Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

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. […]

Hershel Shanks

Feb 6

In Memory of Hershel Shanks 

By: Bas Staff

This week, the Biblical Archaeology Society remembers the life and achievements of Biblical Archaeology Review’s founder and Editor Emeritus, Hershel Shanks, who passed away February 5, 2021 […]

Philip J. King

Jul 30

In Memorium: Philip J. King (1925–2019)

By: David Vanderhooft

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church in Boston for Fr. Philip J. King, retired professor in theology at Boston College and […]

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Jul 15

The Summer Lipscomb University Saved Biblical Archaeology

By: Robert R. Cargill

On a dark day in April 2020, he received the news. Sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) precautions, archaeologist Steve Ortiz, […]

Cargill and Shor with replica DSS

Feb 27

The IAA’s Pnina Shor Retires

By: Robert Cargill

At the November 2019 Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced her retirement. […]