BEFORE describing the work and results of Andrews University's first archeological expedition, I want to explain why archeological enterprises in Bible lands are important and how they contribute to Biblical studies. Every reader of religious literature is impressed by the large amount of in- formation extant shedding light on the Bible—on its customs and culture, history, prophecies, geography, and religion. Much of this information has been acquired through the archeologist's unearthing of ruined sites in Bible lands during the past century. Accumulated archeological evidence has illuminated numerous obscure passages, supplemented many historical facts, and verified or sup- ported numerous stories of the Bible. While acknowledging the value of their contribution, we can hardly say that the archeologists have completed their work and have exhausted potential sources of new information and useful evidence. So long as problems of ancient Biblical history still await solutions, archeological work must continue.
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