This afternoon, the sad news is out that Prof. Adam Zertal, the renown Israeli archaeologist, has passed away. Adam was well-known for his extensive surveys of the Land of Manasseh, and of his famous, but at times, controversial excavations at Mt. Ebal (which he connected to Joshua’s altar on Mt. Ebal), El-Ahwat (which he identified as a Sea Peoples site) and the so-called Iron I “Sandal Sites” (as well as several other sites).
Adam was an extremely nice, friendly, generous and warm person, and he was an excellent field archaeologist.
He will be missed by friends, students and colleagues.
יהי זכרו ברוך!