BAR 3:04, Dec 1977
Yadin Answers Beer-Sheva ExcavatorReply to Raineys No Bama at Beer-Sheva
Anson Raineys vicious and vulgar attack on my theory concerning the Beer-Sheva cult place (Beer-Sheva Excavator Blasts YadinNo Bama at Beer-Sheva, BAR 03:03) deserves no reply. But since BAR is widely read by people whose only interest is the archaeological truth, I will disregard any reference to some of Raineys unprecedented personal attacks and answer only the concrete facts raised by him.
In trying to refute my suggestion (and it was not more than that) that the angled steps led to the altar, Rainey writes There is no logic in building a staircase around the altar; the narrow steps would require …