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BAS Names New Editor

Glenn J. Corbett returns as editor of Biblical Archaeology Review

BAR Editor Glenn J. Corbett at Petra

New BAR Editor Glenn J. Corbett with the ruins of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in the background. Photo by Steve Meyer.

The Biblical Archaeology Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, a Near Eastern archaeologist and long-time associate and contributing editor to the Society, will serve as the new Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine beginning March 2021.

A specialist in the archaeology of the lands of the Bible, with more than two decades of excavation and field experience working on projects in Jordan, Turkey, and Israel, Glenn first joined BAS in 2007 as a part-time assistant editor and eventually served as both Associate Editor and Web Editor for the organization. He also worked closely with then BAR Editor (now Editor Emeritus) Hershel Shanks to edit and produce numerous Society publications, including revised editions of Ancient Israel and Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, the 2014 edited volume Partings: How Judaism and Christianity Became Two, and Shanks’s autobiography Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Glenn Corbett recording inscriptions

Glenn Corbett recording 2,000-year-old “Thamudic” inscriptions from the deserts of southern Jordan, the subject of his 2010 University of Chicago dissertation. Photo by Michael Fergusson.

More recently, Glenn served as Associate Director of the American Center of Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, where he directed the award-winning Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative in Petra, and also initiated the ACOR Photo Archive project that has made tens of thousands of photos of Jordan’s archaeological sites publicly accessible. In addition, while working as Program Director for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, he spearheaded efforts to help preserve threatened archaeological sites and museums in Yemen and other countries ravaged by conflict.

“I am very excited to be returning to BAR to help make the latest archaeological and historical discoveries from the biblical world available and accessible to our dedicated readers,” said Glenn, whose editorial tenure will begin with the magazine’s Summer 2021 issue. “Through its lively, engaging, and thought-provoking content, BAR is a unique publication that successfully bridges the sometimes wide gap between scholars and the public. As Editor, I look forward to expanding on this rich legacy of public engagement.”

Glenn Corbett volunteering, 1997

Glenn as a first-year volunteer excavating Canaanite tombs at the site of Ashkelon in southern Israel during the summer of 1997. Photo courtesy Glenn Corbett.

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  1. Sad news indeed. He will be missed. BAR was his creation and legacy. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends and fellow magazine readers. May you be blessed be his memory and legacy.

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