Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works

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.

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Jul 4

First Person: The Gender Divide

By: Robert Cargill

Gender parity is a problem in the academy.

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?

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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.