Biblical Archaeology Review

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Biblical Archaeology Review
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EditorGlenn J. Corbett
PublisherBiblical Archaeology Society
FounderHershel Shanks
Year founded1975
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.

Biblical Archaeology Review is a quarterly 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, the Near East, and the 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 nonsectarian and nonprofit Biblical Archaeology Society.

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. Cargill stepped down in March 2021 and was replaced by Glenn J. Corbett.[2]

The society also published Bible Review (1985–2005) and Archaeology Odyssey (1997-2005). The full runs of both magazines, plus every issue of BAR since 1975 are available to all Biblical Archaeology Society (All Access) members online in the BAS Library.


  • Hershel Shanks (1975-2018);
  • Robert R. Cargill (2018-2021);
  • Glenn J. Corbett (since 2021);


  • Hershel Shanks (1975-2003)
  • Susan Laden (since 2004)


  1. ^ Reiss, Jana K. (11 May 2015). "'Biblical Archaeology Review' Celebrates 40 Years with Retrospective Book". Publishers Weekly.
  2. ^ "BAS Names New Editor". Biblical Archaeology Society. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-06-13.

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