After the war, Glueck became president of the Hebrew Union College, and then president of the combined HUC-Jewish Institute of Religion, a position he held until his death in 1971. He created the HUC Biblical and Archaeological School in Jerusalem in 1963, the same year that he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. In 1972, the institute was renamed the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology.
Glueck believed that the Hebrew Bible contains historical memory, but one that cannot be proven. He felt that the spirit of the Israelites was still alive in modern Israel, instilling that belief in both his students and his colleagues. Today, our research paradigms may differ from those of Glueck’s day, but his enthusiasm and scholarly integrity remain with us always.
Publications of Nelson Glueck:
The Other Side of the Jordan (ASOR), 1945.
Exploration in Eastern Palestine IV:1-2, 1952.
The River Jordan: Being an illustrated Account of Earth’s Most Storied River, London, 1954.
Rivers in the Desert: An Adventure in Archaeology, London, 1959.
Deities and Dolphins: The Story of the Nabataeans, New York, 1965.
Hesed in the Bible, Ohio, 1967.
Further reading about Nelson Glueck:
Brown, J. and Kutler, L. 2006. Nelson Glueck: Biblical Archaeologist and President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Cincinnati.
Walberg, G. 1992. The Nelson and Helen Glueck Collection of Cypriot Antiquities, Cincinnati (with a biography of Nelson Glueck). Astrom.
Fierman F.S. 1986. Rabbi Nelson Glueck – an Archaeologist’s Secret Life in the Service of the OSS. Biblical Archaeology Review 12(5), pp. 18-35.
Baron A.G. 1978. The Glueck Survey: Issues and Problems in the Archaeology of the Negev.
Ann Arbor.Vogel E.K. 1975. Negev Survey of Nelson Glueck: Summary. Eretz-Israel 12, pp. 1*-17*.
Gordon W.J., Vogel E.K. and Wiener T. 1962. Nelson Glueck: A Bibliography. Philadelphia.