Relax and Learn in Luxury on Jordan’s Dead Sea

April 24-May 1, 2022
- Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine

Join Biblical Archaeology Review Editor, Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, for a week of talks, day trips, and relaxation, at the 5-star luxury Movenpick resort and spa, on the Dead Sea.

A perfect blend of rejuvenation, learning, and tours of fascinating sites in Jordan, the forgotten land of the Bible.

Highlights archaeological discoveries: shed light on the Iron Age kingdoms of Ammon, Moab, and Edom; as well as the Nabataeans of Petra from the time of Jesus.


5-star Movenpick resort

The Dead Sea and its mud are world-famous for their rejuvenating properties. Enjoy these natural wonders for a full week, as well as your luxurious accommodations at the 5-star Movenpick resort. Stroll among lush gardens in a beautiful village setting on your way to the privately accessed northern Dead Sea beaches. You’ll also enjoy access to the Movenpick’s award-winning Zara Spa, which features a range of thermal, hydro, and mineral pools where you can relax your body and refresh your mind.


View over the Dead Sea

Explore first-hand Jordan’s biblical connections via several daytrips: including Mt. Nebo where Moses looked over the Promised Land, Bethany Beyond the Jordan where Jesus was baptized, and the fabulous rock-cut city of Petra, capital of the Nabataeans.


To enrich your experience of the biblical history, BAR editor Dr. Glenn J. Corbett will give three in-depth talks, featuring discoveries that shed new light on the Patriarchal and Exodus traditions; the Iron Age biblical kingdoms of Ammon, Moab, and Edom; and the enigmatic Nabataeans of Petra from the time of Jesus.



Join Glenn Corbett at our first Jordan Seminar


Jordan in Ancient Israel’s Earliest Traditions
Highlights Sodom and Gomorrah, the Exodus from Egypt, and Moses on Mt. Nebo.

The Peoples of the East—Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Nabataea
What we know about the competing Iron Age kingdoms “across the Jordan” from ancient Israel, as well as the later Nabataeans, who rivaled Judah at the time of the Herods.

The Jordan that Jesus Knew
Many local sites provide historical context for Jesus, his life, and teachings, focusing on Machaerus, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, and Qumran.

Dr. Glenn J. Corbett is Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine and a specialist in the archaeology of the lands of the Bible, with more than two decades of excavation and field experience working on projects in Jordan, Turkey, and Israel. His career includes stints as Program Director for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and as Associate Director of the American Center of Research, in Amman, Jordan. More Bio


Five daytrips include the following sites:

  • Mount Nebo, the spot where, in Deuteronomy, Moses was allowed to see the promised land.
  • Ancient Madaba, the city of mosaics, including St. George’s Church, the Byzantine Mosaic Map of Jerusalem, Madaba Archaeological Park, and more.
  • Bethany, the site where, in the New Testament, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
  • Petra, the rock city, known as home to the Nabataeans and before that, the Edomites.
  • Machaerus, where the gospels tell us that Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist at the request of Salome.
  • Lunch at Safi Kitchen: Experience preparing fresh foods and tasty Jordanian dishes, with ingredients hand-picked from a local farm
  • Lot’s Cave, where it is said that Abraham’s nephew Lot sheltered with his daughters after the destruction of Sodom
  • Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, built over Madaba's ancient acropolis, includes recent excavations, and ancient rooms and tunnels underneath.
  • The Church of the Apostles, in Madaba, features impressive Byzantine mosaics.
  • Dead Sea Museum, a museum presenting the history, ecology, and geology of the Dead Sea area.
  • Lowest Place on Earth Museum, 1,329 feet below sea level, includes artifacts from 4,500 years of habitation in the area.


COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED for seminar participation (copy of CDC vaccination card or other appropriate documentation must be submitted to BAS prior to travel). For more information on the latest COVID-related travel requirements for Jordan, please consult the US Embassy of Jordan's website.


  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Land Only: $3,990 per person
  • Balance/Full Payment Due: March 4, 2022



(Includes excursion itinerary and lecture schedule for your week at the Dead Sea Resort)


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