PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: Biblical Archaeology Society

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Storied and Controversial Biblical Archaeology Magazine Turns 40 - Biblical Archaeology Review, the largest and most popular Biblical archaeology magazine in circulation with more than a quarter million readers worldwide, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the March/April 2015 issue
Storied and Controversial Biblical Archaeology Magazine Turns 40

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Washington, DC, United States, 2015/02/11 - Biblical Archaeology Review, the largest and most popular Biblical archaeology magazine in circulation with more than a quarter million readers worldwide, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the March/April 2015 issue.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Culture/History/Archeology Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), the largest and most popular Biblical archaeology magazine in circulation with more than a quarter million readers worldwide, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the March/April 2015 issue of BAR.

No question: BAR is exciting and beautiful with glorious color pictures. And many of the world’s leading archaeologists and Biblical scholars write popular articles for it.

But BAR (biblicalarchaeology.org) is also controversial, especially with regard to its editor, Hershel Shanks. The magazine is both loved and hated. A former litigation lawyer for the United States Department of Justice, Shanks started the magazine after a year’s sabbatical in Israel in the 1970s. He too is both scorned and admired.

Shanks and the magazine are generally credited with freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls from a group of scholars who refused to let other scholars see them. Shanks published secreted texts and even clandestine translations in the pages of BAR. Subsequently, Shanks was sued in a Jerusalem court by a leading Dead Sea Scroll scholar who recovered a judgment against him for $40,000 a judgment affirmed by the Israel Supreme Court.

Shanks also defends the authenticity of the inscription on the now-famous ossuary (bone box) reading “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.” The bone box came from the antiquities market, and the Israel Antiquities Authority contends it is a forgery. A leading Tel Aviv University archaeologist has accused Shanks himself of being a “forger.”

So how does Hershel Shanks do it? How does he dominate the Biblical archaeology discussion with fascinating articles by the world’s leading authorities from Israel, the United States and countries around the world?

Was there an Israelite exodus from Egypt? Did King David conquer Jerusalem? Did Solomon build the Temple? Where is Herod the Great buried? What is the evidence for Jesus’ existence apart from the New Testament? What’s the story on Jews in Christian Jerusalem? What were women’s lives like in ancient Israel? These and other interesting questions are discussed and debated in Biblical Archaeology Review found at biblicalarchaeology.org/magazine and at select retailers.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Culture/History/Archeology Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Biblical Archaeology Society

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Culture/History/Archeology articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Storied and Controversial Biblical Archaeology Magazine Turns 40

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

|
Publisher Contact: Sarah Yeomans - Bib-Arch.org 
202-364-3300 x208 msauter[.]bib-arch.org
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Biblical Archaeology Society securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Culture/History/Archeology via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Biblical Archaeology Society / Company Profile


Read Culture/History/Archeology Most Recent Related Newswires:

The ENGIE Foundation Signs A Partnership with the Greek National Opera to Promote Access to Culture for Underprivileged Children
Undersea Explorers Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Act as Proper Land Stewards of Historic Site
Ancestry.com, LLC Announces Participation in 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
My Performing Arts Agency MyPAA to Launch ARTERI
Special Guest George Romero At The Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema 2016
Belgium’s National Railway Museum - Train World Inaugurated in Brussels
Project Enye Launches EnyesCount - A Campaign to Count A Generation One Click At A Time
Singapore’s Oldest Museum Collaborates with A Master Perfumer to Mark it's 700 Years of History
Arts Center Organizes International Conference to Promote Intercultural Dialogue
Vam Art, Inc. Organizes Convergence 2014 - An Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art
Siren School Hosts Nationwide Jane Austen Event
Ford to Donate $1 Million to Smithsonian National Museum of African Americans History and Culture
Biblical Archaeology Society July/August 2014 Issue - The Masada Siege From the Roman Viewpoint
SEUS/JAPAN Conducts Annual Florida-Japan Summit Program At the Morikami Musem & Japanese Gardens
EPMG Launches Black History Month - An Exclusive Four-Week Multimedia Tribute and Celebration

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)