David Hendin

Adjunct Curator

637Y4469a (1)BS Education (Biology, 1967) University of Missouri, Columbia; MA Journalism (1970), University of Missouri, Columbia; life studies, Prof. Ya’akov Meshorer, American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, and Prof. Dan Barag, Hebrew University.

David Hendin is a specialist in weights and currency of the ancient Levant, especially Judaean and biblical, local provincial, and Nabataean numismatics. He is author of Guide to Biblical Coins (2010), now in its fifth edition, Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coinage Currency of the Near East (2007) and 10 other books. Hendin is author of more than 20 articles in scholarly journals as well as his monthly column for The Celator. In 1985 and 1986 he was chief numismatist of the Joint Sepphoris Project under the auspices of Duke University (Eric and Carol Meyers) and Hebrew University (Ehud Netzer). As consultant to the Jewish Museum in New York, Hendin worked with the late Prof. Ya’akov Meshorer to prepare and acquire coins for the exhibit, and edited the catalog Coins Reveal. Hendin also edited Ancient Jewish Coinage Vols. I & II, by Ya’akov Meshorer and the English edition of A Treasury of Jewish Coins by Ya'akov Meshorer. In 1992 he was elected a Fellow of the ANS and is now a Life Fellow. Hendin’s other careers as journalist, newspaper syndicate and publishing executive, and literary agent began in 1970 and continue to the present. He lectures frequently on Biblical-related numismatics at conventions and educational institutions.

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