BAR 25:01, Jan/Feb 1999
Queries & Comments
Once Was Blind, But Now I See
A few years ago my eyesight was poor. I canceled my subscription to BAR because I really didnt read it much. Since my cataract operation, however, Ive been reading more. I subscribed to BAR again and find it exciting, slyly humorous and helpful with Bible study as well as general history.
I think there has been a change in your approach, with more appeal to laymen. If not, I have changed!
Iona S. Shank
The Deplorable State of the Akeldama Tombs
Besides fueling my armchair adventures, your instructive, thought-provoking articles often take on a second life as invaluable on-the-ground guides to my travels in the Land of the Bible. In June 1998, armed with your November/December 1994 issue (see Akeldama: Potters Field or High Priests Tomb? BAR 20:06), a friend and I set out to locate and explore Jerusalems Akeldama-area Second Temple tombs, especially the one identified as the tomb of Annas and his sons, the first-century A.D. high priestly family known to us from the New Testament and Josephus.