Biblical Archaeology Review 10:4, July/August 1984

Jerusalem Rolls Out Red Carpet for Biblical Archaeology Congress

Serious issues raised concerning nature of Biblical archaeology as well as publication of Dead Sea Scrolls

By Hershel Shanks

For a week in April, all Jerusalem was aglitter with archaeology. The occasion was the International Congress on Biblical Archaeology marking the 70th anniversary of the Israel Exploration Society.

At the opening session, the Acting President of Israel, Menachem Savidor, greeted the audience of more than 800 scholars and nonscholars from 22 countries around the world, including a group of 70 on a special BAR tour. Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek also addressed the group.

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