Dr. R. Steven Notley, a Featured Speaker at the 22nd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

Nyack College Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Director of Graduate Programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, Dr. R. Steven Notley, will be among the more than 20 internationally known Bible scholars and archaeologists speaking at the 22nd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, November 22-24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

Hosted by the Biblical Archaeology Society, this three-day gathering geared specifically for a lay audience will feature topics on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the latest biblical archaeological discoveries. Dr. Notley will present “Unmasking a Case of Collusion: Who Killed Jesus and Why?” on Saturday, November 23.

The conference includes 21 lectures, a plenary session with Mark Goodacre of Duke University and a special Q&A session with two archaeologists from Israel led by Robert Cargill, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.

Dr. Notley continues collaborative research and publication with Israeli scholars in the fields of historical geography, ancient Judaism and Christian origins.  He co-authored with David Flusser the historical biography, The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius (Eerdmans 2007); with Anson Rainey (Tel Aviv University) the monumental biblical atlas, The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World (Carta Publishing 2005);  and with Ze’ev Safrai (Bar Ilan University) an annotated translation of Eusebius’ important description of Roman Palestine, Eusebius, Onomasticon: A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary (Brill 2005). He collaborated with Safrai for their second work, a pioneering collection and translation of the earliest rabbinic parables that provide the literary and religious context for the parables of Jesus, Parables of the Sages (Carta 2011).