In collaboration with one of the world’s most renowned Biblical and archaeological scholars, the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) is pleased to announce the release of How Archaeology Illuminates the Bible, an eight-part DVD series featuring Professor William Dever. In an exclusive lecture series crafted especially for BAS, Professor Dever answers such questions as:
• Did the Israelites escape slavery in a mass exodus from Egypt?
• Was there a King David who established the United Monarchy in Jerusalem?
• What was everyday life like in ancient Israel?
With his engaging lecture style and extensive knowledge, Professor Dever’s entertaining and informative lectures are ideal for both beginning and more advanced students of Biblical archaeology. Each lecture is a distinct and concise presentation of a specific topic, which makes the series an ideal teaching tool that can be used incrementally or all at once. Some of the lecture titles include “Patriarchs and Matriarchs,” “Who Were the Early Israelites, and Where Did They Come From?” “The Rise of the Israelite State” and “Everyday Life in Biblical Times.” In addition to amusing anecdotes and no-nonsense opinions, viewers are treated to rare and beautiful color photographs that Professor Dever has collected from his long and distinguished career working in the Middle East.
Professor Dever is perhaps best known as the excavator of Gezer. With a Ph.D. from Harvard in Syro-Palestinian archaeology, he has directed both the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology and the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. During his notable career, Professor Dever has led excavations and archaeological surveys at several of the most important archaeological sites in Israel and Jordan.