BAS Scholars Series 2022-2023


Joan Taylor, Andrew Lawler, Nava Panitz-Cohen, and Amy-Jill Levine

The BAS Scholars Series provides engaging online lectures by noted scholars of the Bible and archaeology. Each insightful, hour-long talk via Zoom focuses on one select subject of the speaker’s expertise.


Joan Taylor

King’s College London
Thursday, December 8 at 8–9 PM Eastern

Mary Magdalene: Memory and Mystery at Dura Europos

Discover how to recognize Mary Magdalene’s image which has differed greatly between the art of the early eastern church and that of contemporary portrayals.

Andrew Lawler

Journalist and Author
Sunday, March 5 at 3–4 PM Eastern

Holy City Hotspot: Exploring Jerusalem's Acropolis

At the heart of Jerusalem lies the enormous platform that Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims name the Noble Sanctuary.

Nava Panitz-Cohen

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sunday, June 4 at 3-4pm Eastern

A Wise Woman and a Bearded Man: Ten Seasons of Excavation at Tel Abel Beth Maacah

The site of Tel Abel Beth Maacah in the Hula Valley on the modern border between Israel, Lebanon and Syria, reflects its geopolitical situation in the Iron Age, when it was at the crossroads of the ancient Israelites, Arameans and Phoenicians.

Amy-Jill Levine

Vanderbilt Divinity School
Thursday, September 28 at 8-9pm Eastern

Free Health Care Is a Miracle: Psalm 8, Jesus, and the Jerusalem Temple

To the chief priests and scribes angered over Jesus’s reception by children in the Temple, Jesus cites Psalm 8:2, “Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself’?” (Matthew 21:16).


  • Attendance at next 4 quarterly lectures $40 $30 per person


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


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