning in Ancient Israel and its Social Implications. (Monograph Series of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Arahaeology No. 13) Emery and Claire Yass Archaeology Press, Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv 1997.

    Arad: R. Amiran, O. Ilan, and M. Sebbane: Ancient Arad-- An Early Bronze Age Community on the Desert Fringe;

  • Z. Herzog
    The Arad Fortresses. Tel Aviv 1997. [Hebrew].


Recent Articles

  • Herzog, Z. 2001. "The date of the temple at Arad: reassesment of the stratigraphy and the implications for the history of religion in Judah," in Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Supplement Series, 331). Edited by A. Mazar, pp. 156-178. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

  • Herzog, Z. 2001. Deconstructing the walls of Jericho: biblical myth and archaeological reality. Prometheus 4:72-93.

  • Herzog, Z. 2002. The fortress mound at Tel Arad: an interim report. Tel Aviv 29: 1-103.

  • Herzog, Z., and O. Bar-Yosef. 2002. "Different views on ethnicity in the archaeology of the Negev," in Aharon Kempinski memorial volume: studies in archaeology and related disciplines. Edited by E. D. Oren and S. Ahituv, pp. 151-181. Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press.

  • Herzog, Z. 2002. "Water supply at Tel Beersheba in the 1st Millennium BCE," in Cura Acuarum in Israel, In memoriam Dr. Ya'akov Eren: proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering in the Mediterranean Region Israel 7-12 May 2001, (Schriften der Deutschen Wasserhistorischen Gesellschaft (DWhG), Band 1). Edited by C. Ohlig, Y. Peleg, and T. Tsuk, pp. 15-22. Siegburg: Deutschen Wasserhistorischen Gesellschaft.

  • Herzog, Z. 2003. "The Canaanite City Between Ideology and Archaeological Reality" in Saxa Loquentur, Studien zur Archeologie Palestinas/Israel: Festschrift for Volmar Fritz zum 65. Geburtstag. Edited by C. G. den Herzog, U. Hubner, and S. Munger, pp. 85-96. Munster: Ugarit Verlag.