Re: [ANE-2] BAR's 'non-profit' or non-prophet, following the $$ trail.
- Joe, David et al...
I have to thank Hershal Shanks, if for no other reason, if it weren't for him, I'd still not know a sherd from an ostracon -- or even what the words mean.� My curiousity was piqued when I was first married, by a book I saw in a Book of the month club (or similar) catalog.� Who Wrote the Bible by Richard Friedman.� After that, pickings were slim for books that were for the lay person on this subject.� When I heard about BAR, I was thrilled, and I subscribed to it soon after, and Bible Review too.� A few years after that, I took classes in Archaeology and Anthropology at the local community college, mainly so that I could understand what I read in BAR and Archeaology magazines better.� It was BAR that actually introduced me to the wider world of societies and journals like ASOR.
So, for a lay person, BAR is the most easily accessable magazine around, both in terms of content & just getting their hands on it.�
If you can produce a magazine that can lure enough subscribers without the controversy, go for it.� As far as I can tell, there are people that would be happy to subscribe, if they only knew that it was out there.� Just remember, these people do not know what you do, and you have to speak their language -- they probably have Biblical Archaeology listed amoungst a number of hobbies -- like myself.�
If you do try to do a magazine, let me know, I'd probably subscribe rather quickly (I did so with Voyage of the Planet, which is less than a year old and S. African ... they have a small section each issue on Biblical Archaeology)