Earliest Fragment of Mark Published

The earliest fragment of the gospel of Mark has been published.  Elijah Hixson, adjunct lecturer at Edinburgh Bible College and a regular contributor to the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, wrote for Christianity Today on May 30, 2018 that “Egypt Exploration Society has recently published a Greek papyrus” and “that the manuscript was written in the range of A.D.… Continue reading Earliest Fragment of Mark Published

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

3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible

Recently several bloggers, scholars, and apologists have posted videos on the reliability of the bible.  Three such videos are below, in order of lenght (shortest first, then longest) 1. Does the Bible Have Contradictions? Sean McDowell, Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern… Continue reading 3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible

Long Lost Videos Rediscovered: William Lane Craig on 100 Huntley Street

Well, they weren’t really lost but I haven’t seen this circulated and after watching them myself I was impressed.  This series of videos with William Lane Craig on Canada’s longest running daily talk show, 100 Huntley Street, was released in 2009.  They are really good.  Ranging from a minute and a half long to five… Continue reading Long Lost Videos Rediscovered: William Lane Craig on 100 Huntley Street

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

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