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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
Abraham’s Ur: Is the Pope Going to the Wrong Place?
Pope John Paul II is planning a millennium pilgrimage in 2000 that will take him to Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Sinai—and Iraq! Why Iraq? Because that is where the patriarch Abraham was born—...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2000
The Missing Millennium in Jerusalem’s Archaeology
What happened to tenth-century B.C. Jerusalem? This has been the focus of much recent scholarly attention and has engaged BAR readers as well.a The tenth century was the time of the United Monarchy of Israel, the glory days of King David and...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 2000
What happens when the archaeologists leave?
You’re an archaeologist. You’ve carefully excavated a site and written an exemplary final report. Your obligation to history has been met. But what about the site? What happens after...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2002
Inside, Outside: Where Did the Early Israelites Come From?
Before they settled in the hill country of Canaan, where did the earliest Israelites come from and what was the nature of their society? The Bible is very clear. They were pastoral nomads who came from east of the Jordan. Much of the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2008
How Are “BAR” and “BAS” Pronounced?
An old friend of my mother recently returned to Florida from an extended stay in California. One of the highlights of her trip to California, she reported to my mother, was some lectures by a Dr. Horn. Knowing that the distinguished professor...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1989
Prize Find: Oldest Hebrew Inscription Discovered in Israelite Fort on Philistine Border
A little more than a year ago, we reported on a new excavation (directed by the Hebrew University’s Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor) of an imposing Israelite fort on the border with Philistia dating to the late 11th–early tenth century B.C.E...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2010
Renowned Collector Shlomo Moussaieff Dies at 92
Shlomo Moussaieff of Herzliya, Israel, and London, England, who owned the world’s largest private collection of Near Eastern antiquities, surpassing that of many major museums, died in Israel on June 29, 2015, at the age of 92. To the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2015
Interview with David Noel Freedman
The following interview with Professor David Noel Freedman was conducted by BAR Editor Hershel Shanks on November 25, 1979. Professor Freedman has been more influential than anyone else in the United States in publicizing the Ebla tablets. In...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1980
Chief Scroll Editor Opens Up—An Interview with Emanuel Tov
For more than a decade, Hebrew University professor Emanuel Tov has been in charge of the scholarly team that is publishing the Dead Sea Scrolls. It hasn’t always been easy; but now, with the 37th volume of the Discoveries in the Judean...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2002
BAR Interviews Amihai Mazar—A New Generation of Israeli Archaeologists Comes of Age
Jerusalem, April 22, 1983 Hershel Shanks: Ami, in the United States no one, or almost no one, has heard of you. You’re one of the younger generation of Israeli archaeologists. And the reason I want to talk to you about yourself and your work...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1984
Arad—An Ancient Israelite Fortress with a Temple to Yahweh
The Israelite fortress at Arad is unique in the Land of Israel. It’s the only site excavated with modern archaeological methods that contains a continuous archaeological record from the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1987
Roundup of Annual Meetings
There’s Nothing Flat in San Antonio
The Annual Meetings were held in San Antonio, Texas, this year. They say that you can go outside the city where there are no buildings and the land is so flat that if you take a good pair of binoculars, you can see the back of your head. The...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2005
Is Psalm 45 an Erotic Poem?
You probably know the old joke about the psychiatrist who gave his patient a series of Rohrschach tests. The patient identified every single inkblot pattern as depicting a man and a woman copulating. The doctor then pronounced his official...
Bible Review, April 2004
The Private Sign of the Covenant
And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations. This is my covenant ... every male of yours must be circumcised. When you circumcise your foreskin flesh, it will...
Bible Review, August 2004
In a brilliant piece of detective work entitled “3,200-Year-Old Picture of Israelites Found in Egypt,” BAR 16:05, Frank J. Yurco analyzes the reliefs on a wall of the Cour de la Cachette in the Karnak temple in Upper Egypt. But he points to...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1991
Archaeological Encyclopedia for the 90s
Ephraim Stern, editor (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society and Carta; New York:...The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1993
BAR Becomes Ten!
BAR is entering its tenth year. For us—and we hope for our readers—this is indeed cause for celebration. We have, we believe, now demonstrated several things: 1. A widespread public is seriously interested in high-level scholarship in...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1984
When 5,613 Scholars Get Together in One Place—The Annual Meeting, 1990
A maturing generation of brilliant young scholars went far toward making the 1990 Annual Meetinga a resounding success. Many of these young scholars are women. For four days in November, 5,613 attendees listened to scholarly presentations in...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1991