Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1141-1142 Developing Biblical Vision


These two programs come from our 25th anniversary Book & the Spade Holyland Study Tour earlier this year. Our first night in Israel professor Randy Smith gave us a short orientation lecture on how to think Biblically. It was a good reminder that even though we had traveled thousands of miles from the U.S. to the Middle East, we also needed to travel 2,000-3,000 years back in time to understand the perspectives of the Biblical writers.

Professor Smith is also pastor Smith. He leads a church in Florida these days, but he’s spent most of the past three decades living and studying in Israel. He had his own study group which was traveling in Israel at the same time as our tour. We felt privileged to be able to intersect with his group at several points along the way, to take advantage of professor Smith’s teaching. We hope to feature some more of his teaching on our program in the weeks ahead. In the past we have also offered DVD’s of professor Smith’s teaching.

We booked out tour through professor Smith’s organization, the Christian Travel Study Program, and were ably cared for by crack travel agent Joan Meyer Keane.

Tour Note: The website with reports of our 2008 Book & the Spade Tour, written by tour members, is finally online.

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