Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

May 24

The Gender Divide

By: Robert Cargill

Gender parity is a problem in the academy.

Apr 30

Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament

By: Megan Sauter

An interview with editors Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton.

Nov 26

Tischendorf on Trial for Removing Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament

By: Ellen White

Constantine Tischendorf’s chance finding of Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament manuscript, at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai—and his later removal of the manuscript—made him both famous and infamous. Is he a hero or thief?

Jul 29

Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would have been for Jesus’ audience.


Jul 16

Giant of New Testament Archaeology

By: Daniel A. Warner, Donald D. Binder, Eric M. Meyers, and James Riley Strange

Daniel A. Warner, Donald D. Binder, Eric M. Meyers, and James Riley Strange reflect on the life of archaeologist James F. Strange.

Jul 14

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community at Qumran?

Jul 10

Doyenne of Hebrew Paleography

By: André Lemaire

André Lemaire reflects on the legacy of Ada Yardeni, a world-renowned scholar in the field of Hebrew and Aramaic paleography.

Jul 9

Giant of the Persian Period

By: Hillel Geva

Hillel Geva memorializes Ephraim Stern, one of Israel’s foremost archaeologists, a pioneer in his field with numerous achievements to his credit and an international reputation as a scholar.

Jul 2

In Memoriam: Ada Yardeni (1937–2018)

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

World-renowned epigrapher Ada Yardeni died on June 29, 2018. A member of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yardeni had authored numerous publications.


Jul 2

Giant of Iron Age Research

By: Daniel M. Master

Daniel M. Master writes a tribute to Lawrence E. Stager, one of the most significant Biblical archaeologist of the past 40 years.