Many of you have seen my In the BAR post series where I will often share some of my own pictures or thoughts about a recent issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.
Tonight is a post that is in memory of Hershel Shanks, the founder of the journal and also the editor for a very long time.
The picture above is from an article in his memory at Biblical Archaeology Today.
I think back to the many articles that I have read in BAR and how I have learned many things because of the great work that Hershel Shanks has done through the years to make them available to us.
I will share a few pictures from my In the BAR posts as I remember him tonight.
In my first one I shared a picture of the Walls of Jericho.
In the issue for In the BAR V there was an article about the Roman siege camps at Masada where I had recently been and taken pictures.
In the issue for In the BAR VII there was a short editorial titled Archaeological High Horse by Hershel Shanks. Here is a picture that I took of Hippos.
Do you get the connection?
The issue for In the BAR XII featured a great article about the Hittites which allowed me to use some of the pictures that I took at Hattuša and other places in the Hittite homeland.
These are just a quick peek at a few in the series which now reaches to 16 posts. I have not written them as often the past few years, but still look forward to each issue and always think of the great work that Hershel Shanks started.