"The only NEW FACTS about the Bible and the Biblical world are coming from the ground." - William Dever

A weekly news and interview program focusing on the latest discoveries and developments in Biblical Archaeology,
hosted by Gordon Govier, biblical archaeology correspondent for Christianity Today magazine and editor of ARTIFAX magazine.

LISTEN NOW TO THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM! :: #1576 - "The Dead Sea Scrolls Documentary"
- with John Trever, William F. Albright, Yigael Yadin, Roland DeVaux, Eugene Ulrich, and Peter Flint

Recent programs:
"The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible" - Peter Flint #1574 - part 1||#1575 - part 2
"The Dead Sea Scrolls @70" - Sidnie White Crawford #1572 - part 1||#1573 - part 2
"The Amarna Letters Today" - Alice Mandell #1567 - part 1||#1568 - part 2
"The Church of the Holy Sepulchre" - John DeLancey #1566
"Pompeii and Herculaneum" - Joel Pless #1565
"Discovering Qumran Cave #12" - Randall Price #1560 - part 1||#1561 - part 2
"Jesus & the Remains of His Day" - Craig Evans #1555 - part 1||#1556 - part 2 ||#1557 - part 3
"Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2016" #1553 - Clyde Billington
(Based on our Top 10 story for Christianity Today magazine)
"Tiles of the Temple" - Frankie Snyder #1549 - part 1 || #1550 - part 2
"The Tomb of Jesus" - Darrell Bock #1548
"Reading Carbonized Scrolls" - Brent Seales 2016 #1545 || 2017 #1554
"Exodus and the Priests of Amun" - Charles Aling #1524, part 1 || #1525, part 2
"Arad Ostraca and Biblical Literacy" - Walter Kaiser Jr. #1521
Christianity Today article on when the Bible was written

Featured video:

Evidence for the destruction of Jerusalem that Jesus foretold - reported by CBN News :: Time: 3:04

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Program History:

THE BOOK & THE SPADE has been
produced since 1983 in Madison,Wisconsin,
where Gordon Govier was for many years an
award-winning radio news director.
...Dr. Keith Schoville, professor emeritus

at the University of Wisconsin, was co-host
of the program for the past 30 years, and
retired from the program in 2013. He
taught Biblical Archaeology in the Dept.
of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, was the
author of the textbook BIBLICAL
ARCHAEOLOGY IN FOCUS, and
a past president of the Near East
Archaeological Society.
...Over the past 30 years, THE BOOK &

THE SPADE has talked with nearly
300 archaeologists and Bible scholars
about their work in the field, and visited
many of these sites on our BOOK & THE
SPADE tours. Listeners have gained new
understanding of how Biblical research is
done and realized anew Archaeology is
"the only source of new facts about the
Bible and the Biblical world."

THE BOOK & THE SPADE is available
by subscription, at $30/year,
with CD's containing the latest five programs
mailed on roughly a monthly basis.

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