Dr. Randall Price is featured in the Faculty Spotlight for Liberty University on September 10, 2014. (Photo by Ty Hester)


Randall Price is the Founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. He is also a Distinguished Research Professor at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia) and Directed the Center for Judaic Studies from 2010-2016. He is also Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in California. He has taught at the University of Texas (Austin), The International School of Theology, Trinity Southwest University, and Criswell College. He has done post-graduate work at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel since 2002. He has written numerous articles and contributed to the New Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (Harvest House), Premillennial Dictionary of Theology, Handbook to the Book of Acts (Kregel), and was co-author of the Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology. His books include Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Searching for the Original Bible, The Temple in Bible Prophecy, Jerusalem in Prophecy, The Stones Cry Out, Unholy War, Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict (Harvest House), Charts on Bible Prophecy (Zondervan), and a commentary on Ezekiel and Daniel in the Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary (Harvest House).

Media Biography

Academic Background

Dr. J. Randall Price received his master’s degree (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament and Semitic Languages and his doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin in Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Jewish studies and biblical archaeology. He has also done graduate work in Semitic languages and archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Distinguished Research Professor and the Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Seminary (San Diego, California). He was Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau (site of the Dead Sea Scroll community) in Israel from 2002-2012 and has been senior archaeologist for the Ark Search LLC Expedition to Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey since 2009. In 1993 he founded World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. and serves as its President and traveling speaker. Dr. Price is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS), Institute for Biblical Research (IBR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), and the Tyndale House Fellowship. He is on the boards of the Associates for Biblical Research, Olive Tree Ministries, and the Pre-Trib Research Center. He and his wife Beverlee (married in 1976) have four daughters and one son and nine grandchildren.
Select Publications

The Desecration and Restoration of the Temple as an Eschatological Motif in the Old Testament, Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and the New Testament (University Microfilms International, 1994), Charts on Bible Prophecy (Zondervan, 2000), Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Harvest House Publishers, 1996), The Stones Cry Out: What Archaeology Reveals about the Truth of the Bible (Harvest House, 1997), contributor to the New Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, Rose Guide to the Temple (Rose Publishing 2012), The Temple in Bible Prophecy (Harvest House, 2003), In Search of the Ark of the Covenant (Harvest House, 2004), In Search of the Original Bible (Harvest House, 2007), Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (Harvest House, 2007), Rose Guide to the Temple (Rose Publications, 2012), and is co-author of the forthcoming Zondervan Handbook on Biblical Archaeology.

Select Media

Dr. Price has produced five films in the Bible lands based on several his books In Search of Temple Treasures, Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Stones Cry Out, Jerusalem in Prophecy and The Coming last Days Temple. He has also appeared in numerous national television and video productions on the subject of the Bible and ancient and modern Israel including the Discovery Channel (2006, 2008), the History Channel (2009), H2 (the History Channel International) (2009, 2010, 2011), two CBS prime -time specials (now syndicated series) Ancient Secrets of the Bible (1992) and Ancient Secrets of the Bible II (1993), Uncovering the Truth About Jesus (PAX network, November 1999), the PAX special Dead Sea Scroll Specials (September 2000), and the PAX weekly series Encounters with the Unexplained.


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