Dr. J Randall Price
Th.M. in Hebrew and Semitic Languages from the Dallas Theological
Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and Ph.D. in Middle Eastern and Asian
Literature and Languages from the University of Texas at Austin. I have
done post-graduate work in ancient history and archaeology at the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1979-1980) and have been a part of
archaeological teams conducting excavations at Tel Yin'am in the
Galilee (Israel), Qumran (Israel), and have also performed ceramic
analysis for the Tel Yin'am excavation at the Israeli Antiquities
Authority in Jerusalem (Israel).
I have carefully examined the curriculum prepared by the National
Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools (NCBCPS) identified as
Bible I and Bible II and consider said curriculum to be well-drafted
and free of any denominational or sectarian Christian bias.
I further believe that said curriculum has the secular purpose and
primary effect of acquainting students with early world history and
culture, and familiarizing them with the Bible and its effects upon
history, law, government, literature, art, music, and culture of the
world in general, an particularly of western civilization and the
United States. I know that the Bible contains much history and that
this history is well presented in this NCBCPS curriculum.