Dr. Robert R. Cargill: Good Faith Archeology, Biblical Claims Confirmed and Challenged by Archeological Evidence
Many people today use archaeological evidence to prove — or disprove — myriad claims made in the Bible. But how can we tell which evidence and which claims are trustworthy? Dr. Cargill, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, will discuss how to discern legitimate evidence from suspect claims and survey evidence that both corroborates and challenges many of the Bible’s teachings. Dr. Robert R. Cargill is Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. He is a specialist in the literature and archaeology of Second Temple Judaism.
Browse these links to learn more about Dr. Cargill and his work:
Read The New Yorker article In Search of King David’s Lost Empire | Read Dr. Cargill’s bio | Dr. Cargill’s Biblical Archaeology background | Biblical Archaeology Society | Biblical Archaeology Magazine
The Hot Topics in Biblical Archeology Series
For centuries, archaeologists have raided ancient tombs, explored caves, unearthed watercourses, sifted through rubble, measured skulls, romanced stones and reconstructed pots from tiny shards in their quest to unlock the riddles of biblical times.
In this series, eight distinguished biblical archaeologists will discuss their detective work: the questions they ask; the finds they’ve uncovered; the technology they employ that adds science to spades and brushes; their interpretation of evidence; their struggle against fake news, both ancient and modern; and the tightrope they walk between belief in the Bible and evidence. This webinar is sponsored by Dr. Masha Mimran and the Streicker Family. We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.