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 without actually touching it and destroying it in its fragile … 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 Jewish exile to solidify their Jewish identity, indicating that the … Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Shopping List Provides Evidence of When Bible Was Written