J. Randall Price (known as Randall Price) is a theologian, archaeologist, and research author who is founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries.
Biography[edit | edit source]
He is a Th.M. graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament and Semitic Languages and holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
He has served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel (site of the community that preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls) since 2002 and has excavated at other sites in Israel since 1990. Dr. Price is part of “Operation Scroll,” which was launched in the 1990s by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) to search for more Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves around Qumran. His team is “the first foreign team in over 60 years to excavate any cave in the Qumran area for new Dead Sea scrolls.”
He is also President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc., a Christian Zionist  non-profit organization doing research in the biblical lands and educating the public on archaeological, biblical issues and the Middle East conflict through books, media, and conferences.
In 2009, he drew media attention when fielding an expedition to Turkey to find Noah's Ark. He went there again in 2010. In 2010 Randall Price accused a competing search team, who claimed that they have found the Noah's Ark, of fraud and fabricating false evidences. After this, that team replied, insisting that they have found the real Noah's Ark, and also accusing Price of fraud and fabricating false evidences against them.
In December 2018 and January 2019 Randall Price and Oren Gutfeld of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem excavated Cave 53 near Qumran in search of more Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has authored over 20 books and films on the Bible.
References[edit | edit source]
- Owens, Autumn. "Local archaeologist helps in discovery of Dead Sea scrolls cave". Your Stephenville. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- "World of the Bible update". World of the Bible. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "Excursion continues to find Noah's Ark in Turkey | The News & Advance". .newsadvance.com. 2009-12-28. Archived from the original on 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "探索方舟突發新聞網絡". NoahsArkSearch.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- Draper, Robert (27 November 2018). "Inside Bible Collectors Search For Other Original Christian Texts". National Geographic. Retrieved 29 March 2019.