BAS Scholars Series 2023-2024


Nava Panitz-Cohen, Amy-Jill Levine, Jordan Ryan, and William Schniedewind

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.


Nava Panitz-Cohen

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

A Wise Woman and a Bearded Man: Seven 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).

Jordan Ryan

Wheaton College
Wednesday, December 6 at 8-9pm Eastern

The Life of Jesus Written in Stone: The Earliest Commemorative Churches in Roman Palestine

During the age of Constantine, monumental commemorative churches dedicated to events in the life of Jesus first emerged in Roman Palestine.

William Schniedewind

Wednesday, March 6 at 1–2 PM Eastern



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


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For more information, contact:

Peter Megginson
Biblical Archaeology Society
Email: [email protected]
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