"Truth shall spring out of the earth." Psalm 85:11 [KJV]
"The only NEW FACTS about the Bible and the Biblical world are coming from the ground." - William Dever
"The Biblical authors assume their audience knows the context of the revelation. Unfortunately, Westerners are far removed from the context of the revelation.
Archaeology and biblical backgrounds help to place Godís Word in its proper context of revelation."
- Steve Ortiz

The Book & The Spade is a weekly news and interview program presenting backgrounders on the Bible through the latest discoveries and developments in Biblical Archaeology,
hosted by Gordon Govier, biblical archaeology correspondent for Christianity Today magazine and editor of ARTIFAX, the biblical archaeology newsmagazine.


LISTEN NOW TO THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM!:: #1724 - Tel Shiloh 2020 Update with Scott Stripling
Last week: #1723 - A New Dating Metric with Scott Stripling
My latest Christianity Today story on Scott Stripling and other US archaeologists not working in Israel this summer:
Digging Stopped in Ancient Biblical Cities

Our 2020 Series on the forged Dead Sea Scrolls and the Museum of the Bible:
"Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible" - Jeffrey Kloha #1701
"Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible" - Colette Loll #1702
"Museum of the Bible - Repatriating Antiquities" - Jeffrey Kloha #1703
"The Dead Sea Scroll Forgeries" - Christopher Rollston #1704 - part 1 || #1705 - part 2
My Christianity Today story on Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible

More of our recent programs:
"The Gezer Water Tunnel and Tel Hadid" - Dan Warner #1721 - part 1 || #1722 - part 2
"The Story of Jerusalem" - Magen Broshi #1717
"Lipscomb University's New Archaeology Program" - #1715 - Mark Lanier || #1716 - Steve Ortiz
My Christianity Today report on Lipscomb University's New Archaeology Program

"The History of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship" - Lawrence Schiffman #1713 - part 1 || #1714 - part 2
"The Scroll and the Codex" - Larry Hurtado #1712
"The Archaeology of Jerusalem's Temple Mount" - Gabriel Barkay #1710 - part 1 || #1711 - part 2
"Digging Up Armageddon" - Eric Cline #1699 - part 1 || #1700 - part 2
"The Copper Scroll" - Michael Wise #569

Exciting news from the Governor's House promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem from the south.
Surprise: two beautiful discoveries for the price of one.

Less than one mile away from the latest discovery, this Kingdom of Judah Administrative complex was also recently discovered.

Gordon Govier's interview with author and radio host Eric Metaxas:

What else you can do:

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.