Biblical Archaeology Review

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Biblical Archaeology Review
Biblical Archaeology Review.jpg
Editor Robert R. Cargill
Categories Archaeology
Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher Biblical Archaeology Society
Year founded 1975
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
ISSN 0098-9444

Biblical Archaeology Review is a bi-monthly magazine sometimes referred to as BAR 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 the Levant). Since its first issue in 1975,[1] Biblical Archaeology Review has covered the latest discoveries and controversies in the archaeology of Israel, Turkey, Jordan and the surrounding regions as well as the newest scholarly insights into both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The magazine is published by the nondenominational and nonprofit Biblical Archaeology Society and editor Robert Cargill.[citation needed]

From its founding in 1975 until 2017, the editor in chief was Hershel Shanks. After Shanks' retirement at the end of 2017, Robert R. Cargill was selected to be the editor of the publication.

The society also published Bible Review (1985–2005) and Archaeology Odyssey, which merged with Biblical Archaeology Review after 2005.


  1. ^ Reiss, Jana K. (11 May 2015). "'Biblical Archaeology Review' Celebrates 40 Years with Retrospective Book". Publishers Weekly. 

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