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Dr. Charles F. Aling, President of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology, is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Northwestern—St. Paul, where he taught for thirty-one years, 26
of which he chaired the Department of History.  He earned his B.A., M.A. and
Ph. D in Ancient History and Egyptology from the University of Minnesota. Besides his tenure in the classroom, Dr. Aling has been Assistant Field Director on two archaeological expeditions to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.  His book, Egypt and Bible History: From Earliest Times to 1000 BC, argues that archaeology supports the biblical dating of historical events and that these dates are reliable.  He has also published over fifty articles in publications such as Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, Bible and Spade, and Artifax.  He is also past president of the Near East Archaeological Society.  In addition, he is a nationally known speaker in universities, seminaries, and churches.

Clyde E. Billington, Ph.D.  He is the current president of the Near East Archaeological Society and the digest editor of Artifax magazine.  He is also the executive director of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology. He taught for 22 years at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, where he was a full professor of ancient and medieval history, and where he also taught biblical archaeology.  In the past, he also taught at a Christian seminary, a public high school, two secular universities, and was the headmaster of a Christian school.  In addition, he is an ordained minister who pastored a church for 5 years.  He has over 50 articles that have been published in a variety of scholarly sources.  He holds 4 university degrees, including a Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of Iowa.  Dr. Billington is now retired and lives in Florida with his wife Ellie.
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ARTIFAX -  Holy Land News and Feature Articles

Latest  Issue (Autumn 2018) includes the latest news, plus feature stories on:

- New site for Cana, Gezer, Jordan Archaeology, Drones used in Archaeology, DNA = wife of Tut?.

- Council of Nicea Church under water, Antiochus III and Tell Maskhuta, 25 years = Tell Dan Inscription .

- Bible Archaeology at the U.S. Capitol, Roman Tombs found at Hebron, Stone falls from Temple Mount.

- Palestinian looters in jail, "Jerusalem" inscribed on column, Herod's Masada "Pleasure Garden" & more!
ARTIFAX is an evangelical news digest and commentary on the Holy Land published  quarterly

by:  The Institute for Biblical Archaeology and the Near East Archaeological Society.


2018 and beyond...