Herold Weiss: The Spade and the Book

Dr. Herold Weiss takes on the topic of Biblical archeology and whether there should be such a specific field.  A short excerpt:

Not long afterwards it was questioned whether there was such a thing as biblical archaeology. Finding material artifacts that help us to understand better ancient history tells us nothing specific about the Bible as Word of God. It only informs us about the history of the ancient Near East. Still, for those who think the Bible contains not only “the truth of the Gospel” (Gal. 2:5) but also scientific or historical truth, to show that “secular” evidence confirms the biblical narratives is of great importance.

Read the rest at Spectrum Magazine.

(Dr. Herold Weiss is author of the forthcoming Energion title Finding My Way in Christianity, to be released September 1, 2010.)

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