Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Dec 27

Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

By: BAS 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.

Labib Sorial at his drafting table

May 24

Labib Sorial—A Forgotten Figure in Biblical Archaeology

By: Jeffrey R. Zorn

  When one thinks of the seminal figures in the archaeology of Mandate-era Palestine (c. 1918–1948), William F. Albright, Clarence S. Fisher, P.L.O. Guy, and […]

The Bible with and Without Jesus Cover

Mar 22

The Bible With and Without Jesus

By: Marc Zvi Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine

The title of this blogpost is also the title of the book we  coauthored. The Bible With and Without Jesus (HarperOne 2020) asks how the […]

Jan 23

The “Gabriel Stone” on Display

By: James Tabor

James Tabor describes Israel Knohl's changed interpretation of the critical line discussing the resurrection of the dead after three days of "Gabriel's Revelation."

Dec 13

Milestones: Michael Homan (1966–2022)

By: BAS Staff

  Michael Homan, Professor and Head of the Department of Theology at Xavier University of Louisiana, passed away on September 17, 2022. He was 56 […]

Dec 12

Milestones: Father Bill Broughton (1929–2022)

By: Robert A. Mullins

On September 22, 2022, biblical archaeology lost one of its greatest fans—the Reverend Canon Dr. William Broughton, affectionately known to many as “Father Bill.” He […]

Dec 11

Milestones: Burton MacDonald (1939–2022)

By: Douglas Clark, Larry Herr, and Larry Geraty

“Peace.” That was the trademark conversation sign off and genuine wish of well-known Canadian archaeologist Burton MacDonald, who passed away on October 20, 2022, at […]


Oct 17

Mud, Monks, and Mosaics

By: Matthew Burden

It’s not everyone’s idea of fun to do unpaid manual labor in the sweltering heat of an Israeli summer. But for those who know the […]

Sep 8

First Temple Papyrus? Exclusive Interview with Joe Uziel

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Watch an EXCLUSIVE interview with Joe Uziel, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Dead Sea Scrolls Unit, who discusses the recovery of a papyrus that […]

Aug 11

Milestones: Joseph Aviram (1915–2022)

By: BAS Staff

Joseph Aviram, long-time Director and President of the Israel Exploration Society (IES) and a key figure in the development and popularization of the field of […]