"The only NEW FACTS about the Bible and the Biblical world are coming from the ground." - William Dever
"The only way we ever learn anything new about the Bible is through archaeology.- Thomas Davis

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!:: #1682 - "Biblical Context" with James Fleming

Some of our recent programs:
"Jesus and the Synagogue" - Jordan Ryan #1679 - part 1 || #1680 - part 2|| #1681 - part 3
Jordan Ryan will be speaking on Jesus and the Synagogue, in Madison, on Saturday, October 19, International Archaeology Day.
His talk is at 7pm at Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall #200, on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Presented by the Madison Biblical Archaeology Society and Upper House. More information and registration here.

"A Visit to Susa" - Todd Bolen #1677 - part 1 || #1678 - part 2
"State Formation in the 10th Century BC" - Jimmy Hardin #1675 - part 1 || #1676 - part 2
"Herod's Fortress at Machaerus" - Jimmy Hardin #1670
"Psalm 122: A Psalm of Ascent" - Gordon Govier #1661
"Questioning Moses" - Douglas Petrovich #1655 - part 1 || #1656 - part 2

On the ground in Israel with John DeLancey and Shlomo Ben Asher:
:: "Magdala, Home of Mary Magdalene" #1666
:: "Visiting Capernaum" #1665
:: "The Destruction of Jericho" #1664
:: "From Dan to Beersheva" #1652
:: "From Qeiyafa to Lachish" #1651
:: "A Visit to Tel Gezer" #1650

Featured video:
The synagogue at Huqoq, and it's beautiful mosaics.

Gordon Govier's interview with author Eric Metaxas:

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Program History:

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 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
a past president of the Near East
Archaeological Society.

Over the past 35+ 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.

For more information contact The Book & The Spade.