"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!:: #1639 - "Jezreel Valley Project Update, part 2", with Matthew Adams
#1638, part 1, with Matthew Adams

Some of our recent programs:
"American Veterans Archaeological Recovery at Beit Shearim" - Stephen Humphreys #1634
"Athens in the Time of Paul" - John McRay #1633
"Museum of the Bible Visit" - Susan Masten #1631 - part 1 || #1632 - part 2
Related websites: Museum of the Bible || Tel Shimron Excavation

"The First Testament" - John Goldingay #1629 - part 1||#1630 - part 2
"3 Egyptian Psalms" - Clyde Billington #1627
"The Jesus Trail" a 2018 hike with photos on our blog

"Finding Bethsaida" - Mordecai Aviam #1619
"Byzantine Churches of the Galilee" - Mordecai Aviam #1618
"The new ESV Archaeology Study Bible" - John Currid #1613 - part 1||#1614 - part 2
"Laodicea - City of Revelation" - Mark Fairchild #1604 - part 1||#1605 - part 2
"Biblical Archaeology in Context" - Randall Price #1598 - part 1||#1599 - part 2
More information here on the new Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology by Randall Price and Wayne House

Gordon Govier's interview with author Eric Metaxas:

Featured videos:
Breaking news: Discovery of a weight used to weigh the half-shekel temple tax at the temple built by Solomon

Israeli archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel (who was our guest on TB&TS in 2008),
lectures on “Searching for the Historical King David: Khirbet Qeiyafa and Khirbet al–Ra’i"
at the Lanier Theological Library in Dallas. (73 minutes of great archaeological information.)

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.


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