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Archaeology

Discussion in 'Christian Anthropology DIR' started by serapha, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. serapha

    serapha Refugee

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    Hi there...
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    Is anyone here? Does archaeology fall under anthropology on this forum? I'm new and this is my first posting. I have a passion for biblical archaeology and I'm STILL working on a degree in Bible.

    Anyone here been to Israel to excavate? What to share notes, learning experiences?



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  2. kai

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    hello and welcome i am not an archeaologist but it has been a passion of mine since a child , particularly the amarna period . biblical archeaology i am not to sure of, perhaps you could explain a little of what you would like to dig or what you think has already been dug to place tthe history of the middle east in the bible
     
  3. angellous_evangellous

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    I'm interested, too. I've never been to a dig, but a friend of mine is working at Philippi or will be there soon. I do my archaeology, like Indiana Jones, from the library.
     
  4. serapha

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    Hi there...

    :)

    You have a friend excavating at Philippi? In Greece? I was there in November, I learned so much. I wasn't excavating, just traveling.

    I excavate in Israel. That is by I like the biblical aspect of archaeology.

    As for the library, about 80% of the work is research in the library, and only maybe 20% of the time is in excavating. That's why there are so many excavations which have not been published.


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  5. serapha

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    HI there...

    :)

    The excavations at Amarna have been productive for history, for linguistics, and other substanial studies. In biblical archaeology, they record communication with Jerusalem and also the Habiru.



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  6. angellous_evangellous

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    Which dig are you with? I've heard that Israel is proactive in preventing fundamentalist Christians from excavating anything there, but I do see groups from Southwestern Baptist Seminary attaching themselves to trips from other schools... etc.

    I have no interest in getting in the dirt. :D
     
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