Bible Archaeology and Apologetics Conference

Date: 10/24/2015
Time: All Day
Location: Grace Bible Fellowship Church 1811 Old Bethlehem Pike North Quakertown, PA 18951
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Schedule for Saturday October 24, 2015 

8:15am - 8:50 am Registration and book tables open. Free drinks, coffee and breakfast snacks will be made available. Each session includes a 5 minute Q&A at the end.

8:50am-9am: Intro and Prayer

Session #1: Dr. Douglas Petrovich: Synchronizing Biblical and Egyptian Chronology, with an Introduction to Egyptian History. Doug will speak briefly about the importance of biblical chronology, and then present the evidence for having confidence in the relationship between the biblical and Egyptian chronologies from the second millennium BC. Then, he will present a brief survey of Egyptian history that takes us into Dynasty 12 and gives us a context for the findings from Rameses in the Egyptian Delta. Time: 9am-10am _________________________________________________________________________________________

Session #2: Dr. Douglas Petrovich: Identifying the Early Israelites in the Egyptian Archaeological Record. This session will consist of an introduction to the site of Avaris and discussing why we can be confident it is biblical Rameses (Genesis 47:11; Exodus 1:11). Doug will then present an amazing archaeological trail that leads to the identification of Joseph, Ephraim, Manasseh, Manasseh’s son Shechem, and (possibly) Jacob, himself, in the epigraphical record. This evidence is mind-blowing! Time: 10am -11am


Session #3: Dr. Bryant Wood: Evidence for the Israelites in Egypt. Time: 11am -12 noon. 


12-1PM LUNCH (Local restaurants are all within 1 mile or so of the church venue). You are free to bring a bagged lunch and eat in the church fellowship hall, or bring take out food back to eat. 


Session #4: Dr. Douglas Petrovich: Identifying Hebrew as the Language of the World’s Oldest Alphabet. Thanks to the inclusion of a proto-consonantal letter in one of Manasseh’s inscriptions, Doug will present the argument that Manasseh (and possibly Ephraim with him) was the mastermind behind the invention of the world’s first fully consonantal alphabet. Doug will then walk through several inscriptions in the proto-Hebrew script, which date from 1934-1500 BC. These amazing epigraphical discoveries are ground breaking and the implications for the history of writing are enormous. Time 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 


Session #5: Rev. Gary Byers: Do Egyptian Texts Mention Israel in Canaan? From a variety of ancient sources – originating in Egypt and Canaan – today we have some amazing textual evidence that the ancient Israelites really did depart from Egypt to conquer and settle in the Promised Land. It’s the right place, the right time and the right people – just like the Bible said! Time: 2:00-3:00 PM.


3:00 pm Closing prayer and love offering. ABR staff remains for questions.

Book tables will remain open until about 3:15pm.


$14 per adult

Students age 13-18 invited FREE of charge

Group discounts for church groups of 8 or more: $10 per person.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 12 NOON.

Making Your Payment:

1. Register and Pay online here on the ABR website.

2. Call the ABR Office at 800-430-0008 and pay by credit card over the phone. Office hours are M-Th 9-3, EST.

3.  Fill this out PDF REGISTRATION FORM by hand, scan it, and email it to . Or, fill out by hand and mail to the ABR office. Po Box 144 Akron PA 17501.

4. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive email confirmation, directions and restaurant map.

Further details:

1. Local restaurants are located within 1 mile for lunch. You are free to bring a bagged lunch and eat in the church fellowship hall, or bring take out food back to eat.

2. ABR is non-profit Christian ministry. We depend entirely on the generosity of our constituents to fulfill our mission. A love offering will be taken during this event.

3. Please pray for the success of this event!

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