BAS Scholars Series 2022-2023


Aren Maeir, Jodi Magness, Joan Taylor, and Andrew Lawler

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. And best of all you can enjoy a recorded video of the talk approximately one week after each event!


Aren Maeir

Bar-Ilan University
June 19 at 3–4 PM Eastern

New Views on the Philistines: What Archaeology Reveals about Goliath and His Peers

Hear about the latest archaeological research that has dramatically changed our understanding of the biblical Philistines and their culture during the Iron Age (c. 1200–586 B.C.E.).

Jodi Magness

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
September 15 at 8–9 PM Eastern

(formerly September 8)

The Archaeology of Qumran 75 Years after the Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Explore the archaeological remains of Qumran, plus examine the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls since their discovery in the late 1940s.

Joan Taylor

King’s College London
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
March 8 at 8-9 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.


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



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