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Archive for the 'Ancient Judaism' Category

-The Earliest Historical References to Jesus and Christianity

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

                                 (Tacitus via Wikipedia) It has become fashionable in some circles to claim that Christianity rose up in the 2nd century and therefore has no claim upon persons or events in the 1st. First of all we have evidence to the contrary in the New Testament writings themselves which reflect an earlier time and culture. […]

-New Find: Ancient Wall Supports Bible Record of Solomon

Saturday, February 27th, 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 archeological finding lends strong support to the Biblical record. […]

-Archaeologist Finds Oldest Known Hebrew Writing

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 text could well be the oldest known example of Hebrew writing and suggests that the ancient Israelites […]

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

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. This is probably the first evidence from an ancient […]