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Christian Apologetics Series

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 2–3 pm Dr. Bryant G. Wood presented the lecture "Great Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Old Testament." The lecture was an overview of archaeological discoveries demonstrating the historical accuracy of Biblical history prior to the Israelite monarchy.  The discoveries cover a time span of nearly a millennium, from ca. 2000 BC to 1150 BC.  Six topics were discussed:

  1. The Biblical Flood
  2. The finding of Sodom and Gomorrah
  3. New evidence for the Sojourn in Egypt at Rameses: an Asiatic settlement from the time of Jacob and a royal precinct from the time of Moses
  4. New evidence for the location of the Exodus sea crossing
  5. Evidence for the Israelite conquest of Jericho, Ai and Hazor
  6. Finds relating to the Judges period: Eglon’s residency at Jericho, the destruction of Hazor by the Israelites under Deborah and Barak, an Egyptian record of Israel and the destruction of Shechem by Abimelech

Dr. Wood is a widely respected biblical archaeologist and scholar. He is the Director of Research at Associates for Biblical Research in Akron, PA, and also serves as the editor of ABR’s quarterly publication Bible and Spade. Dr. Wood holds a Ph.D. degree in Syro-Palestinian archaeology from the University of Toronto. His archaeological field work includes extensive excavations in Israel and Egypt over more than thirty years. He is the author of several books and scores of journal articles.”