Biblical Archaeology Review 20:6, November/December 1994

Queries & Comments

Avner Is a National Treasure

My decision to subscribe to BAR turned out to be one of the best decisions, if not the best, I ever made. It increased my interest not only in the archaeology of Israel but in the history of the whole Mediterranean area and the impact various cultures have had upon each other over the years. It has opened up new avenues that are exciting and intellectually stimulating.

If you have an interest in history and enjoy trips that take you to places that offer a unique learning experience, then take a BAS tour. They are not leisurely strolls through old houses or shopping trips but are fascinating, you-are-there glimpses into the past. A BAS tour can be addictive and spoil any other tour for you.

I recently returned from my second Israel tour, the fourth with Avner Goren, and would love to be able to repeat them all. Avner is one of Israel’s national treasures. He is extremely knowledgeable and very generous in sharing his knowledge. He also has an innate kindness that makes those of us who at times may have trouble in keeping up with the group, or who ask stupid questions, feel that we are an important part of the group. He is truly a gentleman.

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