"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 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!:: #1696 - "Recent News: Legio, Ecole Biblique Centennial, and Tomb of the Kings Reopening" with Clyde Billington

Some of our recent programs:
"Excavation Plans for 2020" - John DeLancey #1695
"A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman" - Holly Beers #1693 - part 1 || #1694 - part 2
"Desert Journey to Har Karkom" - Ziv Spector #596
"The Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority" - Emily Master #1692
More information on the Friends of the IAA

"The Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2019" - Gordon Govier #1691
Print version of the Top 10 list at Christianity Today
"The Givati Car Park Excavation" - Yiftah Shalev #1689 - part 1 || #1690 - part 2
"Biblical Context" - James Fleming #1682 - part 1 || #1683 - part 2
James Fleming is the founder of The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, Georgia.

"Jesus and the Synagogue" - Jordan Ryan #1679 - part 1 || #1680 - part 2|| #1681 - part 3
"A Visit to Susa" - Todd Bolen #1677 - part 1 || #1678 - part 2
"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:

Matthew Adams lecture (55 minutes) on excavations at the Roman Legion Base at Tel Megiddo

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.