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“This is one of the best programs ever. The lecturing quality is uniformly excellent.”
- Burt L.

“I loved every lecture and feel uplifted from the conference.”
- Toni M.

Baltimore, MD

The Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to announce the 16th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, to be held this year in beautiful and historic Baltimore. This year our program will feature over 20 of the most prominent scholars in the field of Biblical archaeology and research who will present the most up-to-date research and share the most recent, exciting discoveries in the field. This year’s speakers include new, rising stars in the fields of Biblical archaeology and Biblical studies as well as some of BAS’s most popular speakers. During this fascinating three-day program, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with these experts and to be among the very first to hear about their findings. Explore the unparalleled credentials of our distinguished scholars, and let their enthusiasm for the Bible and archaeology inspire you.


Registration

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

Seminar Price

Full program price includes all lectures, Saturday evening banquet, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks.

Early Bird Registration - before or on November 10, 2013

$495

After November 10

$595

Friday Session

$250

Saturday Session plus Banquet

$300

Saturday Session - No Banquet

$225

Sunday Session

$125

Banquet Only

$85

Complimentary access to the BAS Library from the time of registration until the conclusion of the program!

The $495.00 registration fee will be extended to November 10, 2013. In order to receive the extension please enter Promotional code 1028.

*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional code.


Featured Speakers

This year’s speakers include new, rising stars in the fields of Biblical archaeology and scholarship, as well as some of BAS’s most popular speakers. These experts will be coming together to present you with their exciting research and discoveries in Biblical scholarship and archaeology. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts themselves and be among the very first to hear about their findings.

Our programs always feature top scholars both from North America and from around the world. Explore the unparalleled credentials of our distinguished scholars, and let their enthusiasm for the Bible and archaeology inspire you. Visit the Scholars page for detailed biographies of our lecturers from past programs, abstracts of their lecture topics, and articles and books they have published on the Bible and archaeology.


Rami Arav University of Nebraska, Omaha
Uzi Avner The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Robert Cargill University of Iowa
James Charlesworth Princeton Theological Seminary
Eric Cline George Washington University
Bart Ehrman University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
J. Harold Ellens University of Michigan
Craig Evans Acadia Divinity College
Mark Fairchild Huntington University
Norma Franklin University of Haifa
Israel Finkelstein* Tel Aviv University
Aaron Gale West Virginia University
Mark Goodacre Duke University in North Carolina
Leonard Greenspoon Creighton University
Beth Alpert Nakhai Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Bezalel Porten Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dan Schowalter Carthage College
James Tabor University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mark Wilson Asia Minor Research Center
Ben Witherington, III Asbury Theological Seminary
Bruce Zuckerman University of Southern California

* Plenary Session Speaker

Please check back with us regularly for our updated list of exciting speakers.

Leonard Greenspoon talks about his upcoming lecture “Laughing With—Not At—the Writers of the Bible” as he invites you to join him and other scholars at the 16th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest in Baltimore, MD from November 22 - 24, 2013.


Daily Schedule

The daily program schedule will be updated as new information is available.
Download Daily Schedule (PDF)

Speakers and lecture schedule are subject to change without notice.

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Location

Baltimore is one of Maryland’s most beautiful and historic cities, boasting charming and distinct neighborhoods, a stunning waterfront, the famous Baltimore Aquarium and the world-class Maryland Science Center. A visit to Baltimore is to immerse oneself in American history; as a major seafaring community with one of the nation’s first harbors, Baltimore played a crucial role in the American Revolution. Baltimore’s vibrant Inner Harbor features excellent restaurants, unique museums and plenty of shopping. Join us in one of America’s most historic and unique cities!

Baltimore Skyline

For more information about Baltimore’s exciting features, click here.

Tremont Suites Hotel
Embassy Suites (formerly Tremont Plaza Hotel)
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

BAS Special rate: $139.00 per room, per night*
For reservations, please contact Jim Penley by phone at 1-443-524-6018 or e-mail at jim.penley@embassysuitesbaltimore.com.

For complete floor plans of the hotel, click here.

*Don’t forget to mention that you are booking for the “BAS Bible and Archaeology Fest 2013” to receive our special rate. Room availability is not guaranteed and depends on demand. Room reservations are expected to sell out and should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Contact

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 20016-1700
USA
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.216
Fax: 1-202-364-2636
email: travelstudy@bib-arch.org