Digging Up the Bible (A 7 Minute Seminary Interview)

An excellent video produced by Seedbed featuring Dr. Sandy Richter on the role of archaeology in biblical studies (also check out my article published earlier this year with them)! She discusses the realism that archaeological study offers to the observer (every excavation is not like an Indiana Jones movie), the nuanced relationship to understanding the cultural backgrounds of the biblical writers, and the occasional major discovery. Specifically, Richter talks about the Tel Dan inscription as being a major biblical discovery, thus legitimizing the historicity of King David in the eyes of many skeptics. Make sure to check out Seedbed and pick up a copy of Richter’s excellent book Epic of Eden!