CAR VisionThe Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) represents a Southern Baptist effort to establish a presence in the field and impact the discipline of biblical archaeology. The center will train and inspire a new generation of biblical scholars to engage in current research in the disciplines of biblical archaeology and biblical studies. CAR facilitates the aggressive development of an archaeological research presence within the programs of NOBTS, the SBC, and the larger academic community. The center provides a tangible and visual entity to facilitate fund raising for future research and academic programs of the Seminary.
CAR Mission StatementThe Center for Archaeological Research serves as a research institute to encourage the scholarly development and research of the faculty and academic programs of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
- To establish a tradition of scholarly biblical archaeology research.
- To provide a resource to expose current and prospective students to the discipline of biblical archaeology. Serve as a Consortium Center for the dissemination and representation of archaeological research and development among Southern Baptist institutions and agencies.
- To develop and support archaeological research projects in the Middle East.
- To support the scholarly research of the faculty and students of the Division of Biblical Studies of the Seminary.
- To provide students with opportunities to participate in a specialized overseas study program.
- To develop further the archaeological curriculum in the Division of Biblical Studies in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Seminary.
- To display the Artifact Study and Teaching Resource collection.
- To develop a future Bible Lands Museum to house archaeological artifacts.
- To construct an archaeological research lab at NOBTS.