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Summer 2021 • Vol. 47, No. 2

In the Summer 2021 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, read touching tributes from family, friends, and BAS staff as they remember the late Hershel Shanks, BAR’s founder and Editor Emeritus.

BAS Travel/Study 2021

July 26 - 31, 2021
BAS Virtual Summer Seminar

- 6-Day Online Seminar

Biblical Archaeology: Past and Present

- Dr. Eric Cline, The George Washington University & Dr. Rachel Hallote, Purchase College, SUNY

Gary Rendsburg, Rutgers
Thursday, August 26, 2021
8:00-9:00 pm Eastern
NEW! BAS Scholars Series

The Book of Genesis: Tracing the Origins of the Ancestral Narratives Professor Gary Rendsburg, Rutgers University

October 16-17, 2021
24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest
ONLINE via Zoom

- 2-days of virtual learning and fun
Dozens of insightful lectures by experts
Plenary and interactive Q&A sessions


Find a Holy Land Dig

We are in the process of hearing back from the dig directors about their plans for the 2021 dig season. Keep an eye on this space for updates.

Participating on an archaeological excavation is a unique and exciting way to experience history firsthand. For almost four decades, BAS has been connecting volunteers with the opportunity to participate in some of the most exciting archaeological excavations in the Near East. A wide variety of people take part in our featured digs, and individuals of many different ages, backgrounds, and cultures have come together to share the thrill of discovery.

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Dig into the illuminating world of the Bible with a BAS All-Access membership. Combine a one-year tablet and print subscription to BAR with membership in the BAS Library to start your journey into the ancient past today!

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