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Virtual Spring Bible & Archaeology Fest Offers Global Audience New Insights, New Analysis, and Intriguing Debates

Biblical Archaeology Society
March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2022 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), a niche consumer magazine, will host the first-ever spring online edition of its annual signature event from the fall. The Spring Bible and Archaeology Fest on April 2–3 offers live talks from 18 leading Bible scholars and archaeologists via the Zoom computer application. Registered, paid participants can enjoy two days of online learning with experts in the fields from all over the world.

The program features The Bible and Archaeology: A Love-Hate Relationship, a plenary session from renowned archaeologist Dr. Yosef Garfinkel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in the Protohistoric era of the Near East, the period of time when the world's earliest village communities were established and the beginning of agriculture took place.

In the plenary, Garfinkel will analyze the history of the field of biblical archaeology, arguing for five different phases in the relationship between the Bible and archaeology, beginning in 1847 when the Lachish reliefs from Sennacherib's palace in Nineveh were unearthed.

A new feature of this spring event is a virtual tour of Israel's ancient port city Caesarea Maritima, custom designed by host and Bible atlas author Carl Rasmussen, Bethel University in Minnesota.

Other familiar names from Biblical Archaeology Review, plus rising stars will be presenting: 

    JOHN AHN, Howard University

    GAY BYRON, Howard University

    ERIC CLINE, The George Washington University

    STEED DAVIDSON, McCormick Theological Seminary

    JP DESSEL, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

    DEBRA FORAN, Wilfrid Laurier University

    DEIRDRE FULTON, Baylor University

    JEFFREY GARCÍA, Nyack College

    MARY JOAN LEITH, Stonehill College-Easton

    ANNETTE YOSHIKO REED, New York University

    JULIA RHYDER, Harvard University

    ALISON SCHOFIELD, University of Denver

    JUAN MANUEL TEBES, Catholic University of Argentina

    GYŐZŐ VÖRÖS, Archaeologist-Architect, Hungarian Academy of Arts

    BEN WITHERINGTON III, Asbury Theological Seminary

    SARAH YEOMANS, Archaeologist

For more than two decades, numerous scholars and dedicated enthusiasts have come together at a Bible & Archaeology Fest for enjoying the latest finds, scholarship, and discussions of the Bible and archaeology. Registration for this virtual event and its recordings is $199. Early bird pricing of $179 is available until March 21, 2022. The student rate is $99. Sign up at

SOURCE Biblical Archaeology Society

CONTACT: Alicia Bregon, 202-364-3300 ext. 216,
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