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The Book & The Spade Radio Program about Biblical Archaeology
The Book & The Spade

Did Archaeologists Find First Ever Evidence of Biblical Exodus? (October 2018)
Breaking Israel News
Read the book of Exodus on Bible Gateway

Water Into Wine: Archaeologists May Have Uncovered Site of Jesus’ First Miracle (September 2018)
beliefnet
Read the story of Jesus’ first miracle in John 2 on Bible Gateway
Read the story of Jesus’ first miracle in John 2 on Bible Gateway
Read about Cana in the Encyclopedia of The Bible on Bible Gateway

Mind-Blowing 1,600-Year-Old Biblical Mosaics Paint New Picture of Galilean Life (July 2018)
The Times of Israel
National Geographic: Biblical ‘Spies’ Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic

Archaeologists Uncover Gate to Biblical City of Zer (Bethsaida) (July 2018)
The Jerusalem Post
Read about Zer in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about Bethsaida in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about Bethsaida in the Encyclopedia of the Bible on Bible Gateway

A Brief Sample of Archaeology Corroborating the Claims of the New Testament (June 2018)
Cold-Case Christianity with J. Warner Wallace
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, God’s Crime Scene: An Interview with J. Warner Wallace

A 3,000-Year-Old Glass Head Deepens One of the Bible’s Oldest Mysteries (June 2018)
The Washington Post
Live Science: A Face from the Bible May Appear in This Tiny Sculpture
Smithsonian: Could This Sculpted Head Depict a Little-Known Biblical King?
Read about King Ahab, King Hazael, and King Ethbaal in the Encyclopedia of the Bible on Bible Gateway

How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found (June 2018)
Live Science
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Was Jesus’ Death on the Cross Faked?

Despite Disappointing Some, New Mark Manuscript Is Earliest Yet (May 2018)
CT
Read the Gospel of Mark on Bible Gateway

Ancient Biblical Coins Discovered From Around the Period of Time Described in Ezra and Nehemiah (May 2018)
Facts & Trends
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Hidden Text from Deuteronomy and Leviticus Found on ‘Blank’ Dead Sea Scrolls (May 2018)
Live Science

New Archaeological Find Confirms Sophisticated Davidic Kingdom (April 2018)
Breaking Israel News
Read about King David in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

More Christian Women in the USA Believe the Bible is the Word of God Than Their Male Counterparts (April 2018)
Pew Research

Enigmatic Dead Sea Scroll Makes Rare Show in Jerusalem (March 2018)
The Garden Island

Archaeologists Find Evidence Under Jonah’s Tomb of Biblical Assyrian King, Esarhaddon, Who Reigned 681—669 BC (February 2018)
LiveScience
Read about Esarhaddon in 2 Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38, and Ezra 4:2 on Bible Gateway
Read about Esarhaddon in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Is This the Seal of the Prophet Isaiah? (February 2018)
Smithsonian
Read about the prophet Isaiah in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about King Hezekiah in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read the book of Isaiah on Bible Gateway

Previously Unread Manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls Containing Oldest Bible Texts Deciphered by Israeli University (January 2018)
The Nation

A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read (January 2018)
The New York Times

2,700-Year-Old Biblical Rank Confirmed Through Archaeology (January 2018)
The Trumpet
Read 2 Kings 23:8 on Bible Gateway
Read 2 Chronicles 34:8 on Bible Gateway

Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2017 (December 2017)
CT

Jesus in 2017: Biblical Archaeologists Had a Big Year (December 2017)
Live Science

Explorers Claim They’ve Discovered Noah’s Ark From Book of Genesis (December 2017)
Newsweek
Read Genesis 8:4 on Bible Gateway
Read about Aarat in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

5,000-Year-Old Cosmetics & Jewelry Show Rise of Ancient Jericho (December 2017)
National Geographic
Read about Jericho in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about the destruction of Jericho in Joshua 6 on Bible Gateway

Archaeological Discovery: Biblical City Corinth, Visited by Apostle Paul, Found Underwater (December 2017)
The Guardian
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Location of Jesus’ Tomb Suggested by Scientific Dating (November 2017)
Baptist Press

Evidence That Demands A Verdict Redux: An Interview with Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell (October 2017)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Enormous Find’ with Roman-Era Theater-Like Building Beneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall (October 2017)
CBN

How This Pristine 15th-Century Hebrew Bible Survived the Inquisition (October 2017)
JTA

Second Temple Period Discoveries at Biblical Hebron (September 2017)
Biblical Archaeology Society
Read about Hebron in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
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Dozens of Seals Adorned With Biblical Names Found in Jerusalem (September 2017
Haaretz
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Interview: Bible Scholar Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

Biologists Analyze 900-Year-Old Gospel of Luke (August 2017)
Baptist Press

Cave Could Be Source of Stone Jars Whose Water Jesus Turned Into Wine (August 2017)
Haaretz
Read John 2 on Bible Gateway
Read about Cana in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Is This Unearthed Fishing Village the Birthplace of Three of Jesus’ Disciples? (August 2017)
RNS
Read John 1:44 and 12:21 on Bible Gateway
Read about Bethsaida from Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Canaanite DNA Story Misreported By Science Reporters (July 2017)
Evolution News & Science Today
AskDrBrown: Do New DNA Discoveries Really Disprove the Bible?
Read about Canaanites in Easton’s Bible Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Ancient Egyptian Records Indicate Philistines Weren’t Aegean Pirates After All (July 2017)
Haaretz
Read about the Philistines in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Experts Hunt for Biblical Tabernacle that Housed the Ark of the Covenant (July 2017)
FOX News
Read about the tabernacle in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about Shiloh in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Research: Shroud of Turin ‘Stained With Blood From Torture Victim’ (July 2017)
The Independent
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With Bibles and Shovels, a Search for the Biblical Tabernacle Gathers Pace at Shiloh (July 2017)
The Times of Israel
Read Exodus 25 on Bible Gateway
Read about the tabernacle in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about Shiloh in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Biblical Account of Gezer’s Destruction Gains Ground with Torched Skeleton Finds (July 2017)
The Times of Israel
Read the article about Gezer in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read 1 Kings 9:15-17 on Bible Gateway

Archaeologist Uncovers Clues Pointing Towards Evidence of Naboth’s Vineyard (July 2017)
Breaking Israel News
Read 1 Kings 21 on Bible Gateway
Read about Naboth in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Oldest Mosaic of Bible’s Jonah Found in Galilee (July 2017)
World Israel News
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Read about Jonah in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

One of the Most Important Buildings in Christianity’s History Discovered Off Scottish Coast (July 2017)
Independent

Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Evidence of Jerusalem’s Destruction (May 2017)
CBN News
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Interview: Bible Scholar Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

Dictionary of Christianity and Science: Biblical Chronology (May 2017)
Bible Gateway Blog post

53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically (April 2017)
Biblical Archaeology Review
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Interview: Bible Scholar Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon’s Mines (April 2017)
National Geographic
Read about King Solomon in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Biblical Archaeology Claim: Seal of Hezekiah Unearthed in Jerusalem
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Biblical Context for the Top Ten Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US (April 2017)
Live Science

Was Jesus’ Death on the Cross Faked? (March 2017)
Bible Gateway Blog post

9 Archaeology Finds That Confirm the New Testament (March 2017)
Premier
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Biblical Archaeology Claim: Seal of Hezekiah Unearthed in Jerusalem
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Biblical Context for the Top Ten Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

Ancient 600 BC Palace of Biblical Assyrian King Sennacherib Discovered (March 2017)
FOX News
Read about King Sennacherib in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Roman Road from AD 130 Unearthed 19 Miles from Jerusalem; Built Only Decades After New Testament Books Written (March 2017)
Biblical Archaeology Society
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When Was Each Book of the Bible Written?

2,500 Years Later, Tombs of Esther and Mordecai Still Standing in Iran (March 2017)
Breaking Israel News
Read the book of Esther on Bible Gateway
Read about Esther in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
Read about Mordecai in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway

Why an Incredible New Discovery Proves That the Dead Sea Scrolls Belong to Israel (February 2017)
FOX News
NPR: Archaeologists Excavate 12th Cave They Say Once Housed Dead Sea Scrolls
Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Jesus and the Culture of His Day: An Interview with Craig A. Evans

Biblical Artifacts Provide Reassurance About Earth’s Magnetic Field (February 2017)
San Diego Union-Tribune
Read 2 Kings 18:1-19 and Isaiah 36-39 on Bible Gateway

Jesus and the Culture of His Day: An Interview with Craig A. Evans (November 2016)
Bible Gateway Blog post

The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel (September 2016)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Discovery at 2,800-Year-Old Shrine Reveals Biblical Tale of Desecration of Religious Sites by King Hezekiah (September 2016)
Daily Mail
Read about King Hezekiah in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway
See Bible verse search results for “Hezekiah” on Bible Gateway
Read 2 Kings 10:27 and 2 Kings 18:4 on Bible Gateway

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: An Interview with John Walton and Craig Keener (June 2016)
Bible Gateway Blog post

The Cities That Built the Bible: Guest Post by Robert Cargill (March 2016)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Biblical Context for the Top Ten Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2015 (January 2016)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Biblical Archaeology Claim: Seal of Hezekiah Unearthed in Jerusalem (December 2015)
Bible Gateway Blog post

The Undeniable Reliability of Scripture: An Interview with Josh McDowell (November 2015)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Biblical Archaeology is in the Air (June 2013)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Lost Fragment of Mark? Healthy Caution About the Latest Biblical Archaeology Claim (May 2012)
Bible Gateway Blog post

‘Tis the Season for Biblical Archaeology (June 2011)
Bible Gateway Blog post

Crucifixion Nails, Noah’s Ark, and the Jesus Tomb: How Should We Respond to Sensational Archaeological Claims? (April 2011)
Bible Gateway Blog post
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