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  • A Critical Analysis of the Evidence from Ralph Hawkins for a Late-Date Exodus-Conquest

    Ralph Hawkins sidesteps the insurmountable problems associated with a late-date exodus-conquest and offers five arguments which he suggests may open up the possibility of a renewed consideration of the Late Date Exodus-Conquest as a viable choice for...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3103-a-critical-analysis-of-the-evidence-from-ralph-hawkins-for-a-latedate-exodusconquest
  • An Army of Straw Men: Responding to Ronald Hendel

    In the July/August 2010 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, a disturbing and highly prejudicial, anti-Christian column was published. The main thrust of this article aims directly and antagonistically at Christian scholars who hold to any form of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/2623-an-army-of-straw-men-responding-to-ronald-hendel
  • Is there Archaeological Evidence for the Tower of Babel?

    It is the southern Mesopotamian backdrop that provides the basis for studying the account in light of what is known of the culture and history of Mesopotamia. One of the immediate results of that perspective is firm conviction that the tower that...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/2695-is-there-archaeological-evidence-for-the-tower-of-babel
  • Making Sense of the Days of Peleg

    Some very popular books today, such as Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods , examine the evidence for a 'mysterious' civilization in the ancient past. Among other indicators, this widespread culture left behind megalithic ('large stone')...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/flood/2887-making-sense-of-the-days-of-peleg
  • The Discovery of the Sin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

    When the archaeological, geographical and epigraphic evidence is reviewed in detail, it is clear that the infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have now been found. What is more, this evidence demonstrates that the Bible provides an accurate eyewitness...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/2364-the-discovery-of-the-sin-cities-of-sodom-and-gomorrah
  • 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 So-Called Jesus Family Tomb 'Rediscovered' in Jerusalem

    On Monday morning, February 26, 2007, I heard this opening statement by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today show: "Is this the tomb of Jesus? A shocking new claim that an ancient burial place may have housed the bones of Christ and a son. This morning a Today...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/2722-the-socalled-jesus-family-tomb-rediscovered-in-jerusalem
  • 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
  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Part 2

    And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty, and your faith is also empty' (1 Cor 15:14). For Christians the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of our faith. Apart from the resurrection, there is no gospel, no good...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3083-the-historicity-of-the-resurrection-of-jesus-christ-part-2
  • A Biblical Understanding of Personhood Based on Genesis 2:7

    At the core of the issues regarding the decisions to terminate life, whether in the unborn or terminally diagnosed, is the issue of 'personhood'. The decisions are often troubling and the overall issue has generated much confusion for caregivers and an...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/2651-a-biblical-understanding-of-personhood-based-on-genesis-27
  • Book Review: The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament

    actually be found in ANE literature, even though their expression today is more complex and sophisticated (p. 294). The origin of life is of prime interest to the modern day evolutionary scientist. The ancients also grappled with the same basic...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/book-reviews/2776-book-review-the-genesis-creation-account-and-its-reverberations-in-the-old-testament
  • How Acts and Galatians Indicate the Date of the Crucifixion

    For quite a long time there has been an active debate amongst scholars devoted to the study of New Testament chronology concerning the date of the Crucifixion. Some say 30 AD, others 33 AD, and a minority have suggested other years. It might all seem...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/the-daniel-9-24-27-project/4361-how-acts-and-galatians-indicate-the-date-of-the-crucifixion
  • A Fuzzy Theology of Beginnings: Book Review

    The following is a review of the book In the Beginning... We Misunderstood , written by Dr. Johnny Miller and Dr. John Soden. This book presents an 'Old-Earth Creationist' view of origins, contrary to ISBR's [and ABR’s] 'Young-Earth Creationist' view....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/3081-a-fuzzy-theology-of-beginnings-book-review
  • Review of 'The Human Faces of God' by Thom Stark

    Michael Warren reviews the book, 'The Human Faces of God', by Thom Stark. Warren's incisive analysis demolishes typical arguments advanced against the Bible and the Christian Faith. I first learned of Thom Stark’s book[1] from Frank Schaeffer’s blog at...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/2635-review-of-the-human-faces-of-god-by-thom-stark
  • Setting the Record Straight on the Primeval Chronology of the Septuagint (Part 2)

    Editorial note : This article has been published in the Fall 2018 issue of Bible and Spade in electronic form only, and not in print. Download the complete PDF. II. Analysis and Discussion 1. The Rabbinic Deflation of the MT’s Primeval Chronology After...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/biblical-chronologies/4356-setting-the-record-straight-on-the-primeval-chronology-of-the-septuagint-part-2
  • How the Passover Illuminates the Date of the Crucifixion

    This is the first in an ongoing series of articles on Messianic chronology centered around understanding the "Seventy Weeks" prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. In this article we will focus on the Passover and its impact on the day we choose for the date of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/the-daniel-9-24-27-project/4360-how-the-passover-illuminates-the-date-of-the-crucifixion
  • The Documentary Hypothesis

    The time has long passed for scholars of every theological persuasion to recognize that the Graf-Wellhausen theory, as a starting point for continued research, is dead. The Documentary Hypothesis and the arguments that support it have been effectively...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/2328-the-documentary-hypothesis
  • Genocide in Canaan? Part I

    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/2303-genocide-in-canaan-part-i
  • Hittites and Hethites: A Proposed Solution to an Etymological Conundrum

    The presence of Hittites in the narratives of Israelite beginnings is thus rhetorical and ideological rather than historical.' -John Van Seters. The appearance of the term 'Hittites' in English Bible translations has been an apologetic, archaeological...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/divided-kingdom/2796-hittites-and-hethites-a-proposed-solution-to-an-etymological-conundrum
  • The Philistines Enter Canaan: Were They Egyptian Lackeys or Invading Conquerors?

    At very beginning of the 12th century B.C. - the beginning of the period archaeologists call Iron Age I - the Sea Peoples swept out of the Aegean to make their appearance in the archeological record and in ancient literary references. The Philistines...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/judges-united-monarchy/2430-the-philistines-enter-canaan-were-they-egyptian-lackeys-or-invading-conquerors

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