B.A., Milligan College
Ph.D., Harvard University
Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East: Distinguished visiting professor
Dever's latest book, "The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect" (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012), appeared last April. He is now completing a history of ancient Israel based largely on archaeological remains as opposed to the texts of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. The book, "An Archaeological History of Israel and Judah," is expected to be a unique and highly controversial work, but one that updates all previous histories with new data.
Dever served as a visiting professor of archaeology in the department of Near Eastern studies at UCLA during the 2013 spring semester. He and his wife, Dr. Pamela Gaber, Lycoming professor of archaeology and Judaic studies, direct Lycoming's archaeological field school in Cyprus each summer.