I don’t believe I’ve mentioned the 14th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest that is coming up next month. I attended the conference several years ago and found it to be very instructive and enjoyable.
You can go to the website for a complete list of speakers and their topics, but I’ll just note a few I would not miss.
James Charlesworth, Does the Gospel of John Accurately Describe Jerusalem Before 70 CE?
Aren Maeir, The Horned Altar of Gath: Recent Discoveries from Tell es-Safi
Jodi Magness, Roman Jerusalem: Hadrian’s Aelia Capitolina
Alan Millard, Folk Tales and Biblical History
Rami Arav, Twenty-Five Years of Excavations at Bethsaida: How Bethsaida Has Helped Shape Biblical Research
Many other well-known scholars will be speaking, including Mark Wilson, Steven Ortiz, Eric Cline, and Ben Witherington III. All the details are here. I know of no better forum for non-scholars to learn the latest in archaeological and biblical research than this one.