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Edward Robinson (1794-1863 CE) was an American biblical scholar known for his magnum opus, Biblical Researches in Palestine, the first major work in Biblical Geography and Biblical Archaeology, which earned him the epithets "Father of Biblical Geography" and "Founder of Modern Palestinology" (wikipedia). He studied in the United States and Germany and translated scriptural works from classical languages. He was familiar with Greek and Hebrew. In Jerusalem, he is noted for discovering and/or identifying the Siloam tunnel and Robinson's Arch.