18th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

November 20 - 22, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

Join us this fall in Atlanta to convene with 20 leading scholars from around the world to hear their latest research about archaeology and the Bible. This is our largest and very popular, once-a-year seminar series designed specifically for the interested lay person.

Concurrent sessions over two and a half days will cover topics from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the latest archaeological discoveries.

For 18 years, the Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to be the only organization bringing current Biblical research to the general public straight from the scholars who are at the forefront of their fields.


Click here for the speaker’s schedule.


Eric Cline

George Washington University

Plenary Speaker

Mary Joan Winn Leith

Stonehill College

Q&A Panelist

Ziony Zevit

American Jewish University

Q&A Panelist

Rami Arav

University of Nebraska, Omaha

Keith Bodner

Crandall University

Marc Brettler

Duke University

James Charlesworth

Princeton Theological Seminary

Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville

Bart Ehrman

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mark Fairchild

Huntington University

Richard Friedman

University of Georgia

Aaron Gale

West Virginia University

Mark Goodacre

Duke University, North Carolina

Leonard Greenspoon

Creighton University

James Hoffmeier

Trinity International University, Divinity School

Amy-Jill Levine

Vanderbilt University

Aren Maeir

Bar-Ilan University

Beth Alpert Nakhai

Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Bezalel Porten

Hebrew University

James Tabor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mark Wilson

Asia Minor Research Center

Ben Witherington III

Asbury Theological Seminary


Seminar Price

$595.00 per person. Includes all lectures, breakfast, break refreshments and Saturday night. Does not include dinners (except that on Saturday evening), lunches, and items of a strictly personal nature such as alcohol, spa services, etc. Please contact the Travel/Study department for information regarding group discounts for 6 or more people.

Hotel is not included in program price and must be booked separately.

Invitation to ASOR's Cultural Heritage Initiatives Symposium

The American Schools of Oriental Research would like to invite all Bible and Archaeology Fest attendees to their Cultural Heritage Initiatives Symposium on Sunday, November 22 in Atlanta. Registration is free. For more details please click here.


If you are unable to fill out the electronic registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext. 216.

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For more information contact:

Biblical Archaeology Society Travel Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1705
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.216
Fax: 1-202-364-2636
email: [email protected] 

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: +1 404 237 1234

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood, and was recently named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Atlanta hotels for 2015. Here you will experience the legendary Southern hospitality in spacious, renovated guestrooms that include irresistible Hyatt Grand Beds, free guestroom WiFi, and sleek flat screen HDTVs with Roomlinx interactive. You will also be able to enjoy views of its Japanese Zen Garden at the Onyx at the Grand restaurant and savor renowned Southern cuisine at the Cassis restaurant.

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta is surrounded by popular area attractions, such as the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Legoland Discovery Center and Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Many of these attractions are easily accessible using the convenient MARTA transportation system. The hotel is walking distance to luxury shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, as well as the new Buckhead Atlanta shopping and entertainment center.

For more information on the hotel property, please visit their website at: http://www.grandatlanta.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

Bible and Archaeology Fest participants are entitled to a special rate of $149.00 per night, double or single occupancy. Instructions for securing this rate will be provided upon the completion of your Bible and Archaeology Fest registration. For more information, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 202.364.3300 ext. 216

For the floor plan of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, please click here.