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7,200 Scholars and two precious artifacts come to Washington for the Annual Meeting
For nine years, I have written reviews of the Annual Meetinga as objectively as possible. This year, however, I admit to being prejudiced—prejudiced in favor of this year’s meeting...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1994
Archaeology can be one of the most effective ways to interest teenagers in Biblical studies. That is why Treasures from the Dusta by Azriel Eisenberg and Dov Peretz Elkins is particularly welcome. Written for high school readers, this...
Biblical Archaeology Review, June 1975
Mysterious tomb offerings challenge the imagination
BAR readers suggested some imaginative, useful and even humorous functions for the puzzling clay tootsie-rolls that were found at Biblical Lachish (“Mystery Find at Lachish,” BAR 05:05). There is a difference, however, between the Lachish...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1982
An archaeological legacy
Hershel Shanks, BAR’s founder and Editor Emeritus, has changed the face of Biblical archaeology. Read contributions from Hershel’s colleagues and friends, who reflect on their interactions with Hershel over the years and on how he has influenced the field of Biblical archaeology—for better or worse!
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April May/June 2018
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2017
Dating is one of the most important aspects of the archaeological world. In the first article of a new series called Biblical Archaeology 101, discover the difference between relative and absolute dating, and learn about the many techniques archaeologists use to date sites, people, objects, and historical events.
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 2018
An archaeology series for kids teaches adults as well
The Lerner Archaeological Series is written for readers twelve and above, but like many well written books for youngsters, this series can be enjoyable and informative to adults as well. Individual volumes are about 85 pages long and cover a...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1978
Looking back with Eric and Carol Meyers
Duke professors Eric and Carol Meyers gained national prominence when they discovered the Torah ark at Nabratein, Israel, in 1981. But that’s only part of their story. On December 22, 2014, I sat down and talked to them about their past 40 years in Biblical archaeology.
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2015
Until about 100 years ago archaeological method in the Near East consisted primarily of aimless treasure hunting. In the latter part of the 19th century, archaeological pioneers like Heinrich Schliemann at Mycenae and Troy, and Flinders...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1981
One of the things that must be done in starting a magazine is to decide how to spell. This is especially difficult with a magazine about archeologyoops, archaeology. Archaeology is spelled with the ae diphthong in almost all...
Biblical Archaeology Review, June 1975
The past two and a half decades have witnessed a proliferation of publications in the field of Biblical archaeology designed for the interested layman or student. While some of these works cater to sensation and exaggerated claims, and others...
Biblical Archaeology Review, December 1975
Archaeological evidence is, unfortunately, fragmentary, and therefore limited. This has always been true, but in recent decades this simple truth has impressed itself more forcefully on archaeologists working in the field and, consequently,...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1988
Digging into archaeological sites will probably not yield any philatelic finds, but digging into postage stamps will often yield a good deal about archaeology. Thus, Biblical archaeology buffs may be interested in a series of five stamps...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September 1977
For more than 40 years, I have been studying the ancient Near East and its cultures through archaeology. I have been especially interested in the documents that have been uncovered—...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1990