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We’ve done it again! BAS and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) have teamed up once more to bring you an all-star line-up of Biblical archaeologists and scholars in this thrilling three-day program. Presenting at this exciting program are the ever-popular and celebrated scholars Bart Ehrman and Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Joining them are the future Society of Biblical Literature president Carol Meyers and former ASOR president Eric Meyers , both of Duke University. Four of the greatest powerhouse intellectuals in the field of Biblical studies and archaeology are coming together in this three-day program filled with the excitement of discovery, new ideas and dynamic discussion of some of the most popular topics in the field today.


If you are unable to fill out this registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext.216

Program Price List

Program Selection
Early-bird Registration Fee (up to and including September 4, 2012) $475
Regular Registration Fee (after September 4—October 5, 2012) $495
$100 deposit (payable by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) required with registration form. Balance due September 4, 2012.

Featured Speakers

Learn first-hand from top scholars on these fascinating topics:

Dr. Bart Ehrman — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dr. Jodi Magness — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dr. Carol Meyers — Duke University

Dr. Eric Meyers — Duke University

About the Speakers

Bart Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and a New York Times best-selling author on the early Church and the life of Jesus.

Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies and is a recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion. She is a prominent scholar in the study of women in the Biblical world and a director of multiple Duke Religious Studies programs.

Eric Meyers is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies. He has appeared in several National Geographic shows relating to Second Temple Judaism and the archaeology of Israel.


Durham, North Carolina


This unique program will take place in the scenic city of Durham, North Carolina, home to Duke University and one of the most dynamic intellectual communities in North America. This gracious southern city’s rich history and academic traditions serve as a wonderful backdrop to its vibrant modern culture, where art and music festivals, acres of public parks and forest as well as world-class shopping and dining all come together to be enjoyed by visitors from around the world.

Enjoy three full seminar days at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center, conveniently located mere minutes away from Durham’s key points of interest: The Carolina Theatre, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and The Museum of Life and Science.

While the hotel is not included in the seminar price, special discounted rates at the Sheraton Imperial can be booked for seminar attendees if reservations are made on or before September 14, 2012.

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
Reservations: By phone: 1-800-325-3535*
Or online*:

* Mention the ASOR/BAS event in order to receive your exclusive discounted hotel rate.

Special discounted rates booked on or before September 14, 2012: $109.00-$179.00 plus tax per room per night for both single and double rooms. After September 14, 2012, rooms at the special discounted rate will not be available. In-room wireless internet is complimentary.

Room availability is not guaranteed and depends upon demand. Room reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Hotel Price List

Standard Room: Double occupancy: $109 per night
Single occupancy: $109 per night
Club Level Room: Double occupancy: $149 per night
Single occupancy: $139 per night
Suite: Double occupancy: $179 per night
Single occupancy: $169 per night
The ASOR/BAS hotel special rate must be booked on or before September 14, 2012.

About ASOR

Founded in 1900, the AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (ASOR) is the preeminent professional organization of archaeologists of Near Eastern history. Its members also include historians, non-specialists, and archaeological enthusiasts. ASOR’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into and the public understanding of, the peoples and cultures of the Near East. See .

About BAS

The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in Bible lands. In addition to its award-winning web site, BAS publishes Biblical Archaeology Review , a popular bi-monthly magazine.

Terms and Conditions

FEE INCLUDES: All lectures, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday dinner banquet and plenary session, Saturday lunch and Continuing Education Units.

FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation to and from Durham, North Carolina, accommodations, meals (except where stated) and items of a strictly personal nature, such as phone and liquor.

REFUND POLICY: If registration is cancelled up to ten business days prior to the start of the program, you will receive the full refund less $45 per person for administrative costs. If less than ten business days, there will be no refund. Cancellation requests must be in writing.


For complete details on this exciting opportunity, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 1.800.221.4644 x 216.

Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1705
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.216
Fax: 1-202-364-2636