ON THE COVER: Elie Wiesel and Frank Moore Cross, each a towering figure in the field of Biblical studies, meet for the first time to discuss their complementary approaches to Scripture. Wiesel, who survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald, is widely considered a universal moral beacon and the conscience of humanity. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Cross, now retired from Harvard University, long held one of this country’s most prestigious academic chairs and is a leading authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Wiesel brings to the Bible the world of traditional Jewish learning, while Cross embodies the most distinguished Western critical scholarship. BAR editor Hershel Shanks interviews Wiesel and Cross in “Contrasting Insights of Biblical Giants”. Photo by Marcus Halevy.