BAS Summer Seminar 2024 at St. Olaf

July 7-13, 2024 / 18 Lectures July 8-12
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Interconnections: The Biblical World of the Eastern Mediterranean

- Jennie Ebeling, University of Evansville and Thomas Davis, Lipscomb University

Interconnections: The Biblical World of the
Eastern Mediterranean

Explore the impact the Mediterranean world, from world powers to centers of trade, had on the writers of the Bible.

With Jennie Ebeling, learn how pharaohs, pirates, and merchants shaped the history of ancient Israel and Judah. Thomas Davis will reveal how Alexander the Great, Greek language and culture, and the later Roman Empire helped define Second Temple Judaism and ultimately allowed Christianity to spread to the west.

Don’t miss this journey into the past!


Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville

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Thomas Davis

Lipscomb University

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All Lecture Times are Central Time

Monday, July 8

· 9-10 am – lecture 1: Jennie Ebeling “Introduction to the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Ages”

· 10:30-11:30 am – lecture 2: Thomas Davis “Asking the Question: A History of New Testament Archaeology”

· 1:30-2:30 pm – lecture 3: Jennie Ebeling “Egypt in Canaan during the late Bronze Age”

· 3-4 pm – lecture 4: Thomas Davis “Transforming the World: Alexander the Great and his Impact of the Ancient Near East”

Tuesday, July 9

· 9-10 am – lecture 5: Jennie Ebeling “Great Kings and Not-So-Great Kings: International Diplomacy in the Amarna Letters”

· 10:30-11:30 am – lecture 6: Thomas Davis “The Hellenistic World”

· 1:30-2:30 pm – lecture 7: Jennie Ebeling “The Uluburun Shipwreck and its Cargo”

· 3-4 pm – lecture 8: Thomas Davis “Herod and Rome”

Wednesday, July 10

· 9-10 am – lecture 9: Jennie Ebeling “The Sea Peoples and the Collapse of the Late Bronze Age”

· 10:30-11:30 am – lecture 10: Thomas Davis “The World Turned Upside Down: The Archaeology of Christmas”

Thursday, July 11

· 9-10 am – lecture 11: Jennie Ebeling “The Phoenicians at Home and Abroad”

· 10:30-11:30 am – lecture 12: Thomas Davis “The Galilee of Jesus: Power, Politic and Authority”

· 1:30-2:30 pm – lecture 13: Jennie Ebeling “Kings of Israel on the International Stage”

· 3-4 pm – lecture 14: Thomas Davis “The Archaeology of Paul: The Comfort Zone”

Friday, July 12

· 9-10 am – lecture 15: Jenning Ebeling “Judah and Cyprus on the Neo-Assyrian Periphery”

· 10:30-11:30 am – lecture 16: Thomas Davis “Archaeology and Text: A Case Study using Paul and Cyprus”

· 1:30-2:30 pm – lecture 17: Jennie Ebeling “Jerusalem: International City of the Iron Age?”

· 3-4 pm – lecture 18: Thomas Davis “Multiple Identities: Paul in a Colonized World”


St. Olaf College sits atop Manitou Hill at the edge of historic Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield is known for its historic downtown district along the scenic Cannon River.


All Residence hall rooms are AIR-CONDITIONED, DORMITORY-STYLE, equipped with ONE OR TWO beds, extra long twin mattresses, dressers, desks, desk chairs.


Bon Appetit is the exclusive caterer for St. Olaf College. Cafeteria style dining. They offer full meals that feature a variety of fresh, wholesome selections.






  • Regular In-Person Rate $1,895
  • In-Person All-Access Member Rate $1,795
  • Lectures and food (no housing on campus) $1,295
  • Lectures and food All-Access Member Rate (no housing on campus) $1,195
  • Registration Deadline (in-person) June 7 at 9pm ET
  • Regular Online Attendee Rate $199
  • Online Attendee All-Access Member Rate $179
  • Registration Deadline (online) July 5 at 9pm ET
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Peter Megginson
Biblical Archaeology Society
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