Uncovering the Past: 50 Years of Biblical Archaeology; October 28, 2010
In this interview-style presentation, Michael Hasel dialogued with Dever over the past, present, and future of a discipline he has helped shape. In the 1970s Dever became famous (or infamous) for challenging the way biblical archaeology was practiced at the time. Biblical archaeology was, for the most part, an amateur discipline practiced by biblical scholars who were not trained as field archaeologists. "Biblical archaeology was parochial," he explains, "an aspect of biblical studies, not an independent discipline." Dever's excavations at biblical Gezer (1964–1974) helped change much of that.
William Dever (PhD 1966, Harvard University) has been the director of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at the Hebrew Union College. He is best known at Southern Adventist University for placing on campus the artifact collection housed in the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Dever, William G. and Southern Adventist University, "Uncovering the Past: 50 Years of Biblical Archaeology; October 28, 2010" (2010). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 13.