Category Archives: Archaeology
Christianity Today is reporting on another recent (possible) discovery of special interest to Christians: an alleged early fragment of the Gospel of Mark. It’s an exciting claim, but scholars are responding with healthy skepticism. Continue reading
It’s summertime! School’s out, the weather’s warmer, the beach beckons… and the Biblical archaeology season is in full swing! Each spring and summer, dozens of archaeology projects with a connection to Bible history spring into action, many of them staffed by students, university staff, and volunteers. Continue reading
Crucifixion nails, Noah’s Ark, and the Jesus Tomb: how should we respond to sensational archaeological claims?
Every few years, it seems, a spectacular Bible-related archaeological claim catches media attention. Such claims dominate news websites for a few weeks and then tend to fade quickly from public attention, revealed as fakes—or at the very least shown to … Continue reading