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Assuming genesis is required, and 14 is required, the following results were found.

  • What is the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    The Dead Sea Scrolls have demonstrated that the Old Testament was accurately transmitted during this interval. In addition, they provide a wealth of information on the times leading up to, and during, the life of Christ. What is the most important...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3590-what-is-the-importance-of-the-dead-sea-scrolls
  • Biblical Illiteracy

    One of the most serious problems facing the Church in the 21st century is the problem of Biblical illiteracy. Simply put, most professing Christians do not possess a sound and coherent understanding of the Bible... This article was first published in...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/3544-biblical-illiteracy
  • The Ancient Document Rule and the Flood of Noah's Day

    No other book in the world has been ridiculed, criticized and sought to be destroyed as has the Bible. People have been cruelly persecuted, burned at the stake, and lives have been forfeited by other methods of punishment simply because they read or...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/flood/3480-the-ancient-document-rule-and-the-flood-of-noahs-day
  • Ezekiel 26:1-14: A Proof Text For Inerrancy or Fallibility of The Old Testament?

    This article seeks to give Ezekiel 26:1–14 a close reading. Special emphasis will be given to its literary structure and the use of metaphors. The history of Tyre will be examined in the light of archaeology and ancient records. It is our contention...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/divided-kingdom/3304-ezekiel-26114-a-proof-text-for-inerrancy-or-fallibility-of-the-old-testament
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Two

    The problem addressed in this article is the arbitration among the three alternative views of the conquest of Ai narrative summarized in Part One. This is accomplished by testing the correspondence between the narrative in question and the material...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3302-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-two
  • Location of Biblical Bethel and Ai Reconsidered

    For over a century most scholars have been agreed that the village of Beitin, north of Jerusalem, is the site of biblical Bethel. A large quantity of literature has been published based on this assumption. With such careful and painstaking work, much...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/about/founders-corner/2603-location-of-biblical-bethel-and-ai-reconsidered
  • Genocide in Canaan? Part II

    ABR has conducted extensive research on the historicity of the Conquest narratives of the Old Testament. Regularly, we receive inquiries about the moral and theological dimensions of these events. Committed Christians are often perplexed about how to...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/2578-genocide-in-canaan-part-ii
  • Historical Narrative and Truth in the Bible

    We must work with the literary as well as the historical dimensions of Biblical narrative. They cannot be separated into isolated compartments. Webster’s defines truth as “the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality.” With...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/2514-historical-narrative-and-truth-in-the-bible
  • Mary's Magnificat: The Mercy of God

    I would like to tell you a story that is true. I am not making it up... I would like to tell you a story that the tabloids would love to put in print. If they did, however, they would distort and twist the account. But unlike the tabloids, the story I...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2475-marys-magnificat-the-mercy-of-god
  • Abortion and the Ancient Practice of Child Sacrifice

    The Winter 2012 issue of Bible and Spade may be the most important issue we have ever produced. It is dedicated to the subject of child sacrifice in the ancient world and Israel, and modern day abortion. In conjunction with the release of this issue,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/2243-abortion-and-the-ancient-practice-of-child-sacrifice
  • Psalm 63: Longing to Worship the LORD While in the Wilderness

    Let's be honest, we do not live in a perfect world, nor is our homeland Paradise. There is a Millennial Kingdom coming when King Jesus will rule from Jerusalem with justice and righteousness, but that day is still in the future. We live in the nasty,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/2606-psalm-63-longing-to-worship-the-lord-while-in-the-wilderness
  • A Typical Israelite Community in the OT Period

    When we study the OT, we need to bridge a number of cultural gaps. One such gap is the significant difference in the structure of the agricultural communities. Typically, rural America has consisted of farmers living on sizable parcels of land divided...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/judges-united-monarchy/2648-a-typical-israelite-community-in-the-ot-period
  • Evidence for Inerrancy from a Second Unexpected Source: The Jubilee and Sabbatical Cycles

    In chapter 25 of Leviticus, the people were commanded to start counting the years on their entrance into Canaan. After six years of normal farming, the seventh year was to be a Sabbath rest for the land, reminiscent of the command to remember the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/2662-evidence-for-inerrancy-from-a-second-unexpected-source-the-jubilee-and-sabbatical-cycles
  • The Name Yahweh in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts

    It is generally accepted that the term Shasu means nomads or Bedouin people, referring primarily to the nomadic or semi-nomadic peoples of Syria-Palestine. There are two significant hieroglyphic references in New Kingdom period texts to an area called...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/3233-the-name-yahweh-in-egyptian-hieroglyphic-texts
  • What is Man?

    Nearly 3000 years ago David, king and Psalmist of Israel, puzzled over this question. Today that question still grips the minds of men. Theologians and anthropologists propose answers which could hardly be more diverse. On one hand we are told that man...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/investigating-origins/3207-what-is-man
  • David Rohl's Revised Egyptian Chronology: A View From Palestine

    David Rohl purports to have produced a better correlation between the findings of archaeology and the Bible by revising Egyptian chronology. Rohl, however, cannot so easily be brushed aside... This article was first published in the Summer 2001 issue...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3196-david-rohls-revised-egyptian-chronology-a-view-from-palestine
  • New Light on the Book of Daniel from the Dead Sea Scrolls

    This article was originally published by Dr. Hasel in 1992, and was reproduced in Bible and Spade with permission. Though the article is 20 years old, it has still significant information about the Book of Daniel found amongst the Dead Seas Scrolls....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/divided-kingdom/3193-new-light-on-the-book-of-daniel-from-the-dead-sea-scrolls
  • The Manger and the Inn

    Our understanding of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus are usually formed by our exposure to the traditional Christmas story. Upon further examination of the Biblical references, archaeological evidence and 1st century cultural context, the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2803-the-manger-and-the-inn
  • Rick Lanser

    Rick Lanser earned a B.S. degree in medical technology in 1976 from Penn State University, while finding time to spend two years as a student manager of the Penn State football team under coach Joe Paterno. After subsequently working for two years in...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/staffabr/4275-rick-lanser
  • Finding That Which Has Been Lost

    Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, 'I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the LORD.' - 2 Kings 22:8 Will you help us find that which has been lost? Dear Friend of Associates for Biblical Research, As I sat down to read...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/4210-finding-that-which-has-been-lost

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