You are here

Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1991


Special Section

Dead Sea Scrolls Update

Major Players

New Chief Editors Emanuel Tov. A brilliant young scholar from Hebrew University. Whether he is an effective administrator remains to be seen. Recently published a fragmentary scroll of the 12 minor prophets in Greek. Eugene Ulrich. Notre Dame University professor. Brilliant student of Cross and Strugnell. Cross...Read more ›

Dead Sea Scrolls Update

Silence, Anti-Semitism and the Scrolls

By Hershel Shanks

Did you ever wonder what the dean of Harvard Divinity School does with his time? He attends meetings—all day—at least when a senior member of his faculty gives a virulently anti-Semitic interview to the press. On October 28, 1990, chief Dead Sea Scroll editor John Strugnell of...Read more ›


When Canaanites and Philistines Ruled Ashkelon

By Lawrence E. Stager

Ashkelon. The summer of 1990. The sixth season of the Leon Levy Expedition, sponsored by the Harvard Semitic Museum. In the waning days of the season, on the outskirts of the Canaanite city, we excavated an exquisitely crafted statuette of a silver calf, a...Read more ›

Tiberias: Preview of Coming Attractions

By Yizhar Hirschfeld

This is the story mostly of what will be rather than what has been. It is a report on what we hope to do more than what we have already done. It tells of the tantalizing clues that keep us awake nights wondering what...Read more ›

When 5,613 Scholars Get Together in One Place—The Annual Meeting, 1990

By Hershel Shanks

A maturing generation of brilliant young scholars went far toward making the 1990 Annual Meetinga a resounding success. Many of these young scholars are women. For four days in November, 5,613 attendees listened to scholarly presentations in 550 program meetings, covering everything from “Eusebius on the Gnostics”...Read more ›