Spring Bible & Archaeology Fest of Experts Offers Online Global Audience New Reports, New Analysis, and Ancient Music Concert LIVE


Peter Megginson, Travel/Study Manager
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WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 14, 2023—The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), a popular consumer magazine, will host the second spring online edition of this exciting event.

The Spring Bible and Archaeology Fest on April 22 & 23 offers live talks from 18 leading Bible scholars and archaeologists via the Zoom app. Registered, paid participants from around the world can enjoy two days of live, online learning with experts in the fields of archaeology and the Bible.

The program features a plenary session from renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her lecture Resilience After “Collapse”: New Discoveries from El Lisht, Egypt’s Renaissance Capital is about how the site represents the great changes that can occur after a time of chaos (Middle Kingdom vs Egypt’s 1st Intermediate Period).

A new feature of this spring’s event is a live musical performance with Q&A by Michael Levy, a UK-based composer, whose musical mission is to “continue where the ancients left off,” in creating new music for the recreated ancient lyre. Levy’s music has been featured as part of the permanent soundscape to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

Other familiar names from Biblical Archaeology Review, plus rising stars will be presenting:

EREZ BEN-YOSEF, “King Solomon’s Mines” Revisited
SHIMON GIBSON, Jerusalem in the Iron Age as Seen from the Western Hill
RACHEL HALLOTE, Women in the Biblical World
ANGELA KIM HARKINS, A Reappraisal of the Teacher of Righteousness from the Dead Sea Scrolls
RALPH HAWKINS, The ‘Hornet’ in Exodus and Joshua
JAMES HOFFMEIER, Who is Tirhaka and What is He Doing in Hezekiah’s Judah in 701 B.C.?
ALICE MANDELL, The People Behind the Text: Craft Literacy in Ancient Israel and Judah
DAVID MCCABE, Ideal Community and Counterfeit: The Conspiracy of Ananias & Sapphira in Acts
CHRIS MCKINNY, A Tale of Two Swords – David’s Rise and Saul’s Demise
MEGAN NUTZMAN, Amulets and Tefillin: What is the Difference?
KONSTANTINOS POLITIS, Zoara and Lot’s Cave from Biblical to Medieval Times
GARY RENDSBURG, The Jews of Arabia: From the Great Revolt until the Rise of Islam
KATHARINA SCHMIDT, The Archaeology of the Amman Citadel in the Iron Age
MICHAEL STAHL, Battle of the Gods: The Prophet Elijah and the Origins of Biblical Monotheism
KAREN STERN, Synagogue as Sensorium: Jews, the Senses, and Worship in Antiquity
JAMES R. STRANGE, Lamp Manufacturing at Shikhin, and the Experimental Lamp Kiln Built and Fired by Yeshu Dray

Registration for this virtual two-day event and limited access to any recordings is $199. (Student rate available.)

The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5 pm ET. Sign up online at

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