Leading Dead Sea Scroll Scholar Denounces Delay

One of the world’s preeminent Dead Sea Scroll authorities, who at one time had full access to all the fragments, including those still unpublished, has roundly condemned the continuing delay in releasing the full texts. Speaking at a colloquium honoring Sam Iwry of Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore Hebrew University, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., […]

Celebrating at the Annual Meeting

Two silver anniversaries were celebrated at the Annual Meetinga in Anaheim last November. The first was the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of the Anchor Bible series, celebrated with a dinner honoring editor David Noel Freedman. More than one-and-a-half million copies of the various volumes in the Anchor Bible series […]

Ekron of the Philistines, Part II: Olive-Oil Suppliers to the World

In “Ekron of the Philistines,” BAR 16:01, Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin introduced us to the rich history of ancient Ekron (modern-day Tel Miqne)—the Philistine city described in Joshua 13:2–3 as part of “the land that yet remains” to be taken by the Israelites. The city, one of the largest Iron Age sites in […]

Did the Israelites Conquer Jericho? A New Look at the Archaeological Evidence

The story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2–6) is one of the best known and best loved in the entire Bible. The vivid description of faith and victory has been a source of inspiration for countless generations of Bible readers. But did it really happen as the Bible describes it? The […]