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: 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: The Prophet Isaiah

A clay seal stamped with the prophet Isaiah’s name was found recently.  This seal, that would be impressed upon scrolls, is over 2,700 years old and was found next to the other much reported clay seal (or bulla) for Hezekiah.  It would be the first extra-Biblical evidence of the prophet Isaiah. In a statement Dr.… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: The Prophet Isaiah

Biblical Archaeology: 23 New Testament Figures Confirmed

I posted earlier how archaeology has confirmed over 50 real people from the bible.  It was one of the most popular articles published by Biblical Archaeology Review by Lawrence Mykytiuk, associate professor of library science and the history librarian at Purdue University holding a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies and is the author of… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: 23 New Testament Figures Confirmed

Biblical Archaeology: 50 [update: 53] People in the Old Testament Confirmed Archaeologically

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… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: 50 [update: 53] People in the Old Testament Confirmed Archaeologically

Biblical Archaeology: History Has Gone to the Toilets-The Ancient Latrine of Lachish

  Jehu strikes down the prophets of Baal.  “So when they put them to the sword, the guard and the officers cast them out and went into the inner room of the house of Baal and they brought out the pillar that was in the house of Baal and burned it.  And they demolished the… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: History Has Gone to the Toilets-The Ancient Latrine of Lachish

Biblical Archaeology: City of Gezer

A palace has been discovered at the biblical city of Gezer that dates to the 10th century BC, the era usually associated with King Solomon.  Gezer has been excavated off and on since the 1990s, but this past season of archaeological efforts has produced evidence of a Philistine presence in the city as recorded in… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: City of Gezer

Biblical Archaeology: Philistine Cemetery

Possibly the first Philistine cemetery has been discovered at Ashkelon, Israel.  They have been excavating this known Philistine city for decades, but have just recently uncovered a burial site which could answer many questions concerning the origins and life of the Philistines, the biblical archenemy of the Israelites.  Ashkelon, was a major Philistine city in… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Philistine Cemetery