Explore archaeological digs in Israel by joining distinguished scholars in the field, who will teach you the processes and practices of biblical field archaeology. Learn the tools and techniques used by archaeologists and volunteers to find relics buried for millennia. Discover the passion of those who have invested their lives into uncovering and studying material culture. Watch as they unearth objects for the first time after thousands of years.
In this course, filmed on site in Israel, you’ll experience the process of a dig and hear directly from archaeologists. Their findings shed light on what life was like in the first century world of Jesus and the apostles.
“We’re going to start with the ground, dig into it, find things, and take you all the way from the point it begins to the point where it is exhibited in museums and written about in textbooks. Come on. Join me. You’re going to have a lot of fun doing this.”
— Craig Evans
Course Topics Include:
- What Is Biblical Archaeology?
- How Does One Become an Archaeologist?
- The Archaeological Dig Process
- Decision-Making Process to Choose a Dig Site
- Role of Literary Sources to Understand Site History
- Anatomy of a Dig Site: Tells, Balks, Squares, Stratigraphy
- Types of Material Culture
- Archaeological Dig Techniques
- Recording Material Culture
- Pottery Techniques
- Profile of Selected Dig Sites
List of Archaeologists and Professors:
- Dr. Adolfo Roitman, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
- Dr. Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. Craig Evans, Houston Baptist University
- Dr. Richard Freund, University of Hartford
- Dr. Rami Arav, University of Nebraska Omaha
- Dr. Scott Stripling, Wharton County Junior College
- Dr. Mordechai Aviam, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee
- Dr. David Fiensy, Kentucky Christian University
- Dr. Dennis Groh, Illinois Wesleyan University
- Dr. James F. Strange, University of South Florida
- Dr. James R. Strange, Samford University
- Dr. Itzhaq Shai, Ariel University
- Chris McKinny, Bar-Ilan University
- Sheila Gyllenberg, Bar-Ilan University
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