Monday, March 08, 2021

The NYT remembers Hershel Shanks

OBITUARY: Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90. For more than 40 years at Biblical Archaeology Review, Mr. Shanks simplified esoteric scholarly articles and crowned them with tantalizing headlines. (Joseph Berger, New York Times). With a great photo of Hershel in 1972.

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