Description: "William Foxwell Albright (1891-1971) was an evangelical American Methodist archaeologist, biblical scholar, linguist, and expert on ceramics. He was born in Coquimbo, Chile to Protestant missionaries Wilbur Finley and Zephine Viola Foxwell Albright. Albright pursued his undergraduate studies at Upper Iowa University and received his Ph.D. in 1913 from the Oriental Seminary at Johns Hopkins University, where he later taught from 1929 to 1959. He was also the director of the American School of Oriental Research at Johns Hopkins. One of his major achievements was confirming the authenticity of the Dead Sea Scrolls following their discovery. Also, in 1923 he made the first significant excavation of a tumulus near Jerusalem--possibly the site where an ancient king of Judah was memorialized."
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