Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

George F. Bass

Sep 8

Milestones: George F. Bass (1932–2021)

By: Shelley Wachsmann

George F. Bass, who established the discipline of nautical archaeology, died on March 2, 2021, at the age of 88. During his first semester in […]

Aug 27

Biblical Archaeology for the People

By: BAS Staff

Hershel Shanks founded the Biblical Archaeology Society in 1974 and published his first issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) in 1975. From the beginning, his […]

Dr. Eilat Mazar

May 26

Remembering Eilat Mazar

By: Megan Sauter

Dr. Eilat Mazar (1956–2021), who passed away on May 25, 2021, was archaeology royalty. Her grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, directed excavations at Beth Shearim, Tell Qasile, […]