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-The Modern Samaritans Struggling to Survive

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

                              (Samaritans on Mt. Gerizim: from Wikipedia) Most Christians only know about the Samaritans from few passages in the New Testament gospels. Today the Samaritan people and religion struggle to survive in the face of the larger communities of Muslims, and Jews along with Christians in Palestine and Israel. There are only 780 left in […]

-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 […]

-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

-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 […]

-Dead Sea Stone Tablet: About a Messiah Who Dies and is Resurrected in 3 Days?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

(Photo: Dominic Buettner for The New York Times) According to a NY Times story, several Israeli scholars contend that an ancient tablet found near the Dead Sea, dated from the 1st century B.C., talks about a Messiah who would die and 3 days later be resurrected. <<<Read the rest of my article posted on the […]