News and Events


10/30/2018 Vox Populi
Christians of the Great Steppe

12/28/2017 Christianity Today
Biblical Archaeology's Top 10 Discoveries of 2017

7/31/2017 The Book and the Spade
Gezer's Tenth Season

7/20/2017 Southwestern News
Archaeology Team Uncovers New Evidence of Ancient Christianity in Kazakhstan

7/7/2017 Fow News
Human Remains Unearthed in Biblical City, 3,200 Years After It Was Destroyed by Ancient Egyptians

7/7/2017 Ancient Origins
3,200-Year-Old Human Remains Discovered in Biblical Gezer Support Destruction Theory

7/6/2017 Christian News
First Discovery of Bodies in Biblical Gezer from Fiery Destruction 3,200 Years Ago

7/5/2017 Newsweek
Israel: Ancient Human Remains Discovered in Biblical City 3,200 Years After Its Destruction by the Egyptians

7/5/2017 Southwestern News
Tandy Archaeological Museum Honored with 2017 Best of Fort Worth Award

7/4/2017 ILTV
ILTV News Coverage of Destroyed Canaanite City at Gezer Uncovered

7/3/2017 Archaeology Magazine
Human Remains Unearthed at Canaanite City

7/3/2017 The Christian Post
Mystery Surrounds Human Remains Found at 3,200-Y-O Biblical Canaanite Site

7/2/2017 Haaretz
First Discoveries of Bodies in Biblical Gezer, From Fiery Destruction 3,200 Years Ago

12/28/2016 Haaretz
The Best Archaeological Finds in Israel of 2016

12/28/2016 Christianity Today
Biblical Archaeology's Top 10 Discoveries of 2016

11/3/2016 Southwestern News
Archaeology Department to Present at ASOR Annual Meeting

9/23/2016 Southwestern News
Evidence of Ancient Christianity Discovered in Kazakhstan

9/13/2016 Cyprus Mail
Kourion Plate 'Best Example in the World'

8/31/2016 Haaretz
King Solomon-era Palace Found in Biblical Gezer

8/18/2016 Southwestern News
Archaeology Team Uncovers Evidence of Ancient Earthquake 

3/22/2016 Southwestern News
Southwestern Archaeology Department Shines at Annual SWCRS Meeting

2/10/2016 The Bornblum Eretz Israel Synagogue Website
The main goal of this website is to display the world of synagoguges from the Land of Israel

01/01/2016 Biblical Archaeological Review
Digs 2016: Passports to the Biblical World

07/01/2015 Biblical Archaeological Review
In the Shadow of Solomon (and Everyone Else)

04/01/2015 Southwestern News
Southwestern Receives Rare Inquisition-Era Torah Scroll

08/15/2014 Archaeology
More Evidence of Fourth-Century Earthquake in Cyprus

08/06/2014 The Jerusalem Post
Come Siren or Rocket, Dedicated Archeologists Keep Digging at Tel Gezer

08/05/2014 Southwestern News
2014 Season Reveals King Solomon's City at Tel Gezer

07/09/2014 Southwestern News
Archaeology Team Continues Work Despite Ongoing Conflict in Israel

12/31/2013 Christianity Today
Gezer Listed Among Biblical Archaeology's Top 10 Discoveries of 2013

11/19/2013 Fox News
Ancient City Discovered Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins in Israel

10/28/2013 Biblical Archaeological Review
Gezer Excavations Uncover Previously Unknown Canaanite City

Fall 2013 Southwestern News
Archaeology Program and Associated Projects Featured in SWBTS Publication

03/21/2013 SWBTS News Release
Southwestern Awarded for Drawing National Attention to Fort Worth 

10/16/2012 SWBTS News Release
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tours Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

07/02/2012 Dallas Morning News
Fragments from Dead Sea Scrolls on Exhibit at Fort Worth Seminary

05/30/2012 Biblical Archaeological Review
SWBTS Team Discovers 13th Gezer Boundary Stone

09/09/2010 Biblical Archaeological Review.
Water System at Tel Gezer

04/08/2010 Southwestern News.
New SWBTS faculty elected.

03/26/2010 Southwestern News.
Buried Hope or Risen Savior: The Search for the Jesus Tomb.

01/21/2010 Baptist Press.
Scholar counters attacks on existence of Solomon's kingdom.

01/21/2010 Baptist Press.
SWBTS obtains Dead Sea Scrolls fragments.

01/20/2010 Southwestern News.
Dead Sea Scrolls acquired by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

01/20/2010 Palestine Herald Press.
Texas seminary acquires Dead Sea Scroll fragments.

01/23/2007 Southwestern News.
Gabriel Barkay to lecture at Southwestern.

07/20/2006 Southwestern News.
Southwesterners help with major archaeological dig at Tel Gezer.

04/05/2006 Southwestern News.
New SWBTS archaeology faculty.

11/17/2005 Southwestern News.
New archaeological finds stir Baptist scholars’ interest.



March 8, 2018 Christianity on the Silk Road Conference

Inspired by the Tandy's excavation in Kazakhstan, which recently uncovered the first official evidence of early Christianity in the region, this conference covered the history and archaeology of Christianity in Central Asia, featuring a lineup of experts from America and Kazakhstan.


February 15, 2018 Southwestern Archaeological Society Student Symposium

The annual student symposium is organized by the students and provides archaeology students the chance to present their current research before their peers and professors. There is also time for questions and feedback so that each student might refine their research skills and their presentations.


November 13-14, 2017 Foothills of Judah Conference

This conference featured a full day of presentations on the latest discoveries and trends in the archaeological and historical studies of the Judean foothills from both Israeli and American archaeologists, culminating in a free public lecture on the Judahite fortified town at Tel Burna by the field director of the Tel Burna Excavation Project, Dr. Itzhaq Shai. The second day consisted of a workshop with the head staff of the Tel Burna Excavation Project.


July 2, 2012 through January 13, 2013 Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

This exhibit featured fragments never before displayed to the public in addition to other early manuscripts and material ranging from the time of the scrolls to the rise of early Christianity.


October 14-15, 2011 The Future of Biblical Archaeology Conference

This conference brought together some of the current leading scholars in the field of Biblical archaeology, including pioneer Dr. William Dever, in order to discuss how to define the field, its current state, and possibilities for the future.


11/29/2010 The Ancient Hebrew Language: Recent Trends in Research- Seminar with Dr. Anson Rainey

Students and faculty learned about the latest developments in the study of ancient Hebrew and how it connects with the origins of the Israelites from Dr. Rainey, one of the leading scholars in the history and language of ancient Palestine.


09/24/2010 Digitization Seminar with WSRP

Students and faculty learned new photographic techniques for archaeological objects through demonstration with pieces from the Charles D. Tandy Archaeological Museum.

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