Digging & traveling in biblical lands

“So what does this prove?” Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The truth is, our major find that season did not “prove” anything in the Bible. Archaeology has done much to shed light on the Bible and sometimes archaeologists uncover evidence … Continue reading Digging & traveling in biblical lands

It’s all about context

I dig New Orleanshistory. Literally, I dig it. On Jan. 7, I volunteered at an archaeological excavation in the French Quarter sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Archaeology Program at the University of New Orleans. It was a neat experience. Three hundred years of occupation by several distinctly different cultures makes New Orleans a history-rich environment. There is much to learn in the soil of … Continue reading It’s all about context