26th Annual Fall Bible and Archaeology Fest

November 17-19, 2023
San Antonio, Texas

20 Experts. 18 Lectures. 1 Q&A Plenary with Jodi Magness
speaking on The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq

SAVE $100: Register for In-Person by August 15

This Fall, we’ll celebrate our 26th annual fall Bible and Archaeology Fest as a hybrid event! Join us either in person in San Antonio, Texas OR online via Zoom as renowned top scholars and rising stars in the field speak on the archaeology of Bible lands and Bible peoples, as well as on the Bible itself. Save the dates, November 17-19, and reserve your spot today.


Yonatan Adler

Elizabeth Backfish

William Jessup University
Greater is the Art of the Ending: Poetic Closure in the Psalms

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Robin Gallaher Branch

Christian Brothers University
Biblical Nicknames

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Erika Brown

PHD student

Sidnie White Crawford

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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April DeConick

Rice University
Where Did All the Christians Come From?

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Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville in Indiana
Bread on God's Table: Lechem Hapanim (Bread of the Presence) in Context

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Yuval Gadot

Tel-Aviv University
Ancient Jerusalem: A current archaeological View

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Mark Goodacre

Duke University
Did the Evangelists Dictate their Gospels to Scribes?

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Ralph Hawkins

Averett University
The Many Temples of Ancient Israel and the Law of Centralization

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Oded Lipschits

Tel-Aviv University

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Jodi Magness

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plenary Speaker

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Albert McClure

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Iconoclasm in Yehud: What can the Pentateuch tell us about the Returnees?

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Chris McKinny

Gesher Media
Armageddon – A Royal Reversal

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Dennis Mizzi

University of Malta
The Burial of Sealed Jars in the Qumran Cemetery: Disposal of Consecrated Property?

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R. Steven Notley

Nyack College

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Steven Ortiz

Lipscomb University
Searching for Solomon's City: Recent Excavations at Tel Gezer

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Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Baylor University
What did the Ancient Israelites Eat and How did they Prepare It?

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James Tabor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jesus Across the Jordan

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Ben Witherington

Asbury Theological Seminary
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Pisidian Antioch

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Marriott San Antonio Airport

77 NE Interstate 410 Loop
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 549-1260

Bible and Archaeology Fest is being held at the Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel

Last Day to Book with Marriott: Friday, November 3, 2023

The Marriott San Antonio Airport, where Bible and Archaeology Fest is held, is providing a special Fest rate of $139 USD per night - Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 1.25% tourism fee plus 16.75% occupancy tax) in effect at the time of check-in. We do not reserve hotel rooms for you.

· Complimentary Guestroom WIFI
· Complimentary Parking
· Complimentary Airport Transfers

Room availability is not guaranteed and depends on demand. Our special rate room block usually sells out, so make your room reservations as early as possible.


  • Deposit required at the time of registration for In-Person: $200
  • In-Person Early Bird Rate (Ends August 15, 2023, no refund after this date): $649/per person
  • In-Person Regular Rate (Deadline: October 15, 2023, no refunds after this date): $749/per person
  • Virtual Attendance Early Bird Rate (Deadline: October 30, 2023): $179
  • Virtual Attendance Regular Rate (Deadline: November 12, 2023): $199



If you would like to attend the 26th Annual Fall Bible and Archaeology Fest virtually, 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. 424.

To pay off your balance, click here.


For more information, contact:

Peter Megginson
Biblical Archaeology Society
Email: [email protected]
800-221-4644, ext. 424 (Toll-free)
202-364-3300, ext. 424
5614 Connecticut Ave. NW #343
Washington, DC 20015-2604