Category Archives: biblical archaeology

Gold treasure trove discovered at Temple Mount

A treasure trove of gold coins has been unearthed at the base of the Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologists. The coins date from the Byzantine era and display some very rare symbols of the menorah and Torah scroll.

Archaeological Discovery Once Again Verifies Accuracy of Scripture

Remains have been unearthed south of Tel Aviv revealing massive fortifications built about 2,700 years ago. Archaeologists with Tel Aviv University state that these appear to have a connection to Assyria’s takeover of the region, as mentioned in the book of Isaiah.

Ancient Bethlehem seal unearthed in Jerusalem

An ancient Bethlehem seal has been unearthed in Jerusalem. The discovery is the oldest reference to Bethlehem ever found outside of the Bible, and with each of these finds archaeological minimalism increasingly loses its credibility. See additional information at The Christian Post.

Book of Nehemiah Found Among Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS)

Portions of nearly every book in the Hebrew Bible were represented in the DSS except Nehemiah and Esther. The Biblical Archaeological Society has published a brief article stating that for the first time more than two dozen previously unknown scroll fragments will be published, including the first known fragment of Nehemiah.

ESV Bible Atlas

The ESV Bible Atlas by John D. Currid and David P. Barrett is a useful and inexpensive resource for students at all levels of theological study.

ESV Atlas
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Blessings and Curses on Mounts Ebal and Gerizim

I was reading a very interesting account that was posted on bibleplaces.com in early December 2008, about a pair of natural amphitheatres on Mts. Ebal and Gerizim.Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses gave instructions that the blessings and cursings of the covenant should be read aloud on Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal: Read more »