"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 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!:: #1713 - The History of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship with Lawrence Schiffman

Our Spring 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, Chief Curatorial Officer, Museum of the Bible #1701
"Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible" - Colette Loll, Art Fraud Insights LLC #1702
"Museum of the Bible - Repatriating Antiquities" - Jeffrey Kloha #1703
"The Dead Sea Scroll Forgeries" - Christopher Rollston #1704 - part 1 || #1705 - part 2
My report for Christianity Today on the Fake Dead Sea Scrolls
Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls page
How the Israel Antiquities Authority preserves the real Dead Sea Scrolls
Second Christianity Today story: Bible Museum Criticism 'Was Justified,' Bible Museum Founder Says

More of our recent programs:
"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
"A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman" - Holly Beers #1693 - part 1 || #1694 - part 2
"The Copper Scroll" - Michael Wise #569
"Desert Journey to Har Karkom" - Ziv Spector #596
"The Historicity of Jesus" - William Lane Craig #637
"Jesus and the Synagogue" - Jordan Ryan #1679 - part 1 || #1680 - part 2|| #1681 - part 3

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

A new discovery underneath the western wall plaza adjacent to the Temple Mount.

Gordon Govier's interview with author and radio host 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.