Uncovering the Bible: Biblical Archaeology
The Bible is a collection of ancient texts written in specific times and specific places to address specific people. Though CBET’s mission is to emphasise the continuing relevance of the Bible for contemporary ethical and theological discussion, it is essential that the roots of these texts are properly understood, if we are to interpret them correctly.
One way of doing this is through biblical archaeology, and as part of our undergraduate degree programmes in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies we demonstrate this through a module centred on practical involvement in an archaeological dig in Israel.
Here the co-directors of the Centre, Dr Carly Crouch and Professor Roland Deines, will offer some insights into the world that gave rise to the Bible on the basis of their own archaeological expertise.