Steve Ortiz (PhD) directs the Lanier Center for Archaeology at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Since he was a young man, he has been digging up Israel and teaching students what archaeology has to teach us about the Ancient Near East and the world of Scripture. Steve fell in love with archaeology as a young boy and with the guidance and encouragement of his father, he has made it his life long pursuit.
In this podcast he talks about his own archaeological adventures as well as the mission of the Lanier Center for Archaeology. Dr. Otiz and his colleague, Tom Davis, have the most vibrant and important school for training others in how and why we do these excavations. They are currently recording inscriptions in Egypt and excavating sites in Israel with other schools and universities.
The artifacts left behind by civilizations is referred to as ‘material culture. The material culture of the Bible has a great deal to teach us about the world of Abraham and his kin.
To hear the podcast (20 minutes) listen here.
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