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-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 […]

-Discovery Supports Biblical Account of Samson?

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

        (Photo Credit: Zvi Lederman) From Discovery News: A small stone seal found in Israel could be the first archaeological evidence of the story of Samson, the Bible’s most famous strongman. Less than an inch in diameter, the seal depicts a man with long hair fighting a large animal with a feline tail. The seal […]

-Dr. Charlesworth on Patio Tomb (Talpiot B)

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

(Image- Princeton) Just before Easter, James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici made all sorts of sensational claims about their discovery of a new ‘Patio’ tomb at Talpiot. These are the same guys who brought us the supposed ‘Jesus Family Tomb’ a couple of years ago. They produced a book and a documentary all about their new […]

-Ben Witherington’s Take on the Lead Codices

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Here’s NT Scholar Dr. Ben Witherington’s take on the discovery of the ‘lead codies’: “Lead or Mislead—- The Curious Case of the Lead Codices”

-Earliest Icons of Four Apostles Discovered in Rome?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

(Catacombs by nd_architecture_library via Flickr) Early icons of four Apostles have been discovered in catacombs in Rome. The likenesses of Peter, Paul, John, and Andrew dating from the late 4th century are being touted as the earliest known icons of the Apostles. But is that really the case? I would expect earlier examples from Asia […]