Biblical Archaeology Review 36:4, July/August 2010

Strata: In Their Own Words

In a recent review1 of a final report of an excavation at Sepphoris, Israel, Professor Kenneth G. Holum of the University of Maryland remarked on a troubling feature of the volume.2 The report was published by the well-known academic publisher Brill of Leiden, the Netherlands.

“Although technical imperfections do mar this work, it is still a thoughtful and creditable report on a careful and successful excavation. Less praiseworthy was the choice of a publisher that put this relatively slim volume [170 pages] on the market for the outlandish price of $188.00!”

  1. The review appeared in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 356 (2009).
  2. The book reviewed is James F. Strange, Thomas R.W. Longstaff and Dennis E. Groh, Excavations at Sepphoris, Volume 1: University of South Florida Probes in the Citadel and Villa (Leiden: Brill, 2006).
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