Bible Fest is Coming to San Francisco!

In just a few weeks, the Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review, will hold its 14th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest in San Francisco on November 18-20 at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District.

This unique program enables the interested layperson to spend three exciting days learning the latest in Biblical archaeology and scholarship from a select group of renowned scholars who represent leading institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. The conference includes 20 lectures, a plenary session given by the always engaging Aren Maier from Bar-Ilan University, and a special Q&A session at the Saturday evening banquet led by Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.

A highlight of the program is a lecture marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, presented by the noted scholar and Biblical Archaeology Review columnist Leonard Greenspoon. He will discuss this famous edition of the Bible as well as 10 of the most common misconceptions about Biblical translations.

The oldest temple in the world—just recently discovered at Gobeckli in southeastern Turkey—is the subject of Ben Witherington III’s paradigm-breaking research. Dr. Witherington’s presentation takes a close look at this incredible discovery and discusses what it means for our understanding of the origin of religions.

World renowned scholar James Tabor (UNC) will present the latest evidence on one of the most famous and controversial discoveries in the field of Biblical archaeology: The Talpiot “Jesus” Tomb.

Other popular presenters who will be sharing their latest discoveries and research include eminent scholars Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt), Bart Ehrman (UNC), Mark Goodacre (Duke), Laura Nasrallah (Harvard), and Jodi Magness (UNC). James Charlesworth (Princeton Theological Seminary) will examine the most recent evidence for the Gospel of John’s accuracy in its portrayal of ancient Jerusalem.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn first-hand—and sometimes first!—the most important and controversial issues in the field of Biblical archaeology directly from so many of the world’s most eminent experts.

Register by November 10, 2011 to qualify for the early bird rate – only $475.00 for three days of the most exciting and up-to-date research in the fields of Biblical archaeology and scholarship!

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