September 24, 2019
HEADLINERS: Jeffrey Chadwick

Jeffrey R. Chadwick is an archaeologist and university professor. He serves as Professor of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies and also as Religious Education Professor of Church History and Jewish Studies at Brigham Young University in Utah and Jerusalem Israel.

Professor Chadwick earned a BA in political science from Weber State College in Utah (with emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict), and a MA in international relations (Middle East Studies) from Brigham Young University. He then changed course and pursued doctoral work in fields related to the ancient near east, studying at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed his Ph.D. in anthropology and archaeology at the University of Utah Middle East Center.

As an archaeologist, Professor Chadwick has surveyed and excavated at sites in Israel and the West Bank for over thirty years. He currently serves as the senior field archaeologist with the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project in Israel, where he directs excavations in both the lower city gate area and the upper city and elite zone. He is also a senior research fellow at the William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Dr. Chadwick has worked with BYU student programs in Israel at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He has taught over 2500 students in 23 Jerusalem Center student programs, and conducted numerous Holy Land travel study tours as well. In addition to living and working in Jerusalem, he has travelled widely in the Middle East, including numerous trips to Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey, as well as visits to Syria and Lebanon.

Jeff, as everyone calls him, has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, report chapters, and three separate books on topics of archaeology, the Bible, and religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). His ebook Stone Manger – The Untold Story of the First Christmas is an annual top seller each Christmas season. He and his wife, Kim, divide time residing in Jerusalem and Utah, and maintain their permanent residence in Farr West, Utah. They are the parents of six adult children and have ten grandchildren.

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