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Yohanan Aharoni—The Man and His Work
Research in the land of the Bible has suffered a heavy loss in the untimely death of Yohanan Aharoni, chairman of the Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. To his associates he has bequeathed the task of continuing and summarizing...
Biblical Archaeology Review, December 1976
The Sad Case of Tell Gezer
For Gezer there is still time. But not much. The stones are still there, but gradually the walls are deteriorating. Soon they may tumble under the assault of winter rains and summer...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1983
Golden Anniversary of the Scrolls
There, on a moonlit night beside the ruins of Qumran, was the voice of Yigael Yadin, Israel’s most illustrious archaeologist, dead these 13 years, reading in the original language from a letter by Shimon bar Kosiba, better known as Bar-Kokhba...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1997
A “Centrist” at the Center of Controversy
BAR interviews Israel Finkelstein
A debate rages among Biblical archaeologists: Was there a United Monarchy under David and Solomon? Should impressive ancient structures throughout Israel be attributed to Solomon or...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2002
How To Find Your True Love
Are you single and looking for your true love? Someone thought the conference I recently attended at Oxford was the answer: Radiocarbon dating was the way to find the perfect match...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2005
The City of David After Five Years of Digging
Yigal Shiloh releases preliminary report on excavations in oldest inhabited area of Jerusalem
Thirty-one pages is a slim product for five years of excavation—even if it is only a preliminary report. So it has been said of the text of Yigal Shiloh’s reporta on his excavations in the City of David, the oldest inhabited area of Jerusalem...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1985
The Dangers of Dividing Disciplines
I have had a long-standing public disagreement with my friend Bill Dever, one of the United States’ leading archaeologists, concerning the term “Biblical archaeology.” Some years ago Bill argued that Biblical archaeology was not an academic...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1992
The Shrine of the Book—Where Nothing Has Changed
Major developments in nearly every field related to the Dead Sea Scrolls have followed in the wake of their release. Research on the scrolls is burgeoning. Depositories of scroll photographs are doing their best to accommodate the needs of...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1993
What About the Jehoash Inscription?
The stone tablet that purports to have been commissioned by Jehoash, the ninth-century B.C.E. king of Judah, raised questions from the start. The first line of the inscription is missing, including the name Jehoash; the top of the plaque is...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 2003
Where Is Mount Sinai?
The Case for Har Karkom and the Case for Saudi Arabia
“It may well be that I have done no more than weave, in the words of George Eliot, ‘an ingenious web of probabilities—the surest screen a wise man can place between himself and the truth.’1 Perhaps final truth in archaeology is unattainable,...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2014
A scholar rips Handel’s Messiah
Every December, concert halls and churches throughout the English-speaking world resound with the strains of George Frederic Handel‘s mighty Messiah. For centuries, music lovers have gone home humming the arias and choruses that Handel‘s...
Bible Review, December 2002
1987 Annual Meeting in Boston: A Wild, Wonderful Academic Circus
There is nothing quite like it—the joint once-a-year sessions of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), known to all as the Annual Meeting. For...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1988
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
The Exodus and the Crossing of the Red Sea, According to Hans Goedicke
Leading scholar unveils new evidence and new conclusions; search goes on for archaeological support
The crossing of the Red Sea in which the Egyptians drowned was an actual historical event that occurred in 1477 B.C. The miraculous episode took place in the coastal plain south of Lake Menzaleh, west of what is now the Suez Canal. The...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1981
Elie Borowski Seeks a Home for His Collection
Eliechish, his brothers called him. Elie the dreamer. He does not deny it; he is a dreamer. Today he is 71 years old and still dreaming. One of Elie Borowski’s dreams is 20 years old. Whether it will ever be realized is still an open question...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1985
How Moses Shapira forged an entire civilization
Moses Wilhelm Shapira is best known for the so-called Shapira Strips, narrow fragments of supposedly ancient parchment on which were inscribed a somewhat different version of the Ten Commandments from Deuteronomy than is known from the Bible...
Archaeology Odyssey, September/October 2002
Egypt’s Chief Archaeologist Defends His Rights (and Wrongs)
On Sunday, January 16, I interviewed Zahi Hawass in his office in Zamalek, the elegant Cairene island in the Nile and home of the Gezira Sports Club, from which Hawass commanded an army of 32,000 employees as secretary general of the Supreme...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2011
The Bad Boy of Historical Jesus Studies
John Dominic Crossan...A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Irish Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth A Memoir
Bible Review, October 2000
Memorandum Re: Restoring Gezer
This is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Israel, yet it is rarely visited even by aficionados because it is so difficult to get to—unmarked and neglected.
To: Israel Gilad, Director General, Israel National Parks Authority From: Hershel Shanks, Editor, BAR You are really missing a good bet! You are supporting and financing the excavation and restoration of two important Roman-period sites in...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1994
Is This King David’s Tomb?
Can a reasonable case be made that this is King David’s tomb? Ask any ultra-modern, sophisticated archaeologist and he (or she) will most likely either express disinterest or brush off the possibility with a smile and an emphatic “No.”a Sit...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1995