Since 1998, the theologian Wolfgang Zwickel has been researching and teaching as professor of Old Testament and biblical archaeology at JGU. He has published numerous important works in historical topography and biblical archaeology, including a standard work on the Temple of Solomon. Most recently, he was the first German researcher to receive the Sy Gitin Fellowship for a research stay at the W.F. Albright Institute in Jerusalem. He will use this research stay and his GRC funding to bring the long-awaited publications on the excavations in Kinneret, one of the largest and most important early Iron Age settlement sites in Israel, to a successful conclusion.