The chairs of the Biblical Archaeology Study Group are Prof Alan Millard and Dr Caleb Howard. They are impressed with this year’s line-up of papers. Dr Howard says, “Our work doesn’t just defend the reliability of the Bible’s claims about the past, it tries to fully reckon with the fact that the Bible is infused with the past, so that reading Scripture means in part coming to terms with the historical features of the Bible.”
Prof James Hoffmeier, a world-class Egyptologist, will deliver this year’s Biblical Archaeology Tyndale Lecture, entitled, The Hebrew Exodus from and Jeremiah’s Eisodus into Egypt in the Light of Recent Archaeological and Geological Field Work. Dr Howard shares that Prof Hoffmeier is an Egyptologist and biblical scholar who has conducted and led archaeological fieldwork in Egypt for decades. Prof Hoffmeier has been a leading voice arguing that there was a historical Exodus of Israelites from Egypt sometime in the second half of the second millennium BC, says Dr Howard. “His broad expertise uniquely positions him to assess not only the evidence bearing on the Exodus, but also other Egypt-related Bible issues. I am excited that he has extended his rigorous blend of archaeology and text to the study of the Judahites’ return to Egypt in Jeremiah. I have no doubt James’ paper will be illuminating.”
Prof Hoffmeier’s lecture will be online, free to attend and open to anyone, regardless of academic background or experience.
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