Robert “Bobby” R. Duke, Ph.D., associate professor of biblical studies, in Azusa Pacific’s School of Theology, is a renowned scholar on the Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. Duke spent nearly four years studying in the Middle East, which highly influences his perspective and teaching. Among his numerous awards, Duke received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at Hebrew University in 2000–01, and a fellowship at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in 2005. He serves as the western region director and distinguished scholar of Hebrew texts for the Green Scholars Initiative (greenscholarsinitiative.org/scholars-staff).


Duke presents “Can Archaeology ‘Prove’ the Bible? The Use and Abuse of Scientific Tools” as part of the Center for Research in Science (CRIS) Science, Faith, and Culture lecture series.

The presentation addresses the uses and abuses of the science of archaeology and serves to set sensible limits on what science can and cannot say about the Bible. Participants will learn tools to critique media and other sources that use archaeology to "prove" or "disprove" portions of Scripture.

The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) exists to serve a community of students, scholars, and laypersons by promoting research that encompasses the scope of scientific studies and addresses the inseparable relationship between science and culture, its role in classical liberal arts education, and the ancient dialogue between faith and reason.


Los Angeles Pacific College Board Room (LAPC), inside Turner Campus Center, located at 901 E. Alosta Ave., in Azusa


Tues., Jan. 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.


Free admission

For more information:

Contact the Center for Research in Science at (626) 815-6480 or cris@apu.edu.