Jerusalem (Nov. 18)
The eighth and final volumes of the Biblical Encyclopedia will be published shortly by the World Zionist Organization-Bialik Institute, ending a 40-year project begun by the late Prof. A.L. Sukenik, father of the internationally prominent archaeologist, Yigael Yadin.
The event was announced at the weekly meeting of the WZO Executive by Avraham Shenkar, head of the WZO’s development and services department. The final volume will be followed by an index and a supplementary volume. Yitzhak Taub, director general of the WZO-Bialik Institute said Biblical scholars in Israel and abroad consider the Encyclopedia to be the foremost scientific authority on the subject.
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the WZO Executive, suggested that the Institute now consider publishing an encyclopedia of Zionism on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Zionist movement.