How does a dig team work? What do archaeologists look for at a dig? What challenges do they face?
In this DVD, some of the world's greatest scholars explain archaeology's contribution to the understanding and interpretation of events in the Near East.
Join Biblical Archaeology Society as we survey the remains of a raging fire that destroyed Hazor thousands of years ago. Watch with amazement as we explore the ruins of a stone tower at Jezreel, from which Queen Jezebel may have been thrown and murdered. Learn how scientific archaeology developed, from the identification of tells and the shifts in stratigraphic methods to computer refinements and excavations done underwater and in laboratories. Meet the 19th-century pioneers of this field and examine the groundbreaking discoveries and theories that contribute to our understanding of the Biblical past. And be there when Hazor volunteers uncover a magnificent prize find, right before your eyes!
2-DVD Set • Approx. 90 minutes + 6 bonus lectures (210 minutes)
Total running time: 300 minutes
As a special bonus, we have also included six of our popular lectures on Biblical studies and archaeology:
Solomon in His Context—He’s for Real
Kenneth Kitchen, University of Liverpool
One of the world’s leading Egyptologists examines temples and palaces unearthed by archaeologists to place David and Solomon into historical context.
Stratigraphy in Geography, History and. . . Archaeology
John Monson, Wheaton College
John Monson explains the role of geography in the lives of Levantine peoples—its effects on agriculture, trade and war.
Seafaring in Biblical Times
Shelley Wachsmann, Texas A&M University
An expert in maritime archaeology tells of ancient mariners and guides us through sea battles depicted in reliefs and other artifacts.
Galilean Archaeology and the Historical Jesus Quest
Douglas Edwards, University of Puget Sound
Douglas Edwards draws on archaeological discoveries to understand the historical contexts of the young Jesus and his world.
Locating the Herodian Temple: Old and New Theories in Light of Ancient Literary Evidence
James Tabor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Just where was the Jerusalem Temple? James Tabor examines a wide array of intriguing theories.
The Relevance of Archaeology to Biblical Theology
Bernhard Anderson, Princeton Theological Seminary
This Biblical theologian stresses the interrelationship of theology and history, arguing that archaeology is essential to properly understand the historical context of the Bible.