Editorial Comment: -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bible and Spade (First Run)
Volume: BSP 01:2 (Spring 1972)
Article: Editorial Comment:
Author: Anonymous

Editorial Comment:

The response we have had thus far to BIBLE AND SPADE is very encouraging. People have shown an interest in the type of material we are presenting and feel that a journal of this type is needed.

We invite you to share in the ministry of BIBLE AND SPADE. You can do this in two ways. First, by sending in any material on archaeology and the Bible that you think would be of interest to our readers. We cover the field as best we can, but there are undoubtedly many items of interest that escape our attention. Secondly, tell others about BIBLE AND SPADE. We need to greatly expand our subscription list in order to get into the black and avoid becoming a “literary fatality”. Send us the names of those you know who are interested in BIBLE AND SPADE and we will be glad to send them sample copies.

With this edition we have added a new feature - a map on the inside back cover showing the location of each site mentioned in the current issue. We plan to make this a regular feature of BIBLE AND SPADE.

Because of the large amount of space devoted to the O’Callaghan discovery, it was necessary to drastically reduce the “Diggings” section - almost to the point of eliminating it altogether. However, we felt that O’Callaghan’s discovery was of such importance that it warranted full coverage. As a result, we were not able to include the article on the identification of the site of Christ’s healing of the demon possessed man as announced in our last issue.

Some of the recent developments in archaeology are quite exciting - the O’Callaghan discovery (page 35), and the ark expeditions, to name just two. We look forward to following these developments in the months ahead and reporting on them in the pages of BIBLE AND SPADE. In these last days we believe that the God of History is raising up an even stronger witness to the authenticity of His Word and the mission of His Son.

“As near as I can figure, it reads ‘Don’t keep it to yourself — tell others about Bible and Spade.’”


Cover — Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums;

Page 35, 36, 47, 48, 52 — Clifford Wilson;

Page 37 — ETERNITY; Page 45 — Oriental Institute,

University of Chicago; Page 54 — C.R. Lepsuis, DENKMALAR



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