24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest
ONLINE via Zoom

October 16-17, 2021
2-days of virtual learning and fun

Dozens of insightful lectures by experts

Plenary and interactive Q&A sessions

Two full days of engaging live talks via Zoom from world-leading Bible scholars and archaeologists. This October 16 & 17, join in via computer, tablet, or phone—wherever you have internet. The ongoing pandemic prohibits us from gathering in person, as we had done annually for decades. Yet we can provide the same full weekend of information–with even greater convenience– on new finds and new analysis, advancing understanding and ongoing debates in the field of biblical archaeology. Click on each speaker’s title below to read about their upcoming talk.


Bart Ehrman
Plenary Speaker

University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
The Book of Revelation and the Dark Side of Christianity

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Morag Kersel

DePaul University

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Andrew Vaughn

American Society of Overseas Research

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Marc Brettler

Duke University
Revisiting The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Prose and Poetry become Prophecy with Amy-Jill Levine

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Aaron A. Burke

University of California
The Amorites and the Bible: Identity and Cultural Memory in Judean Tradition

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Kevin Burrell

Burman University, Canada
Africans in the Holy Land: Kushite Political Influence in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

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Glenn J. Corbett
Q&A Host

Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review

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Erin and Robert Darby

University of Tennessee
En Ḥaẓeva (Tamar) at the Cross-Roads: Exploring the Edge of Empire

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Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville in Indiana
Archaeology in a Pandemic: Reflections on Lost Opportunities and Silver Linings

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Mark Fairchild

Huntington University
The Underwater Basilica at Iznik (Nicea)

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Mark Goodacre

Duke University
John's Dramatic Transformation of the Synoptics

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Rachel Hallote

Purchase College SUNY
From Treasure Hunting to Excavation: Why Dig up the Land of the Bible?

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Ralph Hawkins

Averett University
What was the Religion of the Hebrews during the Bondage in Egypt?

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Ahmad Al-Jallad

Ohio State University
Christianity in pre-Islamic Arabia - a view from the epigraphic record

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Ann Killebrew

Pennsylvania State University
In Search of the Philistines and Other “Sea Peoples”

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Amy-Jill Levine

Vanderbilt University
Revisiting The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Prose and Poetry become Prophecy with Marc Brettler

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Aren Maeir

Bar-Ilan University
Twenty-Five years at Tell es-Safi/Gath: An overview and an update from the final season

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Laura Nasrallah

Yale University
What Can Archaeology Tell Us About the Letters of Paul?

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R. Steven Notley

Nyack College
In Search of Armageddon

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Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

William Jessup University
What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?

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James Tabor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Shapira “Deuteronomy” Manuscripts—Ancient Dead Sea Texts or Modern Forgeries?

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Joe Uziel

Israel Antiquities Authority
New thoughts on Jerusalem's Waters and their Force in Shaping the City

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Mark Wilson

Asia Minor Resource Center
Philip and the Nubian Eunuch: Archaeology and Geography of their Meeting in Acts 8

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  • Full payment due at time of registration
  • Regular: $199/per person
  • Student Rate: $99/per person
  • Cancellation: You may request a refund until October 1, 2021. You will be refunded the full amount less a $20.00 administrative fee.

Speakers Schedule


Registration Closed


For more information contact:

Alicia Bregon
202-364-3300 ext 216
Email: [email protected]
Biblical Archaeology Society
5614 Connecticut Ave. NW #343
Washington, DC 20015-2604