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Knowledge of Archeology is Helpful to Israel’s Military Leaders, Dr. Glueck Asserts

Study of the Bible and a knowledge of archeology have been of vast help to Israeli military leaders who commanded war campaigns against the Arabs in the last 20 years, according to Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, A noted archaeologist himself, Dr. Glueck made that observation here yesterday, after returning from his latest trip to Israel.

He pointed out that both Gen. Yigael Yadin, commander of the Israeli forces during the war of liberation in 1948-49, and Gen. Moshe Dayan, the present Minister of Defense, had relied heavily during their campaigns on their expertise as archaeologists and as students of the Bible.