Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Philip J. King

Jul 30

In Memorium: Philip J. King (1925–2019)

By: David Vanderhooft

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church in Boston for Fr. Philip J. King, retired professor in theology at Boston College and […]

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Jul 15

The Summer Lipscomb University Saved Biblical Archaeology

By: Robert R. Cargill

On a dark day in April 2020, he received the news. Sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) precautions, archaeologist Steve Ortiz, […]

Cargill and Shor with replica DSS

Feb 27

The IAA’s Pnina Shor Retires

By: Robert Cargill

At the November 2019 Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced her retirement. […]

Feb 27

Excavating El-Araj—a Candidate for Biblical Bethsaida

By: Megan Sauter

The town of Bethsaida appears in the New Testament as a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee and the hometown of the apostles Peter, […]

Aerial view of Tel Akko

Jan 20

Akko’s Total Archaeology Experience

By: Megan Sauter

Interview with Ann Killebrew, dig director at Tel Akko, a major maritime and economic hub in the ancient Southern Levant. Cannaanites, sea peoples, and Phoenicians all called Akko home at one time or another. It also includes the best preserved Crusader city in the world.

Dec 30

Digging Deep at Tel Shimron

By: Megan Sauter

Tel Shimron is the largest archaeological site in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. This valley for millennia served as an important thoroughfare—and it still […]

Nov 25

The Complex Societies of Biblical-era Nomads

By: Jonathan Laden

Is archaeology biased against biblical nomads? Because modern archaeologists can find and analyze architectural remains more easily than ancient nomadic camp sites, do they falsely […]

Oct 10

First Person: From Shalem to Jerusalem

By: Robert Cargill

I recently published a book titled Melchizedek, King of Sodom: How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King. A highly technical book, it contains much textual analysis […]

Aug 25

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 4

First Person: The Gender Divide

By: Robert Cargill

Gender parity is a problem in the academy.