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Hershel Shanks reveals his own conclusion about Secret Mark as a result of his study of the opposing arguments. My earlier contribution to this discussion of the letter containing Secret Mark is headed “Morton Smith—Forger”. My task was to...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2009
A reason to return to Jerusalem
In 1972 Hershel Shanks took a sabbatical from his legal practice in Washington, D.C. He and his family went to Jerusalem for a year. Once there, the Shanks family became part of a network of friends and colleagues who comprised some of the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August September/October 2009
Six-Letter Inscription Suggests Monumental Building of Hezekiah
In this case, it is a tiny inscription with only six letters preserved. So little remains of ancient Israel in the City of David (the 12-acre...Ancient Jerusalem sometimes reveals itself in little bits.
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2009