--Does archaeology prove or disprove the Bible? --How should Christians view the findings of archaeology? --What did everyday life in early Israel look like (pottery usage)?
Dr. Jerry Culbertson brings academics, along with years of in-field excavation experience to bear on these and other issues concerning the balance between the Bible and archaeology. Thirty-five years of full-time ministry, as pulpit minister and Bible-class teacher, paved the way for his entry into the world of Biblical archaeology beginning in 2000. Since 2000, Dr. Culbertson has been a member of the excavation team at Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel--working in every phase of the excavation including square supervisor. In 2012, he completed his eleventh year of excavating at Tel Beth-Shemesh.
Dr. Culbertson received the Doctor of Ministry from Harding School of Theology in 2000. He also holds the Master of Divinity (1996), and the Master of Arts in Religion (1984) from Harding School of Theology, Memphis, TN. He was awarded the B.S. degree (1974) from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri.
Transitioning from ministry in the local church to the world of academia and full-time seminar work--Dr. Culbertson recently began work on a Ph.D. in theology (with an archaeological component) at the South African Theological Seminary in Johannesburg, South Africa. His proposed dissertation will address the relevant issue concerning the origin of the nation of Israel--as seen from an archaeological perspective.
Dr. Culbertson's work is overseen by the Norwood Church of Christ in Knoxville, TN; contact person--Robert Cowles (865-687-5383).
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