"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 presenting backgrounders on the Bible through the latest discoveries and developments in Biblical Archaeology,
hosted by Gordon Govier, biblical archaeology correspondent for Christianity Today magazine and editor of ARTIFAX, the biblical archaeology newsmagazine.
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#1744 - New Church Discoveries with Clyde Billington
More of our recent programs:
#1743 - Remembering Al Hoerth
#1742 - Remembering Hershel Shanks
You can subscribe to two great complementary magazines on biblical archaeology: Biblical Archaeology Review and ARTIFAX.
"Herod the Great Gardener" - Kathryn Gleason #1740 - part 1 || #1741 - part 2
Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2020 - #1735
Christianity Today web version of this story
"Excavating Ancient Villages" - J.P. Dessel #1728
"Archaeology and Technology" - J.P. Dessel #1727
"Tel Dan's Sacred Precinct" - Jonathan Greer #1725 - part 1 || #1726 - part 2
"Tel Shiloh 2020 Update" - Scott Stripling #1723 - part 1 || #1724 - part 2
"The Gezer Water Tunnel and Tel Hadid" - Dan Warner #1721 - part 1 || #1722 - part 2
My Christianity Today story on Dan Warner, Scott Stripling and other US archaeologists not working in Israel last summer:
Digging Stopped in Ancient Biblical Cities
Our 2020 Series on the forged Dead Sea Scrolls and the Museum of the Bible:
My Christianity Today story on Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible
"Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible" - Jeffrey Kloha #1701
"Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible" - Colette Loll #1702
"Museum of the Bible - Repatriating Antiquities" - Jeffrey Kloha #1703
"The Dead Sea Scroll Forgeries" - Christopher Rollston #1704 - part 1 || #1705 - part 2
"The New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the Museum of the Bible" - Jeffrey Kloha #1729
Where are the Other Fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls? - My December 2020 article for Christianity Today
"Are There More Fake Dead Sea Scrolls?" - Sidnie White Crawford #1732 - part 1 || #1733 - part 2
Referenced in the Sidnie White Crawford interview: The Lost Book of Moses by Chanan Tigay
"Dead Sea Scrolls Detective" - Kipp Davis #1736 - part 1 || #1737 - part 2|| #1738 - part 3
You, yes you, could participate in an archaeological excavation in 2021.
Archaeologist Aren Maeir first extended this invitation to our listeners when this dig began 25 years ago.
Today, he invites you to join him once again to dig at Tel es-Safi, biblical Gath.
But wait, there's more. Every year there are digs all over Israel (and other nearby areas) accepting volunteers.
Gordon Govier's interview with author and radio host Eric Metaxas:
What else you can do:
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