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Somewhere between the claims that the Bible is the, uh, gospel truth and that it’s all fiction, archaeologists are charting a historical course. As local Bible authority Hershel Shanks explains in “An Archaeological Biography of Jerusalem,” a slide-illustrated lecture marking the publication of his similarly named new book, scholarly diggers studying the 3,000-year-old city have found places crucial to the stories of Jesus, David, and Solomon, as well as evidence of the accomplishments of such master builders as Kings Hezekiah and Herod. At 6 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, 8th & Independence Ave. SW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (MJ)