"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!:: #1606 - "Herod's Royal Winery at Herodion" with Clye Billington

Some of our recent programs:
"Laodicea - City of Revelation" - Mark Fairchild #1604 - part 1||#1605 - part 2
"The Lost World of Genesis One" - John Walton #1276 - part 1||#1277 - part 2
#1603 - "Remembering Lawrence Stager - Excavator of Ashkelon"
"2018 Excavation Plans in Israel, Our Annual Report" - John DeLancey #1601 - part 1||#1602 - part 2
"2017 Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Stories" - Todd Bolen #1600
Our Christianity Today report on the Top 10 of 2017.

"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

"The Significance of Biblical Archaeology" - Menahem Mansoor #1593
"A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem" - Ben Witherington #1590 - part 1||#1591 - part 2
"Three Stones Make a Wall" - Eric Cline #1584 - part 1||#1585 - part 2 ||#1586 - part 3
"The Dead Sea Scrolls @70" - Sidnie White Crawford #1572 - part 1||#1573 - part 2


Gordon Govier's interview with author Eric Metaxas:



Featured video:
A recent discovery in Jerusalem - a seal impression from the "Governor of the City."

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Program History:

THE BOOK & THE SPADE has been
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
ARCHAEOLOGY IN FOCUS, and
a past president of the Near East
Archaeological Society.
...Over the past 30+ 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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