196A Introduction to Old Testament Archaeology
Archaeology is a useful tool for illustrating the Biblical text and providing background to the life and times of the Biblical events. It also can be used to refute the critics that claim the Bible is not historically reliable. This class will survey different periods of the Old Testament and examine the archaeological discoveries that can illustrate the text as well as refute the critics. The topics that will be covered are the introduction to Biblical Archaeology; the archaeology of the book of Genesis, Exodus, the Conquest, and Judges; the archaeology of the United Monarchy, the Divided Monarchy, and the Post Exilic Period.