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Archive for the 'Archaeology' Category

-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 […]

-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 […]