Category Archives: Archaeology

Interview: Bible Scholar Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

Has archaeology confirmed the existence of any of the people mentioned in the Bible? In his article “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk … Continue reading

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Have Archaeologists Found King David’s Palace?

Has a palace belonging to King David been discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa? Here are a few links to help you understand the claims being made. Continue reading

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Lost Fragment of Mark? Healthy Caution About the Latest Biblical Archaeology Claim

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

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‘Tis the season for Biblical archaeology

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

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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

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