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-New Archaeological Find Supports Hebrew Bible Record

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The recent discovery of a 2,700 year old seal of the ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ historically validates several Bible references and in the process gives support to the Jewish claim of Jerusalem as their historical homeland. From Arutz Sheva: Excavations at Western Wall Plaza unearth unique stamped clay from the First Temple Period believed to belong […]

-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi would allow an itinerate teacher like Jesus to come in an take over […]

-Temple of Baal to be Erected on a Pagan Feast Day in New York City?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

        (Temple of Baal Shamin: Wikipedia) UPDATE: New York City and the Institute for Digital Archaeology cancelled this event after it went viral and they received a tumult of inquiries and complaints. Original story following: ISIS destroyed a Unesco World Heritage site in Palmyra, Syria (Temple of Baalshamin)last September (2015). Now there are plans to […]

-Earliest Christian Writings Found in a Jordanian Cave?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A group of 70 or so lead “mini-books” were apparently discovered by Bedouins in a remote valley of northern Jordan sometime between 2005 and 2007. The small books, or “codices”, appear to be made of cast lead and bound by lead rings with each page or leaf approximately the size of a credit card and […]

-Ancient Wall Supports Bible Record of Solomon

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

(Wall by Brian Negin via Flickr) Lately it has become fashionable to question whether the Biblical accounts of a strong kingdom ruled by David and Solomon could have even existed in the 10 century BC (BCE). Many scholars consider the accounts to be rather mythical in nature. Now a recent archaeological finding lends strong support […]

-Iraq Desecrating Tomb of Ezekiel and Plans to Build a Mosque over It

Monday, February 1st, 2010

(Picture -Wikipedia) The Iraqi government is in the process of erasing all of the historical Hebrew and Jewish markings on the Tomb of Ezekiel and plans to build a huge new mosque over the site. The burial site of Ezekiel is located in Al-Kifl, just south of Baghdad and has been a pilgrimage destination for […]

-Was The Bible Written Earlier Than Modern Scholars Think?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

(Image-University of Haifa) An Israeli Scholar recently concluded that parts of the Bible were probably written far earlier than most modern scholars thought. Professor Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa came to that conclusion after translating an inscription on a 3,000 year old piece of pottery. <<Read the Rest on my Apologetica page>>           *Top

-Have the Bones of the Apostle Paul Really Been Found?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

According to an article in the UK Telegraph, Pope Benedict XVI claims that scientific tests confirmed shards found in the underground chamber at the church of St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls in Rome were from the apostle: "This seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul." Are these […]

-Is the Ark of the Covenant Really in Ethiopia?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

  (Shrine where the Ethiopian Ark is housed) The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia has claimed for years that they actually have the original Ark of the Covenant spoken of in the Bible. One of the problems with the claim is that they have never allowed archeologists to inspect or test the artifact which most scholars […]

-Pottery Find Supports The Bible

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Hirbet Qeiyafa, Israel: An Israeli archaeologist has discovered a Hebrew inscription on a 3,000-year-old pottery shard — a find that suggests Biblical accounts of the ancient Israelite kingdom of David could have been based on written texts. The discovery of this shard could go a long ways towards supporting the Bible and towards dispelling some […]