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Borowski, Oded 1939-

BOROWSKI, Oded 1939-


Born August 26, 1939, in Petakh-Tikva, Israel; dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship; son of Meir-Shalom (a businessman) and Alina Kleinman (a homemaker) Borowski; married Marcia Weil (an attorney), August 24, 1964; children: Jonathan Robert, Orly Borowski Hardin. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Attended Absalom Institute (Israel), 1964-67; Midrasha (Detroit, MI), B.H.L. (Hebrew studies), 1968; Wayne State University, B.A. (history/anthropology), 1970; University of Michigan, M.A., 1972, Ph.D. (Near Eastern studies), 1979. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, nature.


Office—Emory University, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literature, S310 Callaway Center, Atlanta, GA 30322. E-mail—[email protected].


Educator, archeologist, and author. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, associate professor of Hebrew and biblical archeology. Excavations include Tell Gezer, Tel Dan, Ashkelon, and Beth Shemesh; codirector of Lahav Research Project, Phase III, Tel Halif, Israel.


National Association of Professors of Hebrew, American Schools of Oriental Research, Society for Biblical Literature, Israel Exploration Society.


Agriculture in Iron-Age Israel, Eisenbrauns (Winona Lake, IN), 1987.

Every Living Thing: Daily Use of Animals in Ancient Israel, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 1998.

Daily Life in Biblical Times, Brill (Boston, MA), 2003.

Contributor of articles and book reviews to periodicals; contributor to encyclopedias and books.


A book on daily life in Ancient Israel, for AltaMira Press.


Oded Borowski told CA: "I am involved with archaeological excavations at Tell Halif, Israel, where I have been digging since 1976."



Choice, September, 1998, E. B. Hazard, review of Every Living Thing: Daily Use of Animals in Ancient Israel, p. 158.

Journal of the American Oriental Society, October-December, 1989, Marvin A. Powell, review of Agriculture in Iron-Age Israel, p. 672.

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