Dr. Oren Gutfeld

Israel Archaeological Services

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Education

2011-2013     Research Fellow, Ben Zvi Institute for the research of Jerusalem. 

2010-2011       Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009-2010       Post Doctoral Research Fellow, the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

2008-2009       Visiting Faculty and Lecturer, The Frankel Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

2001-2007       Ph.D. degree, Classical Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1995–1999      M.A. degree, Classical Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1990–1994      B.A. degree, Archaeology (Biblical, Classical and Islamic periods), and combined studies stream, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1983–1986      High school diploma from the high school for environmental studies at Sdeh-Boqer.

 

Professional Experience

2005–present   Excavation director on behalf of the Hebrew University at Beit Loya.

2000–present   Member of the final report editing team of the late Nahman Avigad Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem, The Hebrew University and Israel Exploration Society.

2003–2012      Excavation director on behalf of the Hebrew University in the area of the Hurvah Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem (in cooperation with Hillel Geva).

2000–2006      Excavation director on behalf of the Hebrew University at Nahal Sekhakha (Hyrcania Tunnels) in the JudeanDesert.

1999–2000      Project manager of the project for the development of the National Park at Herodium, on behalf of the Hebrew University and the Israeli Nature and National Parks Authority.

1998                Excavation director at Tiberias (in cooperation with the late Prof. Yizhar Hirschfeld), on behalf of the Hebrew University.

1996                Excavation director at Ramla, on behalf of the Hebrew University.

1993–1997      Research assistant for Prof. Ehud Netzer at the Hebrew University, field archaeologist in Netzer’s excavations at Jericho, Masada and Herodium.

1992–2005      Area supervisor and assistant director at the Hebrew University excavations at Sepphoris.

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching positions held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI:

2009                “Jerusalem from the End of the Second Temple period until the Arab Conquest–Archaeological Evidence and Literary Sources.”; “Jewish Art and Architecture during the Second Temple period, Mishnah and Talmud periods.”

2008                “Jerusalem from the End of the Second Temple period until the Arab Conquest–Archaeological Evidence and Literary Sources,”

 

Teaching positions held at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem:

2006–2007      “Introduction to Archaeology and Auxiliary Studies” and “Field Archaeology.”              

2005–2006      “Hellenistic-Byzantine Fortifications in Ancient Palestine” and “Introduction to Archaeology and Auxiliary Studies.”

2004–2005      “Introduction to Archaeology and Auxiliary Studies” and “Field Archaeology.”              

2003–2004      “Introduction to Archaeology and Auxiliary Studies” and “The Urban Planning/Layout of Byzantine-period Jerusalem.”

1998–2002      “Introduction to Archaeology and Auxiliary Studies.”

1995–1997      “Surveying and Mapping Methods.”

 

Publications:

I.                      Ph.D. Dissertation

2007                O. Gutfeld, The Cardo and the Nea Church in the South-Western Hill of Jerusalem – A Stratigraphic and Architectural Analysis (supervised by Prof. Y. Tsafrir), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

II.                    Books and Guides

2012                O. Gutfeld, Jewish Quarter Excavations in the OldCity of Jerusalem Conducted by Nahman Avigad, 1969–1982, Vol. V: The Cardo (Area X) and the NeaChurch (Areas D and T), Final Report, Jerusalem.

2010                O. Gutfeld, Ramla Final Report on the Excavations North of the White Mosque, (Qedem 51), Jerusalem.

2009                O. Gutfeld, M. Haber, A Guide to Beit Loya (Lehi): An Archaeological Site in the Judean Lowland, Jerusalem.

2008                Y. Hirschfeld, O. Gutfeld, Tiberias–The Excavations at the

House of the Bronzes, Final Report I (Qedem 48), Jerusalem.

 

III.                   Articles in Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

2010                O. Gutfeld, “Araq el-Amir”, in: J.J. Collins and D.C. Harlow, Dictionary of Early Judaism, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, pp. 364-365.

2010                O. Gutfeld, “Jericho”, in: J.J. Collins and D.C. Harlow, Dictionary of Early Judaism, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, pp. 786-788.

2008                O. Gutfeld, “Hyrcania,” in: E. Stern (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land Vol. 5, pp. 1787–1788.

2008                G. Avni, O. Gutfeld, “Ramla,” in: E. Stern (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land Vol. 5, pp. 2007–2010.

2008                Y. Hirschfeld, and O. Gutfeld, “Tiberias,” in: E. Stern (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land Vol. 5, pp. 2053–2054.

IV.                   Articles

Forthcoming     O. Gutfeld, "From Aelia Capitolina to Hagia Polis Hierosalima: Changes in the Urban Layout of Jerusalem", A New OldCity – Aelia Capitolina, JRA.

2013                O. Gutfeld and Avner Ecker, “Jesus is Here”:An Ancient Greek Inscription from Khirbet Beit Loya", in: L. Di Segni, C. Pappalardo  and L. D. Chrupcala(eds), Miscellanea in memoria di P. Michele Piccirillo ofm, Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Collectio Maior.

2011                O. Gutfeld, "The Nea Church of St. Mary Theotokos: An Architectural Discussion", in: D. Amit, D. G. Stiebel, and O. Peleg-Barkat (Eds.), in: New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, Jerusalem, pp. 104-118.

2011                O. Gutfeld, “The Urban Layout of Byzantine-period Jerusalem”, in: K. Galor and G. Avni (eds.) - Unearthging Jerusalem - 150 years of archaeological research, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, pp. 327-350.

2010                O. Gutfeld and Y. Kalman, “Khirbet Beit Loya: A Jewish settlement from the Second Temple Period in the Judean Lowland” in: D. Amit, O. Peleg-Barkat, and D. G. Stiebel (Eds.), in: New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, Jerusalem, pp. 170-179 (Hebrew).

2010                O. Gutfeld, "Beit Loya: A Jewish Settlement in the Heart of a PaganTerritory", in: Moore, D.D. (ed.), The Culture of Jewish Objects, Frankel Institute Annual, pp. 47-49.

2009                O. Gutfeld, “Horbat Bet Loya – Preliminary Report”, ESI 121 (e.j.).

2008                S. Rozenberg, O. Gutfeld, R. Laureys-Chachy, and E. Netzer. "Floor Decoration in Herod's ThirdPalace at Jericho," in S. Rozenberg (ed.), Hasmonean and HerodianPalaces at Jericho. Final Reports of the 1973-1987 Excavations. Volume IV: The Decoration of Herod's ThirdPalace at Jericho, Jerusalem: 523-544.

2007                O. Gutfeld, “The Planning of Byzantine-Period Jerusalem's Streets,” Eretz-Israel Vol. 28, Jerusalem, pp. 66–78 (Hebrew).

2007                H. Geva, and O. Gutfeld, “Jerusalem, the OldCity–the Jewish Quarter,” ESI 119 (e.j.).

2006                O. Gutfeld, “Hyrcania's Mysterious Tunnels, Searching for the Treasures of the Copper Scroll,” BAR 32/5, pp. 46–61.

2006                O. Gutfeld, and R. Nenner-Soriano, “Metal Artifacts,” in: H. Geva, Jewish Quarter Excavations in the OldCity of Jerusalem Conducted by Nahman Avigad, 1969–1982, Vol. III: Area E and Other Studies, Final Report, Jerusalem, pp. 272–282.

2005                H. Geva, and O. Gutfeld, “Jerusalem, the OldCity–the Jewish Quarter, the Hurva Synagogue,” ESI 117 (e.j.).

2004                H. Geva, and O. Gutfeld, “The Jewish Quarter of the OldCity of

Jerusalem, 2003,” IEJ 54:2, pp. 239–246.

2003                O. Gutfeld, “The Stepped Tunnel Riddle at Hyrcania in the JudeanDesert,” Qadmoniot 125, pp. 43–46 (Hebrew).

2003                O. Gutfeld, “Concordance of Finds in Areas A, W and X-2,” in: H. Geva, Jewish Quarter Excavations in the OldCity of Jerusalem Conducted by Nahman Avigad, 1969–1982, Vol. II: The Finds from Areas A, W and X-2, Final Report, Jerusalem, pp. 553–568.

2003                H. Geva, and O. Gutfeld, “Excavations at the Hurvah Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, OldCity, Jerusalem,” in: E. Baruch et. al. (eds.), New Studies on Jerusalem 9, Ramat-Gan, pp. 27–28.

2000                Y. Hirschfeld, and O. Gutfeld, “A Hoard of Fatimid Bronze Vessels from Tiberias,” Al-Usur Al-Wusta 12/1, pp. 1–7.

2000                Y. Hirschfeld, and O. Gutfeld, “Tiberias,” ESI 112, pp. 15–16.

1999                O. Gutfeld, “Ramla: Excavations to the North of the White Mosque,” in: S. Gibson, and F. Vitto, (eds.), Ramla, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem, pp. 34–37.

1999                O. Gutfeld, “Ramla,” ESI 109, pp. 65–68.

1999                O. Gutfeld, “Tel Qatra (Southwest),” ESI 110, p. 65.

1999                Y. Hirschfeld and O. Gutfeld, “Discovery of a Bronze Hoard of the Fatimid Period in Tiberias,” Qadmoniot 118, pp. 102–107 (Hebrew).

 

V.                     Book Review

2011                Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967. Vol. 5, Discoveries in Hellenistic to Ottoman Jerusalem: Centenary Volume. Kathleen M. Kenyon 1906–1978 By Kay Prag (Levant Suppl. 7). American Journal of Archaeology (vol. 115, no. 2).

                       Grants and Fellowships:

2009-2010       Research Fellow, The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

2007 – 2009    Visiting Scholar, The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2005–2006      Grant for two excavation seasons of the ancient tunnels at Hyrcania (sponsoring foundation wishes to remain anonymous)

2005                Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, [Awarded for Excellency under the name of Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi for the research of Eretz-Israel

2004                Fellowship at the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut (DAI) Research Library, Rome, Italy

2004                Scholarship for Excellency in advanced studies, the Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003                Summer fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library (HarvardUniversity), WashingtonD.C.

2002–2004      Shelby-White Leon-Levi Program for Archaeological Publication, The Cardo and NeaChurch, in the OldCity, Jerusalem

2001                The Francis Günter Award for Jerusalem Studies

 

Presentations in Conferences

2010                The 4th New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:"Khirbet Beit Loya: A Jewish settlement from the Second Temple Period in the Judean Lowland."

2009                ASOR, New Orleans, “The Site of Beit Loya in Israel: Cultural Identities in the Second TemplePeriod.”

2009                The 8th Roman Archaeology Conference, University of Michigan, “From Aelia Capitolina to Hagia Polis Hierosalima – Changes in the Urban Layout of Jerusalem.”

2008                Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, “Jerusalem in the Byzantine Period: New Aspects of the Cardo and the NeaChurch.”

2007                University of Arizona and the Archaeological Institute of AmericaTucson Society Lecture Series: “The Copper Scroll and the Hyrcania's Mysterious Tunnel.”

2007                Third Annual Congress, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Israel Antiquities Department, Jerusalem: “The Construction of the NeaChurch as a Reaction to the Temple of Solomon.”

2007                The first congress of the Israel Society for Byzantine Studies, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem: “From the Nea Church to the Hurvah Synagogue—New Discoveries in the Study of the Jerusalem’s Southwestern Hill.”

2003                Twenty-Ninth Annual Congress of Israeli Archaeology, Jerusalem: “Hyrcania’s Stepped Tunnels.”

2003                New Studies on Jerusalem—the Ninth Conference, Bar-IlanUniversity, Ramat-Gan, Israel: “The Excavations at the Hurvah Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the OldCity, Jerusalem.”

2000                Official presentation of the 'Bronze Hoard' and the ‘Jesus’ coins from Tiberias excavation to the Pope at the Vatican.

1999                The Twenty-Fifth Annual Congress of Israeli Archaeology, Jerusalem: “An Islamic Metal Hoard from Tiberias Excavations.”