Digging for Truth

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Henry B. Smith, Jr.

Host of Digging for Truth

Henry B. Smith Jr. has been with Associates for Biblical Research since 2004. He is the Administrative Director of the Shiloh Archaeological Excavations in the Israel, the lead researcher for the Genesis 5 and 11 Research Project, host of the Digging for Truth podcast, and co-host of ABR’s television program, Digging for Truth. Henry volunteered at the Hazor excavations in 2007 and hosted both the ABR Biblical Egypt Study Tour in 2008 and ABR’s Israel Tour in 2010. He was a square supervisor at the Khirbet el-Maqatir Excavations in 2012 and 2013, and at Shiloh in 2017 and 2018. Born and raised in northwestern NJ, he earned a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers in 1992. In 2015 Henry graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary with an M.A.R., emphasizing apologetics and Biblical languages. He is a PhD student (OT- Biblical Studies) at Amridge University (2022 – present).


Visit the Associates for Biblical Research website here: https://biblearchaeology.org/

Scott Lanser

Cohost of Digging for Truth

Scott Lanser is the President of ABR and ABR Canada and serves as cohost of Digging for Truth. Scott has served professionally in administrative and pastoral leadership for over 40 years including as Senior Director for the YMCA and as Business Administrator for The Salvation Army.

While serving in these roles he also ministered in various leadership roles in several churches, including as youth pastor and then senior pastor of New Hope Bible Fellowship. Today Scott serves on the leadership board of Chestnut Hill Church in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and Christian Education at Lancaster Bible College and holds an M.A. in New Testament Studies from Biblical Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Scott’s current role as President of ABR, he provides strategic and executive leadership for ABR’s mission in its worldwide outreach and ministry.


Visit the Associates for Biblical Research website here: https://biblearchaeology.org/

Show Overview

Digging for Truth stands on 3 main goals – Dig. Discover. Defend. Presented by Associates for Biblical Research, viewers will be taken on a journey of truth and discovery. The historical reliability of the Bible will be demonstrated by archeological and Biblical research.

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