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Biblical Archaeology Review 46:5, Winter 2020

First Person: A Magazine, Not a Journal

By Robert R. Cargill

Our first directive is to report news about archaeology of the lands of the Bible to the general public; we are not a peer-reviewed journal written in academic jargon meant to be read only by scholars. When I was handed the reins as Editor of BAR three years ago, both Hershel Shanks and our publisher, Sue Laden, made one thing abundantly clear: BAR is a popular magazine, not an academic journal.

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