Biblical Archaeology Review 19:6, November/December 1993

Archaeological Encyclopedia for the 90s

By Hershel Shanks

The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land

Ephraim Stern, editor (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society and Carta; New York: Simon and Schuster. 1993) 4 vols, 1,552 pp., $355

This is one of those monumental publications that will make history. It is an absolutely essential reference work in any archaeological library, institutional or private. But it will also provide many happy hours of browsing for the aficionado.

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