"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!:: #1653 - "A Week in the Life of Rome" with James Papandrea

Some of our recent programs:
On the ground in Israel with John DeLancey
- "From Dan to Beersheva"
- "From Qeiyafa to Lachish" #1651
- "A Visit to Tel Gezer" #1650

"Beth Shemesh and Kiriath Yearim" - Clyde Billington #1647
"Byzantine Desert Monasteries and the Anchor Church" - Yizhar Hirschfeld #1646
"2019 Excavation Plans and 2020 Tour Announcement - John DeLancey #1644 - part 1 || #1645 - part 2
"Top Ten Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2018" - #1643
"Mystery of the Magi - Dwight Longenecker #1641 - part 1 || #1642 - part 2
"Ancient Copper Mines at Timna Park" - Tali Erickson-Gini #1640
"Jezreel Valley Project Update - Matthew Adams #1638 - part 1 || #1639 - part 2
"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

Gordon Govier's interview with author Eric Metaxas:

Featured video:
A brief video tour of Hippos/Sussita, one of the cities of the decapolis,
led by Michael Eisenberg of Haifa University, the director of the excavation.
We will visit this site during our March 2020 Israel tour.

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.