|Biblical Archaeology Review|
|Publisher||Biblical Archaeology Society (USA)|
Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) is a publication that seeks to connect the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience seeking to understand the world of the Bible and the Near and Middle East (Syro-Palestine and/or the Levant). Covering both the Old and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology. BAR's writers include leading scholars and researchers. BAR is published by the non-denominational Biblical Archaeology Society and edited by the Society's founder Hershel Shanks. Biblical Archaeology Review is the largest paid-circulation magazine in the field of archaeology, thanks to its reader-friendly approach. BAR publishes the views of a wide variety of archaeological viewpoints. For example, BAR has published such authors as Lawrence Stager, Kenneth Kitchen, Alan Millard, William Dever, Israel Finkelstein, and Bryant G. Wood.
The story of the so-called "James Ossuary" was first published in the pages of Biblical Archaeology Review; it was discussed by founding editor Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III in "The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story & Significance of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus & His Family" (2003).
Other journals published by the Society have included Bible Review (1985-2005), merged into Biblical Archaeology Review after 2005, and Archaeology Odyssey (1998-2006).
The contents listed below are intended as a general reference and are not exhaustive.
|Issue||Date||Cover stories||Additional content|
|v23 #3||5/6 1997||Light on Zion - Where the Essenes Lived in Jesus' Time||Moses Shapira|
|v23 #4||7/8 1997||Face to Face But Not Eye to Eye - Biblical Minimalists Meet Their Challengers||Iron Age Jerusalem, Megiddo|
|v23 #5||9/10 1997||Lawrence of Arabia as Archaeologist|
|v23 #6||11/12 1997||Searching for Roman Jerusalem||Mizpah, royal rosettes, Josephus, Solomon's Temple receipt, Hadrian|
|v24 #1||1/2 1998||Volunteer's View - The 1998 Dig Issue||Qumran, Banias|
|v24 #2||3/4 1998||Illuminating Byzantine Jerusalem||Babatha, Dead Sea scrolls, David & Solomon chronology|
|v24 #3||5/6 1998||Samaritan or Jewish? You make the Call||Egyptian Canaan, Dead Sea scrolls, Israelite exile, Seal of Ahaz|
|v24 #4||7/8 1998||The Only Relic from Herod's Temple||David's Jerusalem, silver from Dor|
|v24 #5||9/10 1998||The Face of Canaan - Life and Death in Deir el-Balah||High places, 1st century stone quarry, Ekron|
|v24 #6||11/12 1998||New Questions About Masada||Shroud of Turin|
|v25 #1||1/2 1999||Dive In! The 1999 Dig Issue||Jerusalem's water system in David's time, Egyptian David reference, Israelite life in Egypt|
|v25 #2||3/4 1999||Seal of an Assassin - Ammonite King Plotted Murder of Judah's Governor||Hazor, Seal of Hezekiah|
|v25 #3||5/6 1999||Who Destroyed Hazor?|
|v2x #x||5/6 2005||Was Noah's Ark a Sewn Boat?||Sennacherib|