You are hereHomeBARNovember/December 2004Debate: In This Corner: William Dever and Israel Finkelstein Debate the Early History of Israel Technically G. Ernest Wright was the director in 1964 and 1965 and Professor Joe D. Seger from 1972 to 1974, but Dever has always been the excavations dominant figure and spokesman. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.