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  • The Generations of Genesis

    upper Mesopotamia, at levels dating to the Middle Bronze Age. Mendenhall affirms that the discoveries support the culturalbackground reflected in the patriarchal material, though the material still evidences a certain refraction which has occurred in...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/2555-the-generations-of-genesis
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    https://biblearchaeology.org/component/tags/background?Itemid=245
  • The Manger and the Inn

    Recent studies have primarily focused on Luke’s theological interests.1 The concern here is the Palestinian cultural background of verses 6–7 which we understand to be traditional material. Indeed, a more precise analysis of that background is critical...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2803-the-manger-and-the-inn
  • Genesis and Ancient Near Eastern Stories of Creation and Flood: Part II

    with the 'ed water in Genesis 2:6. He notes that: the birth of the goddesses without pain or travail illuminates the background of the curse against Eve that it shall be her lot to conceive and bear children in sorrow; Enki’s eating of the eight plants...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/flood/3050-genesis-and-ancient-near-eastern-stories-of-creation-and-flood-part-ii
  • Genesis and Ancient Near Eastern Stories of Creation and Flood: An Introduction Part I

    Urzeit und Endzeit (1895), scholars have taken it for granted that the Hebrew tehôm in Genesis 1:2 has its mythological background in the ancient Babylonian goddess Tiamat of the “creation” myth “Enuma elish,” in which the storm-god Marduk fights with...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/flood/2663-genesis-and-ancient-near-eastern-stories-of-creation-and-flood-an-introduction-part-i
  • Unfolding a Mystery: My Investigations into the Baris Question

    his case with a skeptic, such as his claims to have climbed on top of the Ark and that its wood was petrified; had his background carefully checked out; andtook a lie detector test. Being unable to suggest reasonable cause to dismiss it, his testimony...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/flood/2513-unfolding-a-mystery-my-investigations-into-the-baris-question
  • Amenhotep II as Pharaoh of the Exodus

    adopts a very negative view on the historicity of the Exodus. A strong picture has been made for the 19th Dynasty as the background for the Exodus in the work of K.A. Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant (1982). More recently, a theologically sensitive, but...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/2455-amenhotep-ii-as-pharaoh-of-the-exodus
  • Divine Healer: Jesus vs. Eshmun

    This article addresses itself to the background of the third miracle or sign, the incident which took place at Bethesda (John 5). When did the event take place? Where did it take place? How do the archaeological discoveries shed light on this passage?...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/4026-divine-healer-jesus-vs-eshmun
  • Is there Archaeological Evidence for the Tower of Babel?

    fact then that the Hebrew term is used primarily in military senses or as watch towers, the context here and the known background of the narrative prevent us from being limited to that semantic range. A possible nonmilitary function of a mgd may occur...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/2695-is-there-archaeological-evidence-for-the-tower-of-babel
  • Amenhotep II and the Historicity of the Exodus Pharaoh

    from many Egyptian monuments and inscriptions be attributed to backlash from the exodus events? II. THREE INTRODUCTORY BACKGROUND MATTERS 1. The Reason for Moses' Omission of the Exodus-Pharaoh's Throne-Name. Every time Moses wrote the dynastic title of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/3147-amenhotep-ii-and-the-historicity-of-the-exodus-pharaoh
  • The Parable of the Two Builders

    were familiar to His hearers in order to illustrate His point.The archaeology and geography of Bethsaida provides the background for two of His parables. These parables, referred to as the 'parable of the two builders,' are recorded in Matthew 7:24-27...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/3704-the-parable-of-the-two-builders
  • How the Passover Illuminates the Date of the Crucifixion

    Living God acting behind the scenes to bring His Word into the world through a variety of people from different times and backgrounds. But others over the years have said as much, and merely repeating this observation does little to edify others....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/the-daniel-9-24-27-project/4360-how-the-passover-illuminates-the-date-of-the-crucifixion
  • Preview of the Summer 2013 Issue of Bible and Spade

    of exciting and interesting articles. Dr. James Gee provides readers with an understanding of the Ancient Near Eastern background to the Fall in Genesis 3. What is refreshing about Theology of the Fall in Genesis 3 and The Ancient Near East is that Dr....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/3938-Preview-of-the-Summer-2013-Issue-of-Bible-and-Spade
  • The King and I: Opening The Third Seal, Part 3

    This is the third and final article in a series on the background to Revelation 1:9. This article examines some modern prophetic interpretations of events related to opening the Third Seal. Drawing on ancient and modern agricultural practices in the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3591-the-king-and-i-opening-the-third-seal-part-3
  • What is the importance of the Dead Sea scrolls?

    of Jesus' day described by Josephus and Philo. Whoever the men of Qumran were, their writings provide us with a marvelous background picture of one aspect of the religious world into which Jesus came. Some have sought to draw parallels between figures...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3590-what-is-the-importance-of-the-dead-sea-scrolls
  • The Pastor and the Christmas Story

    my search for new insights that year, I came across an article by Kenneth Bailey, ' The Manger and the Inn: The Cultural Background of Luke 2:7 ' reprinted in ABR's Bible and Spade. Bailey has written a new book, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes:...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3421-the-pastor-and-the-christmas-story
  • Locating Sodom: A Critique of the Northern Proposal

    Emery, Kenneth O. 1995 The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background. New York: Oxford University. Rainey, Anson F. and Notley, R. Steven 2006 The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/3217-locating-sodom-a-critique-of-the-northern-proposal
  • The Discovery of the Sin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

    map on the floor of a church Bab edh-Dhra—view east along the south wall. Note the proximity of the mountain in the background. The angels told Lot, "Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!" (Gn 19:17). Bab edh-Dhra townsite and cemeteries....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/2364-the-discovery-of-the-sin-cities-of-sodom-and-gomorrah
  • Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir: 1995 to 2000 and 2009 to 2011

    of the western wall of the Late Bronze I fortress in Square M7, with a modern fenced-in agricultural plot visible in the background. Photo by Michael Luddeni, © Associates for Biblical Research 2009. A number of poorly-preserved walls were found...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2340-excavations-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-1995-to-2000-and-2009-to-2011
  • The Royal Precinct at Rameses

    The 3 m (10 ft) wide interior foundation walls of the palace-fort would have supported a massive super structure. In the background are modern mud brick buildings of thevillage of ‘Ezbet Helmi. Credit: Oral Collins. The most interesting room found by...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/2249-the-royal-precinct-at-rameses

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