BadÈ, William Frederic°

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BADÈ, WILLIAM FREDERIC° (1871–1936), biblical archaeologist. Born in Carver, Minnesota, Badè taught Old Testament literature at Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from 1898 to 1902; from 1902 to 1936 he was professor of Old Testament literature and Semitic languages at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. He excavated Tell al-Naṣba (Mizpah?), north of Jerusalem, in five campaigns between 1926 and 1935, clearing the mound almost completely. Badè published Old Testament in the Light of Today (1915), A Manual of Excavations in the Near East (1934), and Excavations at Tell al-Naṣba, 1926 and 1927: A Preliminary Report (1928).


Albright, in: BASOR, 62 (1936), 4–5; idem, in: JAOS, 52 (1932), 52–53.

[Michael Avi-Yonah]