BAR 5:01, Jan/Feb 1979
Looking Back on Thirty Years of Archaeology
As one looks back on the exciting discoveries made in the field of Biblical archaeology during the last three decades, one cannot help but feel somehow as Ullrich von Hutten, a 16th century humanist, felt during the time when the Renaissance and Reformation made his life a very exciting one. He said that he frequently thanked God for allowing him to live in a time when it was so interesting and inspiring to be alive. During the last few decades, as discoveries upon discoveries have been made which illuminate the Bible in so many aspects I also have often been excited and grateful to see such a bright light shining on the Bible in my time.
It is marvelous that during these last three …