Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, Sep 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - PRLog) Announcing the 13th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, to be held November 19–21, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. Twenty leading scholars will convene from around the world to share their research with the public in a dynamic seminar series designed specifically for the interested lay person. Concurrent sessions over the three-day period will address the latest developments in the fields of early Christianity, Gnostic scholarship, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Israel and Biblical archaeology.

For thirteen years, the Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to be the only organization to bring current Biblical research to the general public straight from the scholars who are at the forefront of their fields.
Open to the public, this 3-day Bible and Archaeology Fest program will feature 20 of the most distinguished scholars from around the world covering topics from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the latest archaeological discoveries. They will address such issues as: Can a true history of Israel really be written? How do Biblical traditions align with archaeological reality? How did the ancient Israelites make the transition from paganism to monotheism? The answers to these questions and many more will be presented at the Biblical Archaeology Society’s 13th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest.

Renowned speakers such at James Charlesworth of Princeton Theological Seminary, Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina, Mark Goodacre of Duke University, Craig Evans of Acadia Divinity College, Ben Witherington III of Asbury Theological Seminary and many more will be presenting participants with their latest research.

The Bible and Archaeology Fest program also includes a plenary session, during which eminent scholar Amihai Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will present Beth Shean: Biblical

Traditions and Archaeological Reality. The final evening will feature a banquet and question-and-answer session with Hershel Shanks, founder of the Biblical Archaeology Society and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, scholar Sidnie White Crawford of the University of Nebraska and Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina.

Included in the Bible and Archaeology Fest program fee are all lectures, the plenary session, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, a final banquet and Continuing Education units.
Full details of the conference and the scheduled lectures, which are to be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, can be viewed at www.biblicalarchaeology.org/fest.

The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands.

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