The Bible is the most read book of all time. For billions of people around the world, it provides answers, and it also leaves many questions.
On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with archaeologist and biblical scholar Robert Cargill, who has worked long, hard, and traveled far to find an answer to the question of - Where did the Bible come from?
He's written about what he has found in his new book, The Cities that Built the Bible.
"The Bible is written over such a long period of time, including the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, that you begin to move from the question of who wrote it," says Cargill, "and you begin to approach it as, what contributed to it? What were the events? What were the cultures, entire cultures, that contributed to the composition of the Bible?"
Editor's Note: This program originally aired on April 6, 2016. "The Cities that Built the Bible" is now out in paperback.