Sunday, February 07, 2021

Hershel Shanks, 1930-2021

THE SAD NEWS is coming in from various sources that Hershel Shanks, founding editor of Biblical Archaeology Review and founder of the Biblical Archaeological Society, passed away on 5 February at the age of 90.

H-Judaic: Passing of Hershel Shanks.

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hershel Shanks (1930-2021), founder and longtime editor of Biblical Archeology Review and once described in The New York TImes as "probably the world's most influential amateur Biblical archaeologist." ...
Bible History Daily: In Memory of Hershel Shanks. Honoring the Founder, Longtime Editor, and Editor Emeritus of Biblical Archaeology Review.

Some PaleoJudaica posts on Hershel and his work are here, here, here, here, and here. You can find links to many of his essays in the archives. And the latest, from last week, on developments regarding the BAR editorship is here and here

May his memory be for a blessing.

UPDATE: Bad link now fixed.

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