The Biblical Archaeology Society is pleased to invite you on behalf of the Catholic Biblical Association of America to attend a lecture by BAS senior editor Ellen White titled “Biblical Archaeology: Is It Really the Spade in One Hand and the Bible in the Other?”
Dr. White’s talk explores the history of Biblical archaeology, how it came to be and the archaeologists who made it happen. White will also examine the reasons why “Biblical archaeology” became a controversial phrase and the motives behind changing the discipline’s name. She will conclude with brief remarks about where the field is heading in the future.
The lecture will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ellen White, Ph.D. (Hebrew Bible, University of St. Michael’s College), is the senior editor at the Biblical Archaeology Society. She has taught at five universities across the U.S. and Canada and spent research leaves in Germany and Romania. She has also been actively involved in digs at various sites in Israel.
“Biblical Archaeology: Is It Really the Spade in One Hand and the Bible in the Other?”
Presented by Dr. Ellen White
March 21, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22304
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We must get conclusion from the artifacts of archeology and facts of the Bible and give true picture of ancient heritage.
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Looks like a trowel to me. A spade would be bigger.
Except for the naive, it’s always been an interaction among biblical and post-biblical texts, archaeological and other physical evidence, and finds from neighboring civilizations. Except for the naive, it’s never been “spade in one hand, Bible in the other.” That’s a straw man invented by post-modernists and other academic leftists to push their anti-intellectual — and sometime antisemitic — agenda.
I think people have lost sight of the real question. Where would archaeologists look if they did not have the Bible to guide them?
Remember no one knew about the Hittites except the biblical authors, and that record spurred archaeologists to search for that civilization. There are a lot of locations that would be covered up still if it wasn’t for those who used the Bible to find them
Is there any possibility of streaming this lecture on the Internet, for those who are interested but not in the area?