Bernard Safran

ON THE COVER: The only Biblical archaeologist who ever made it to the cover of TIME, Nelson Glueck was portrayed by the distinguished artist Bernard Safran in Arab kefiyeh, his characteristic desert headgear. BAR salutes this distinguished scholar and unsung American patriot in “Rabbi Nelson Glueck: An Archaeologist’s Secret Life in the Service of the OSS” and in a report on Tell el-Kheleifeh, the site Glueck proposed as the location of Solomon’s port city, Ezion-Geber (“Where Is Ezion-Geber? A Reappraisal of the Site Archaeologist Nelson Glueck Identified as King Solomon’s Red Sea Port”).