25th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

October 8 & 9, 2022
2-days of fun, online learning
Live lectures by renowned experts
Plenary. Interactive Q&A session on Dead Sea Scrolls

Registration closes this Friday at 10pm EST

Join us this October 8–9 for BAS’s 25th Anniversary of Bible and Archaeology Fest! The annual fall program is our flagship event. And it’s your opportunity to learn from the world’s leading biblical scholars and archaeologists as they present the latest finds, discoveries, and research about the biblical past.

This two-day event will be held virtually via Zoom, allowing you to watch live and ask questions in real time, from the comfort of your own space. Or you can choose to watch later, when your schedule allows, with full access to the recordings of every exciting and thought-provoking presentation.

The event will feature a timely and insightful plenary lecture by esteemed archaeologist and Duke University professor Carol Meyers on the ancient “gender gap” and what archaeology reveals about the lives of ordinary women in biblical times.

Also come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls with a special panel discussion among leading Scroll experts Charlotte Hempel, Dennis Mizzi, and Joe Uziel about current and future trends in Dead Sea Scrolls research and why the Scrolls remain so fascinating to so many people from all walks of life around the globe.

What FEST Online Attendees Are Saying…

A hugely positive thing for me with the online format is the opportunity to watch the presentations that I missed. — Judy M.

Best BAR seminar ever! I learned so much. — Mayhill F.

GREAT Fest! I have attended a number of Fests and Seminars at Sea, and I always come away renewed and informed. — Esther S.


Carol Meyers

Plenary Speaker
Duke University
The Ancient “Gender Gap”: The Bible, Archaeology, and Israelite Women

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Charlotte Hempel

Dead Sea Scrolls Panelist
University of Birmingham, UK

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Dennis Mizzi

Dead Sea Scrolls Panelist
University of Malta

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Joe Uziel

Dead Sea Scrolls Panelist
Israel Antiquities Authority

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Elizabeth Backfish

William Jessup University
Conventions and Contributions of Hebrew Poetry

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Alice Bellis

Howard University
Sharing Ethiopic Manuscripts with the World

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Andrea Berlin

Boston University
Hellenism and its Consequences

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Ra'anan Boustan

Princeton University
Dreams of the Big City: Depictions of Cities and Urban Spaces in Rural Churches and Synagogues

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Karen Britt

Northwest Missouri State University
Dreams of the Big City: Depictions of Cities and Urban Spaces in Rural Churches and Synagogues

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James Charlesworth

Princeton Theological Seminary
Discovering the Tombs of David and Solomon After 50 Years of Searching

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Christy Cobb

Wingate University
Slavery, Archaeology, and the New Testament

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Ralph Hawkins

Averett University
The Promise of the Conquest of Canaan in the Book of Exodus

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Lee Jefferson

Centre College
Was Jesus a Magician? Wands, Wizards, and Magic in Early Christianity

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Shelby Justl

University of Pennsylvania
The Real Housewives of Ancient Egypt

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Morag Kersel

DePaul University
Buying the Holy Land: Tourists, Souvenirs, and Purchasing the Past

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Thomas Levy

University of California, San Diego
Archaeological Science and Biblical Edom

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Daniel Master

Wheaton College
Tel Shimron: A city state in the Jezreel Valley

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R. Steven Notley

Nyack College
Byzantine Bethsaida and the House of St. Peter

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James Tabor

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
How Does One Follow the God of Israel after 70 C.E.? How the Gospel of Mark is Our Earliest Post-War Proposal

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Shelley Wachsmann

Texas A&M University
“Some Went Down to the Sea in Ships…”: Ships, Boats, and Seafaring in Biblical Times

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Meredith Warren

University of Sheffield
The Sweet Hereafter? Transformative Tasting in the Bible and Beyond

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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 September 8, 2022. You will be refunded the full amount less a $20.00 administrative fee.


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

Registration closes this Friday at 10pm EST.


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