Bible History Daily has an updated list of
50 [update] 53 people in the bible who have been confirmed archaeologically. It is not an exhaustive list. It does not include Caiaphas or Pontius Pilate or anyone from the New Testament because it focuses on the Hebrew Bible. The list of 50 53 comprises mainly kings, pharaohs, and officials. It is a nice list of names which also includes who they were, when the reigned, and where in the bible they are mentioned. Here is a quick screen shot of the list:
Purdue University produced a video of professor Lawrence Mykytiuk and his research:
An article at purdue.edu on his research was also published. Here is a taste of the article:
Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist.
“While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say, ‘That’s creative writing.’ I was looking for concrete, objective evidence outside of the Bible that would help build the case,” said Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science.
The rest can be read here.
Post about other biblical archaeological discoveries from this blog include: