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Lesson 30 - Archaeology and the Early Monarchy


Recently the Internet headlines call out:

"Could lead codices prove ‘the major discovery of Christian history?"  "Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history"  "Jordan battles to regain 'priceless' Christian relics."


These small, credit card sized books have a long road before they serve us in understanding Biblical history and the history of our faith. There always seems to be a set of scholars who have made up their minds in one direction or another, and archaeology often gets interpreted through the scholars’ lenses of pre-determined conclusions. Some great examples arise on the issue of archaeology and the early monarchy.

Join Mark Lanier as we consider some of the issues facing archaeology and the proper interpretation of the ancient and recent discoveries in Biblical lands.



Speaker: W. Mark Lanier