Biblical Archaeology: New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

A great apologetical resource will be made available by Crossway Publishers. They are about to release their new ESV Archaeology Study Bible in April 30, 2018.  Dr. John D. Currid, the Carl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, is the Old Testament editor, while Dr. David Chapman (PhD, Cambridge) is the New… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

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: “Virtual” Unwrapping of Levitical Scroll

One of the earliest manuscripts of the Old Testament was revealed by researchers at the University of Kentucky.  This scroll, which contains portions of the book of Leviticus, was discovered in 1970, but was unreadable because it suffered from fire damage 1,500 years ago.  Modern technology made it possible to scan and “virtually” unwrap it… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: “Virtual” Unwrapping of Levitical Scroll

Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Shopping List Provides Evidence of When Bible Was Written

Who would have thought that a shopping list on some pottery fragments would reveal when the Old Testament was possibly written. Here is the issue: Some skeptics state that low literacy rates in ancient Israel  would prohibit the Old Testament from being written prior to the Babylonian captivity and that it was invented during the… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Shopping List Provides Evidence of When Bible Was Written

Biblical Archeaology: Hezekiah Bulla

A clay seal stamped with Hezekiah’s name was found recently (actually, it was excavated in 2009, but its significance was just recently discovered).  This royal seal, that would be impressed upon scrolls, is over 2,700 years old.  It clearly has the imprint of Hezekiah’s name upon it, measuring only about a centimeter across. Bible History… Continue reading Biblical Archeaology: Hezekiah Bulla