Is BAR Changing Its Spots?
How refreshing to read in Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer’s article on “Akeldama—Potter’s Field or High Priest’s Tomb?” BAR 20:06, the following statement:
“As we do not believe that Scripture contradicts itself … ”;
In Anson Rainey’s article on “The ‘House of David’ and the House of the Deconstructionists,” BAR 20:06:
“Davies represents what he and a circle of colleagues call the ‘deconstructionist’ approach to Biblical traditions. … Their view that nothing in Biblical tradition is earlier than the Persian period, especially their denial of the existence of a United Monarchy, is a figment of their vain imagination”;
In Ben Witherington III’s review of What Has Archaeology to Do with Faith? Books in Brief, BAR 20:06: