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For TMC students coming from California, that kind of experience is a great opportunity to see how Scripture matches in a very real way both the text and the land. By studying the archaeology, they can make the correlations. They can see how the geopolitics that exist in the Bible are reflected in the remains.
“It gives students confidence that this text is the real thing,” McKinny said. “It is a great discipline that ties so many areas together to tell you about the ancient past. Our students have seen how archaeology can affect their understanding of the biblical world.”