22nd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

November 22 - 24, 2019
San Diego, California

- Dr. Mark Goodacre, Duke University, Plenary Speaker

The Biblical Archaeology Society is delighted to host its 22nd annual Bible and Archaeology Fest program in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Join us this fall as we convene with over 20 leading scholars from around the world to hear their latest research in the field of Biblical archaeology and scholarship. This is our largest and most popular, once-a-year seminar series designed specifically for the interested lay person and caters to a wide variety of intellectual interests.

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

For over 20 years, the Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to be the only organization bringing current Biblical research to the public straight from the scholars who are at the forefront of their fields.

—Please check back periodically as we add speakers to the program—


View The Stories of Jesus’ Resurrection from Dr. Mark Goodacre’s St. Olaf WHO WAS JESUS series.


Mark Goodacre

Duke University

Plenary Speaker

Yuval Gadot

Tel Aviv University


Joe Uziel

Israel Antiquities Authority


James Charlesworth

Princeton Theological Seminary

Agnes Choi

Pacific Lutheran University

Cavan Concannon

University of Southern California

Erin and Robert Darby

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville in Indiana

Bart Ehrman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark Fairchild

Huntington University

Ralph Hawkins

Averett University

Jill Hicks-Keeton

University of Oklahoma

Mahri Leonard-Fleckman

College of the Holy Cross

Beth Alpert Nakhai

University of Arizona

Roger Nam

Portland Seminary/George Fox University

Nava Panitz-Cohen

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Alison Schofield

University of Denver

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

William Jessup University

Matt Suriano

University of Maryland

James Tabor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mark Wilson

Asia Minor Research Center

Ben Witherington III

Asbury Theological Seminary


  • Mark Goodacre
    How Empty was the Tomb? Re-imagining the Burial and Resurrection Stories of Jesus
  • James Charlesworth
    The Spirituality of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Looking for Spiritual Nuggets in the Mines of Qumran Minds
  • Agnes Choi
    Sticks and Stones: The Economy of Roman Galilee in Its Physical Environment
  • Cavan Concannon
    Archaeology and the Bible at the Museum of the Bible
  • Erin and Robert Darby
  • Jennie Ebeling
    Visitor Experiences at Jezreel: Highlights from the Nineteenth Century and Today
  • Bart Ehrman
    Guided Tours of Heaven and Hell
  • Mark Fairchild
    Satan’s Throne at Pergamon: Where Was It?
  • Ralph Hawkins
    Joshua’s Altar on Mt. Ebal: Myth or Reality?
  • Jill Hicks-Keeton
    Stable Surfaces for Unstable Scriptures: Art and Artifact at D.C’s Museum of the Bible
  • Mahri Leonard-Fleckman
    Who’s Who in the Iron II? Ancient Perspectives on Borders and Identities
  • Beth Alpert Nakhai
    Ecce Feminae: The Story of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Sion, the Ratisbonne Brothers, and the Exploration of Jerusalem’s via Dolorosa
  • Roger Nam
    Economics in the Biblical World
  • Nava Panitz-Cohen
    A Wise Woman and a Bearded Man: Excavations at Tel Abel Beth Maacah in Northern Israel
  • William Schniedewind
    In Search of King Solomon: New Insights from Archaeology and Texts
  • Alison Schofield
  • Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
    Home Sweet Home: The Ancient Israelite House in Context
  • Matt Suriano
    A Tomb with a View: A Study of Jerusalem’s Silwan Necropolis during the Iron Age II–III
  • James Tabor
    When Prophecy Fails—The Dynamics of Biblical Messianic Apocalypticism
  • Mark Wilson
    Humpty Dumpty in Troas: The Architecture and Archaeology related to Eutychus’s Fall
  • Ben Witherington
    Scribes, Collaborators, Editors and Apostles: Why Authorship Issues are Complicated in the NT Era


Accommodation Information:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Bible and Archaeology Fest participants are entitled to a special rate of $169.00 per night plus tax, double or single occupancy.

Instructions on how to receive the special rate will be provided once you register.


  • Deposit of $100 (payable by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) is required with registration form.
  • Early Bird: $595/per person if booked through November 1, 2019
  • Regular: $695/per person
  • Full payment is due by November 4, 2019.
  • Pricing Includes all lectures, breakfast, break refreshments and the Saturday night banquet. Does not include hotel accommodation, dinners (except Saturday evening), lunches, and items of a strictly personal nature such as alcohol, spa services, etc.
  • * Hotel is not included in program price and must be booked separately.*
  • Received By Date Refund Amount
  • Sept. 3, 2019 Full amount
  • Sept. 4-Nov. 4, 2019 Full less $100 administrative fee
  • After Nov. 4, 2019 No refund



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

To pay off your balance, click here.


For more information contact:

Alicia Bregon
202-364-3300 ext 216
Email: [email protected]
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016