column graphicThe Biblical Archaeology Society of New York
295 Greenwich Street, PMB 225, New York, NY 10007

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The Biblical Archaeology Society, based in New York City, is a non-sectarian educational group that presents about ten lectures a year on aspects of ancient Near Eastern archaeology, history and literature. Gary Greenberg serves as the current President of the organization. The members are mostly non-professionals who have a strong interest in these fields of study. Many of the speakers at BASNY are scholars from the New York City area. Past lecturers have included Lawrence Schiffman, Cyrus Gordon, James Allen, David O'Connor, Ogden Goelet, Robert Stieglitz, and Murray Lichtenstein. BASNY is not affiliated with Biblical Archaeology Review or any other organization. Meetings consist of an optional dinner followed by the evening's lecture. Details on membership, meeting times, cost, and location are presented below. For more information you can write to the address above, or e-mail Gary Greenberg through the Feedback link on this site.   Back to BASNY Menu

Membership Information
Membership in BASNY costs $35 a year. Members receive an occasional newsletter with information on upcoming lectures as well as news about recent events in biblical archeology. They also receive reminders about upcoming meetings, and a substantial discount on lecture fees. Members may also bring an occasional guest who will be charged the member rate for the lecture program. Memberships purchased prior to September 1st of the calendar year expire on December 31st of that year. Memberships purchased after September 1st will be good for all of the following year.   Back to BASNY Menu

Mailing List Only
If you live in the New York City area, you may request that you be placed on the mailing list without becoming a member. You will receive the newsletter (about twice a year) but you will not be sent a meeting reminder in the mail. You will also, of course, have to pay the higher admission fee if you attend any of the meetings.  Back to BASNY Menu

Information on Lectures
(Current schedule appears below)

Location: Unless otherwise indicated, all lectures are held in the upstairs dining room at the Taipei Noodle House, 986 Second Avenue, near 52nd St. in Manhattan.

Time: Dinner starts at about 6 P.M., the lecture at about 7:30. Starting time for the lecture can not be guaranteed.

Price: The cost for dinner and lecture is $22 for members and $35 for nonmembers. The cost for the lecture alone is $12 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Guests brought by members may pay the members' rate.  Back to BASNY Menu


Egyptian, Classical and Christian Themes in Coptic Art
Dr. Susan Auth
May 15th, 2002

In Sudan: Egypt's Other Pyramids
Pat Remler
April 23rd, 2002

The Maritime  Empire of Carthage
with Prof. Robert Stieglitz
March 12th, 2002

Topic To Be Announced
(Probably on Hezekiah's Tunnel)
with Peter Feinman
February 11th, 2002

Family Law in the Ancient Near East
with Kitziah Spanier
January 22nd, 2002

Past Lectures

Coins of the Jewish Wars
with David Hendin
November 27th, 2001

Egypt Before The Pharaohs: The Rise of Civilization
with David Moyer
October 16th, 2001

Ancient Kemet: The Bridge of Belief
with Chester Higgins
September 11th, 2001 (was rescheduled for December 2001)

Egyypt's Afterlife:Egypt and the Bible in 19th Century America
Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Associate Curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art
June 12th, 2001

An Introduction to Mesopotamian Historical Periods
Seth Richardson
May 15th, 2001

Naval Enterprise in Biblical Israel
Prof. Robert Stieglitz, Rutgers University
April 17th, 2001

Who's Who in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Roy Rosenberg
March 20th, 2001

Is the Bible True?: The Origins of Assyriology and Biblical Archaeology
Dr. Peter Feinman
February 27th, 2001

Egypt in the Late Period: Gold Treasures from Tanis
David Moyer
September 19th, 2000

The Gilgamesh Epic
Prof. Tamara Green
October 17th, 2000

An Amorite Caravan in Egypt: An Evaluation
Phyllis Saretta
November 7th, 2000

The Egypt Tourists Rarely See
David Moyer
December 12th, 2000

The View From Mount Nebo- CANCELLED
Amy Dockser Marcus
December, 5th 2000

Chaeremon: An Ancient Egyptian Priest Examines the Exodus
Dr. Thomas Riggins
January 16th, 2001

Biblical Stories as Archaeological Digs
Gary Greenberg
January 11, 2000

Egyptian Systems of Writing: Sacred, Profane, Literary, and Historical
Ogden Goelet
February 15, 2000

Albright and the Origins of Biblical Archaeology
Peter Feinman
March 14, 2000

An Amorite Caravan in Egypt: An Evaluation
Phyllis Saretta
April 18, 2000

A Fish Farming Industry in Ancient Tanninim (Crocodile City)
Robert Stieglitz
May 16, 2000

Eroticism in Ancient Egyptian Art
David O'Connor
June 13, 2000

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