From 1982 – 2001 I have worked on the publication of Kathleen Kenyon’s excavations in Jerusalem 1960-67, together with Prof. Henk Franken, Leiden University. Several books and a score of articles have been published on the project.


1990                with H.J.Franken: Excavations in Jerusalem 1961-1967, Vol.II.: The Iron Age Extramural Quarter on the South-east Hill. British Academy Monographs in Archaeology No.2. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

1991                with H. Blok: De Onderste Steen Boven; opgravingen in  Jeruzalem. Kok, Kampen. (Excavations in Jerusalem). Also translated into German.

1996                with G.A. Auld: Jerusalem I, from the Bronze Age to the Maccabees. Series: Cities of the Biblical World. Lutterworth Press, Cambridge.

2001                Excavations (by Kathleen M. Kenyon) in Jerusalem 1961-1967, Vol. III. The Settlement in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Copenhagen International Seminar Series, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield.


Main articles on Jerusalem:

1986                “A Note on the Iron Age Defence Wall on the Ophel Hill of Jerusalem”. in: Palestine Exploration Quarterly, pp. 27-32.

1988                “The Earliest City Wall of Jerusalem”. in: Israel Exploration Journal, pp.203-204.

1992                with H.J. Franken: “Jebus and Urusalim”. In: Zeitschrift fur die Alttestamentische Wissenschaft 104, pp. 110-111.

1993                “The Jebusite Ramp of Jerusalem: the Evidence from the Macalister, Kenyon and Shiloh Excavations.” In: Biblical Archaeology Today, 585-88.

1994                “Redating the Terraces of Jerusalem.” In: Israel Exploration Journal 44, 13-20.

1996                “Jerusalem in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages: Archaeological versus Literary Sources?” In: New Studies on Jerusalem; Proceedings of the Second Conference, Nov. 28, 1996. Ed. A. Faust, Ramat-Gan 1996, 3*-9*.

1997               “Two Popular Cult Sites of Ancient Palestine.” In: Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, vol. 11, 16-28.

1998                “The Archaeology of Ancient Jerusalem” In: Currents in Research: Biblical Studies, vol. 6, 143 – 168. (This has been translated into Hungarian).

1998                “It’s Not There; Archaeology Proves a Negative”. In: Biblical Archaeology Review Vol. 24, 26-33.

2003               “Expanding Borders: the Development of Jerusalem in the Iron Age.” in Thomas L. Thompson (ed), Jerusalem in Ancient History and Tradition. JSOT Suppl. Series 381, Copenhagen International Seminar 13, pp. 68-79. Also translated into Arabic.

2003                “The Evidence from Kenyon’s Excavations in Jerusalem: A Response Essay“. in: Andrew G. Vaughn and Ann E. Killebrew, (eds.), Jersualem in Bible and Archaeology; the First Temple Period, SBLAtlanta, pp.347-64.

2004                “Jerusalem in the 10th / 9th centuries BC.” on the website Bible and Interpretation:

2007               “The Notion of Jerusalem as a Holy City”. In: Rezetko, R, T.H. Lim and W. B. Aucker (eds.), Reflection and Refraction; Studies in Biblical Histiography in Honour of A. Graeme Auld. Brill, Leiden, Boston, 447-59.

2007               “Jerusalem in the Late Second Millenium and the Beginning of the First Millenium B.C.”, in:  Z. Kafafi (red.), Jerusalem before Islam, Amman.

2008               “Propaganda in Jerusalem; State Formation in Iron Age Judah.” In: Grabbe, L., Israel in Transition. From Late Bronze Age to iron Age IIA (c. 1250 – 850 B.C.E.). Vol. 1. The Archaeology. t&t Clarck. New Yorkl, London, 2008, 193 – 202.

2009               “The “Palace of David” Reconsidered in the Light of Earlier Excavations”:

2011                “The Persian Period City Wall of Jerusalem.” In: Finkelstein, I and N. Na`aman (eds.), The Fire Signals of Lachish; Studies in the Archaeology and History of Israel in the Late Bronze Age, Iron Age and Persian Period in Honor of David Ussishkin. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Ind., 307-17.

2014                “One Hundred and Fifty Years of Excavating Jerusalem.” In: Bart Wagemakers (ed.), Archaeology in the Land of `Tells and Ruins’. A History of Excavations in the Holy Land Inspired by the Photographs and Accounts of Leo Boer. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 24-37.

2015               “Van Masada tot Jeruzalem; Politiek gebruik van de archeologie in Israël.”  Lampas 25/4, 385-395.

2016              “From Jerusalem with Love.” In: History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After “Historicity”. Changing Perspectives 6, edited by Ingrid Hjelm and Thomas L. Thompson, Routledge, pp. 71-84.

2019           “The City of David as a Palimpsest.” In: Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity: Essays In Honour of Thomas L. Thompson. Edited by Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spanò and Emanuel Pfoh. T&t Clark, London, pp. 3-10.