Heritage Fellow Dips Into the Past

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By: Stephane Beaulieu, Andrews University, 2012 Heritage Fellow

My desire to experience an archaeological excavation has been made a reality, thanks to the generous ASOR Heritage Fellowship that I received for 2012. This scholarship helped fund an opportunity to spend three weeks in Jordan at Tall Jalul, near Madaba, where teams from Andrews University have been excavating for the past 20 years. This is the first time that I am participating in an archaeological dig, and it has given me the opportunity to learn what archaeologists do in the field. Being a doctoral student in the area of Old Testament exegesis, participating in archaeology has broadened my understanding of the biblical text.

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