Dr. Glenn J. Corbett is Editor-in-Chief of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine and a specialist in the archaeology of the lands of the Bible, with more than two decades of excavation and field experience working on projects in Jordan, Turkey, and Israel. Prior to joining BAR, Glenn was Associate Director of the American Center of Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, where he directed the award-winning Temple of the Winged Lions project in Petra. In addition, while working as Program Director for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, he spearheaded efforts to help preserve threatened archaeological sites and museums in Yemen and other countries ravaged by conflict.
Jordan Dead Sea Seminar 2023
The Other Side of the Jordan: Discover the Forgotten Lands of the Bible
While the lands east of the Jordan River figure prominently in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, the ancient sites and people of Transjordan (modern-day Jordan) are not nearly as well known to us as places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Samaria, and Galilee. In addition to introducing Jordan’s biblical geography, this seminar will highlight the latest archaeological discoveries from “across the Jordan” that shed new light on the Patriarchal and Exodus traditions, the Iron Age kingdoms of Ammon, Moab, and Edom that rivaled ancient Israel and Judah, and the enigmatic Nabataeans of Petra who vied for power with the Herods during the time of Jesus. Based at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, the seminar will feature specialist-led visits to several biblical sites, including Mt. Nebo, where Moses looked over the Promised Land, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, and the fabulous rock-cut city of Petra, capital of the Nabataeans.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV, October 16 – 17, 2021