I write to express my dismay in the feature article “Grisly Assyrian Record of Torture and Death,” BAR 17:01, by Erika Bleibtreu.
An article such as this only exacerbates an already volatile situation Enough stereotypes abound about the people living in modern Iraq without Biblical Archaeology Review choosing to remind us of the often grim history of those who lived there long ago. Are we to believe you’re timing is mere coincidence?
May God have mercy on all of us and keep us faithful in praying for peace
Prone, Not Supine
How many of your readers caught the error in “Grisly Assyrian Record of Torture and Death,” BAR 17:01? The two naked men in the relief are not lying supine but prone. The man in the lowest register is lying supine.
You’re the only one who caught our error.—Ed.