Biblical Archaeology Review 44:2, March/April May/June 2018

Hershel’s Crusade, No. 2: For King and Country: Chronology and Minimalism

By William G. Dever

Is the Hebrew Bible a reliable source of information about ancient Israel? Does it contain true histories or just constructs? Archaeologist William Dever presents an overview of the controversy between the extreme skeptics (minimalists) and the more optimistic Biblical maximalists, highlighting the vital role of Hershel Shanks and BAR in that debate.

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