ON THE COVER: Inspired by the grid squares into which excavation sites are divided, 25 covers from past BARs grace this month’s issue in an elegant array to honor the completion of our 25th anniversary year. To mark the occasion, we present “The Age of BAR,” a special section consisting of “Scholars Talk About How the Field Has Changed,” a report by editor Hershel Shanks on the evolution of Biblical archaeology as described by many of today’s leading excavators and Bible specialists; “25 Years of Kicking Up Some Dust,” a review of our pet causes and crusades: and “25 Giants,” profiles of some of the people who dominated the field during our first quarter century.