Biblical Archaeology Review is the only magazine that connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible. Covering both the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest Biblical and archaeological discoveries, discussions and debates in clear, understandable, jargon-free English along with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams. BAR’s writers are the top scholars, the leading researchers, the world-renowned experts.

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“The next best thing to being there. An indispensable tool for the study of Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology.”
—Lawrence E. Stager, Dorot Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University

Biblical Archaeology Review is published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands.

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What’s New

Version 6.5.1

Required update for all users.
- Version 6.5.1 is now necessary to pull issue data from our latest web domain.

Additional updates:
- Native iPhone X compatibility

- New Design: an intuitive and eye-catching design that looks great on both smaller iPhone and larger iPad screens

- Added New Menu: Allows quick access to all views in the app from the Issue Gallery (Hub). This will also include social media links and publisher website links.

- iOS 11 compatibility updates

- Minor bug fixes and stability enhancements

- Native 64-bit compliant

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Swissmith ,

Useless app

I have a paid subscription through the BAS website fo a digital edition. The app lets me log in fine, but when i try to read an issue, the download progress bar loads for 10 minutes or so, then upon completing resets to empty. Impossible to read a magazine I paid for.
Do not buy this magazine on a tablet. If they can't get their app to be even barley functionnal it means they don't respect you as a customer. If this is not resolved fast I´canceling my subscription.

Rare_Eclipse Fan ,

Cannot access

Paid for this through Apple. When I try to access, I cannot. I have not been able to access this for 6 months. Apparently I have a user name and password that I don’t know about and I do not know of a way to retrieve it. I like BAS a lot but I think I may subscribe to the magazine and not the digital version. I would rate higher if I could read the digital content...until then, 1 star because I cannot give 0 stars.

Brucegil79 ,

New version doesn't work

Why is it that every time someone gets the idea to "improve" their app, they only manage to screw it up and make it worthless. The older version of BAR on my old iPad worked fine. I got a new iPad and installed the new BAR app. Now I can't download any issues. I thought my subscription might have expired, so I renewed it. But I still cannot get the app to let me access the issues. It still thinks I must subscribe first.


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