#1521

2016-04-14

Arad Ostraca and Biblical Literacy

With Walter Kaiser Jr.

This week’s big news in Biblical Archaeology was a new analysis of pottery shards found at the desert fortress of Arad a half century ago, and what they might have to say about literacy and when the Bible was written. Mainline liberal scholars say the evidence shows the Bible could have been written before the Babylonian Exile, not after, as they have believed in recent years. However, evangelicals continue to maintain a much earlier date for the development of widespread literacy and when the Bible was written, in large part based on internal evidence from the Bible itself. That’s the topic of this week’s discussion with Walter Kaiser Jr., President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

tags: Arad Bible Ostraca Literacy

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#1273

2011-03-30

Remembering Anson Rainey - 1985

With Prof. Anson Rainey

Our first interview with Anson Rainey, over 25 years ago.

tags: Anson Rainey Yohanan Aharoni Arad Biblical Geography Institute of Holyland Studies

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