#1715

2020-07-15

The Lanier Theological Library and Lipscomb University

With Mark Lanier

Even though biblical archaeology fieldwork is mostly nonexistent this summer, there is news in the world of biblical archaeology. The news concerns an archeology program that was killed at one school, and resurrected at another. One of the key characters in this drama is Mark Lanier, a Houston attorney and founder of the Lanier Theological Library. The library has over 100,000 volumes, as well as a number of ancient artifacts. When Mark found out that Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary was pulling the plug on the Tandy School of Archaeology, he started maneuvering to get the two top archaeologists, Steve Ortiz and Tom Davis, hired at his alma mater, Lipscomb University in Nashville. Accreditation is now being sought for the new Lanier Center for Archaeology at Lipscomb.

tags: Mark Lanier Lanier Theological Library Lanier Center for Archaeology Lipscomb University Steve Ortiz Tom Davis Tandy School of Archaeology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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#1554

2017-01-19

The Library at Herculaneum

With Brent Seales

Professor Seales first got our attention a year and a half ago with the news that he had virtually unrolled a carbonized scroll of Leviticus, excavated in 1970 from a burned synagogue on the Dead Sea shore at Engedi. At the time he took up the Leviticus scroll professor Seales had been at somewhat of a dead end on his efforts to read scrolls from the Villa of the Papyri, excavated a century and a half ago from Herculaneum. The ink on the scrolls was indistinguishable from the burned black papyri. But now professor Seales believes he's found the solution to that problem, and it may well be that this ancient library, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, is once again going to be available to interested readers.

tags: Writing Carbonized papyrus Technology Herculaneum Mt. Vesuvius Scrolls

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#1421

2014-03-26

50 Real People of the Bible, Confirmed by Archaeology, part 2

With Larry Mykytiuk

Larry Mykytiuk, Associate professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has developed a protocol for confirming the connection between people of the Bible and individuals named in archaeological inscriptions. At least 50 people have been confirmed as “Real People.” Perhaps even more interesting is his list of “Almost Real People.” This is the second part of that conversation.

tags: Balaam Shebna

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#1420

2014-03-19

50 Real People of the Bible, Confirmed by Archaeology

With Larry Mykytiuk

Larry Mykytiuk, Associate professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has developed a protocol for confirming the connection between people of the Bible and individuals named in archaeological inscriptions. At least 50 people have been confirmed as "Real People." Perhaps even more interesting is his list of "Almost Real People." Here's part one of the interview.

tags: inscriptions

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#1282

2011-06-01

Dead Sea Scrolls Perspectives Updated

With Prof. John J. Collins

Some excerpts from a lecture by professor Collins on major points of agreement amongst Dead Sea Scrolls scholars and how they need to be updated, particularly whether the collection of documents found in the Qumran caves could actually be called a library.

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls John J. Collins Yale Qumran library

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