Madaba Plains Project 50th Anniversary Events (MPP@50)

MPP@50 Events scheduled for Alumni Weekend at Andrews University
September 28-30, 2017

Thursday, September 28

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Spirit of Philanthropy Dinner
    Hoosier Room, Dining Services, in the Campus Center (RSVP Required)

Friday, September 29

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Horn Archaeological Museum
    Tour updating on renovations and exhibits
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm Seminary Chapel
    Madaba Plains Project reunion event for former diggers, their families, friends, and sponsors. Updates on Tall Hisban (LaBianca), Tall al- Umayri (Clark/Herr), and Tall Jalul (Younker). Opportunity for audience participation in questions and answers
    Introducing the Lawrence T. Geraty Community Archaeology Endowment (LaBianca)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Seminary Lobby
    Reception for former diggers and their families, friends, and sponsors
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Seminary Drive
    Parade includes Horn Archaeological Museum float
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm Pioneer Memorial Church
    Vespers by Campus Ministries in collaboration with Horn Museum personnel

Saturday, September 30

  • 3:00 – 4:00 Seminary Chapel
    Randall Younker: “The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited”
    Lawrence T. Geraty: Response
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Seminary Lobby
  • 5:30 Howard Performing Arts Center
    Group picture

“The Spade Confirms the Book” Revisited

MPP @ 50 and the Horn Lectureship Series Present:

The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited” by Dr. Randall Younker, with a response by Dr. Lawrence T. Geraty.

2017 marks 50 years since the beginning of the Madaba Plains Project, a major milestone in the Adventist archaeological community. This lecture will revisit Siegfried H. Horn’s landmark publication The Spade Confirms the Book, and will examine the role of archaeology in Biblical studies today.