Dr. S. David Sperling, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/NY, is featured on the History Channel's new documentary "Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest." Dr. Sperling is interviewed in the segment on the Ark of the Covenant. The program will air nationally on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Throughout history there have been legendary artifacts that have captured the imagination of adventurers everywhere. While belief in their existence seems to fly in the face of reason and science, there have been those who have devoted their lives to their discovery. One man has looked for some of these remarkable treasures. He is Indiana Jones - professor of archeology and an adventurer who has uncovered some of the world's greatest mysteries. But Dr. Jones is just a fictitious character and it's widely assumed that the artifacts he searched for were also figments of a writer's imagination. But were they?