David Noel Freedman

American biblical scholar, author, editor, archaeologist (1922-2008)

David Noel Freedman (born 12 May 19228 April 2008) is a biblical scholar, "bookmaker" (author and editor), archaeologist, advocate, and initiator of inter-faith cooperation.


  • The first Greek-speaking people in the southern Balkan Peninsula arrived in Macedonia, Thessaly, and Epirus sometime after 2600 B.C. and developed, probably due to the extreme mountainous nature of the country, their several different dialects.
    • The Anchor Bible Dictionary (Doubleday, 1992) p. 1093.
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