Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Dr. Eilat Mazar

May 26

Remembering Eilat Mazar

By: Megan Sauter

Dr. Eilat Mazar (1956–2021), who passed away on May 25, 2021, was archaeology royalty. Her grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, directed excavations at Beth Shearim, Tell Qasile, […]

May 2

Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would have been for Jesus’ audience.

The Bible with and Without Jesus Cover

Mar 22

The Bible With and Without Jesus

By: Marc Zvi Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine

The title of this blogpost is also the title of the book we recently coauthored. The Bible With and Without Jesus (HarperOne 2020) asks how […]

James A. Sanders

Mar 14

In Memory: James A. Sanders

By: Marvin A. Sweeney

James Alvin Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Intertestamental and Biblical Literature at the Claremont School of Theology, passed away in his home on October 1, 2020. […]

Feb 8

Unwavering and Obstreperous 

By: William G. Dever 

I’m one of the few people who can say they knew Hershel Shanks and BAR before they both became famous. In 1972, when I was […]

Feb 8

Scaling Ivory Towers

By: Alan Millard

To see yourself as others see you can be helpful, instructive, revealing, disconcerting, and even irritating! Hershel styles himself “an archaeology outsider” in his autobiography. […]

Feb 7

The Face of BAR 

By: André Lemaire 

Biblical Archaeology Review has now a long road of 42 years behind it. For me, this long road has a face: its founder and editor, […]

Feb 7

The Archaeological Evangelist

By: Amy-Jill Levine

It is difficult to say no to Hershel Shanks. Much like Jesus, he has the capacity to say to otherwise busy people, “Come, follow me. […]

Hershel Shanks and Eric Cline

Feb 7

Larger Than Life 

By: Eric H. Cline 

I have never lived, professionally speaking, in a world without Hershel Shanks and Biblical Archaeology Review. He began the magazine in 1975, when I was still […]


Feb 7

Born in Our Living Room 

By: Eric and Carol Meyers 

We have told this story before, but it bears repeating on this special occasion celebrating Hershel’s long tenure at the helm of Biblical Archaeology Review. […]