Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works


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 […]

May 4

Archaeological Laborers in the Middle East

By: Marek Dospěl

Ever since the 19th century, when Western explorers and archaeologists first began to take a serious, professional interest in the history and cultures of the […]

Conrad Schick

Jan 21

The Foundations of Jerusalem Archaeology

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Conrad Schick was born in 1822, in a small town in southern Germany. By the time of his death in 1901, however, he had cemented […]

Dec 5

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.

Nov 24

Biblical Archaeology Society 2021 Publication Awards Winners

By: BAS Staff

BEST BOOK RELATING TO THE HEBREW BIBLE The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity Theodore J. Lewis (Oxford: […]

Matthew Adams

Nov 19

Twenty Years at Megiddo 

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Matthew Adams, who heads the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, began digging at the famous archaeological site of Megiddo in 1998 while […]

Tom Parker with Aphrodite at Petra

Oct 18

Milestones: S. Thomas Parker (1950–2021)

By: Megan Perry

Thomas (Tom) Parker, renowned archaeologist of Roman Jordan, passed away suddenly on September 12, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of 71. Tom had a long research career in Jordan, where he directed the Limes Arabicus and Roman Aqaba Projects and co-directed the Petra North Ridge Project.

Bert de Vries

Sep 22

Milestones: Bert de Vries (1939-2021)

By: Barbara A. Porter

On March 28, Bert de Vries, long time director of the Umm al Jimal excavations in Jordan and former director of the American Center of […]