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.
Dr. Clyde Billington is currently an associate professor of ancient and medieval history at Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN where he has taught for more than ten years. Clyde has a B.R.E. Degree from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania, a B.A. Degree from the State University of New York at Binghampton, and M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Iowa in ancient history. He is the managing editor of Artifax magazine, which covers news relating to Biblical Archaeology from the Middle East. Clyde is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Near East Archaeological Society. He is married to his high school sweetheart Ellie. Some of his former students are now attending Oxford University, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Dallas Theological Seminary, Trinity International University, and the University of Minnesota.
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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.
ARTIFAX - Holy Land News and Feature Articles
Latest Issue (Winter 2017) includes the latest news, plus feature stories on:
- BurIal Bench Uncovered at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ancient Meggido, Jerusalem Papyrus fake.
- Roman Governor Inscription, New Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, Biblical Giants, Petra Waterworks.
- Silver and Gold at Gezer, Abila Menorah, Canaanite Palace destroyed, Sinai Inscriptions, Dan.
- Ephesus Apartment Complex, Ancient City found in Northern Iraq, Ashkelon Winepress...and more!