From the Sacred
AXIOS! AXIOS!! AXIOS!!! [“Worthy!”] We stand in respect and honor for your 200th issue (BAR, July/August 2009, September/October 2009) and all those that have gone before it.
BAR is indispensable and complementary to serious Biblical study; and, we thank God for all you do to make Scripture come alive. May God bless you and keep you in his care, as you labor in his vineyard.
This missive comes with the Blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Ephraem of New Jersey: Exarch of America.
From the Secular
I love your magazine. It informs, inspires, rattles and sometimes angers. As a secular scientific publication looking at the historical context of a still-revered ancient religious text, how could it be anything else? And rightly so.