Biblical Archaeology Society
Written, Directed and Hosted by Hershel Shanks
Starring: Michal Artzy, Amnon Ben-Tor, William G. Dever, Israel Finkelstein, Lawrence E. Stager & David Ussishkin.
Ideal for classroom, home and church use!
Dig into the world of the Bible
Travel to the ancient cities of Megiddo, Hazor, Ashkelon, Tel Nami and Jezreel with guide Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. Join with the world's leading excavators as the dig, sift and sort -- removing centuries of sand and stone to bring the past to light, and to life.
Survey the remains of a raging fire that destroyed Hazor thousands of years ago. Did Joshua set the blaze? Is this evidence of Israelite conquest of Canaan? Evaluate the facts for yourself.
Explore the ruins of a stone tower at Jezreel, from which Queen Jezebel may have been thrown and murdered.
Learn how scientific archaeology developed, from the identification of tells and the shift in stratigraphic methods to computer refinements and excavations done underwater and in laboratories.
Meet the 19th-century pioneers of this field and examine the groundbreaking discoveries and theories that contribute to our understanding of the biblical past. Unavoidably, you'll become entangled in the controversies enlivening the field today.
And you'll be there when Hazor volunteers uncover a magnificent prize find right before your eyes.
Bonus materials: Six popular BAS lectures on biblical studies and archaeology included on a second DVD.
- Solomon in His Context -- He's for Real! - Kenneth Kitchen, University of Liverpool
- Stratigraphy in Geography, History and Archaeology - John Monson, Wheaton College
- Seafaring in Biblical Times - Shelley Wachsmann, Texas A&M University
- Galilean Archaeology and the Historical Jesus Quest - Douglas Edwards, University of Puget Sound
- Locating the Herodian Temple: Old and New Theories in Light of Ancient Literary Evidence - James Tabor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- The Relevance of Archaeology to Biblical Theology - Bernhard Anderson, Princeton Theological Seminary