10 Days of Archaeology: Day Two – House of David Inscription

Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics highlight various archaeological artifacts that relate or even support the biblical narrative. Continuing the “Ten Days of Archaeology” posts featuring some of the infographics Epic Archaeology has produced. here is day two with the “House of David” inscription infographic on the Tel-Dan Stele. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. House… Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Two – House of David Inscription

10 Days of Archaeology: Day One – Hezekiah Bulla

Epic Archaeology, which I have featured here before, run by Ted Wright has provided several infographics about different archaeological artifacts that relate or even support the biblical narrative. For the next ten days I will feature some of the infographics Epic Archaeology has produced. There are over two dozen infographics so they are well worth taking… Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day One – Hezekiah Bulla

Biblical Archaeology: Kingdom of Edom

“Archaeologists confirm the greatness of the biblical kingdom of Edom” – Over at Evangelical Focus it is reported that copper mines where discovered to indicate a stable kingdom prior to the monarchy of Israel as detailed in the book of Genesis. In chapter 36 of Genesis, the descendants of Esau (Edom) are described as kings… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Kingdom of Edom

Biblical Archaeology: Ziklag

In 1 Samuel 27:5–6 we read about David receiving refuge from King Saul. It reads: Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Ziklag

Biblical Archaeology: A Guide to Internet Archaeology

Have you ever come across (or been sent a link via email or facebook) about a giant skeleton discovery that confirms the size of Goliath? I have. Many times.  They have all been internet hoaxes (like the picture below). Over at Epic Archaeology Ted Wright has written an excellent article titled “A Quick Guide to… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: A Guide to Internet Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology: Clay Seal of King Josiah’s aide found

2 Kings 23:11 – “He [Josiah] removed from the entrance to the temple of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court near the room of an official named Nathan-Melek. Josiah then burned the chariots dedicated to the sun.” (NIV) A clay seal of… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Clay Seal of King Josiah’s aide found

Nat Geo on Biblical Manuscripts

The December cover story for National Geographics is on biblical manuscripts and  features comments from Dr. Wallace, the director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM). CSNTM, founded in 2002 by Dr. Wallace, utilize emerging technologies to preserve and study Greek New Testament manuscripts by digitally photographing existing manuscripts. National Geographics article… Continue reading Nat Geo on Biblical Manuscripts

Biblical Archaeology: Ring of Pontius Pilate Discovered

A ring found 50 years ago has just recently been deciphered to bear the inscription of Pontius Pilate’s name, the Roman prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, serving under Emperor Tiberius from AD 26/27 to 36/37 during the time of Jesus. The ring was found amongst thousands of other artifacts in 1968-69 excavations at Herod’s burial… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Ring of Pontius Pilate Discovered

Biblical Archaeology: Caiaphas Ossuary

Caiaphas the high priest mentioned in Mark 14:53-65.  In verses 61-64 we read about this famous exchange between Jesus and the High Priest Caiaphas: 61 But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Caiaphas Ossuary