Undertaken in 1968 by Andrews University, the project has been directed by Siegfried Horn, Roger S. Boraas, Lawrence T. Geraty and others. The other published volumes in the series are Hesban 2—Environmental Foundations, edited by Øystein LaBianca and Larry Lacelle; Hesban 3—Historial Foundations: Studies of Literary References to Hesban and Vicinity by Lawrence T. Gerary and Leona G. Running; and Hesban 7—Hellenistic and Roman Strata by Larry Mitchel.