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Archive for the 'Biblical Archaeology' Category

-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 believe […]

-Archeological Discovery Supporting Israelite Exodus and Entry into Canaan

Friday, May 8th, 2009

April 8, 2009 — Archeologists at Haifa University have announced a major find connected to the Israelite exodus from Egypt just in time for Passover. According to archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa: "The structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the people of Israel built […]

-Cyprus: An ‘Ancient’ Syriac Bible Found?

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Reuters: A Syriac Bible manuscript was found by Turkish Cypriot police in a raid on suspected antiquity smugglers. The police in a court hearing characterized the Bible as being about 2,000 years old. However, Bible scholars are certain that the manuscript in question is much later. Peter Williams, Warden of Tyndale House, University of Cambridge […]

-Re: James-‘The Brother of Jesus’ Ossuary Trial

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Found this update on the trial at Ben Witherinton’s blog. The trial over the authenticity of the inscription on the ossuary is nearly over. Opponents to the historicity of the ossuary had held that the first part of the inscription could well be genuine but that the last part, saying ‘brother of Jesus’ was forged. […]

-Archaeological Support for Divinity of Jesus

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The discovery of one of the earliest churches at Megiddo, Israel several years ago, gives archaeological support for the divinity of Jesus as an early Christian teaching. Many recent writers, particularly Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code, have insisted that the ‘divinity of Jesus Christ’ was a later teaching that was formulated by Constantine […]