Articles about Archaeology

Because Christianity is based in historical evidence, archaeology is an important tool that establishes the reliability of the Bible and the truth of Christianity. As more evidence is found by professionals in the field, Christianity gains ground as a faith that reflects reality, rather than subjective myths.

Billions of Missing Links: Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain

Did you know there are no fossils with blowholes? As we learn more about biology, the numbers of missing evolutionary links have skyrocketed. Every new discovery brings many more questions than answers, and ever more evidence that blind evolution cannot explain the origin of life’s astonishingly sophisticated biological designs. Audio, 14:08.

Sisera v. Deborah: Evidence for the Biblical Account

In Judges 4 and 5 we read about a battle Israelite prophet Deborah led an army of 10,000 against Sisera’s iron chariots and much larger army. The Israelites defeated the Canaanites, and Sisera was killed in his sleep by Jael, who drove a tent peg through his head. The evidence appears to be strong.

Historical Objects that Help Tell the Story of Easter

Both Christians and skeptics alike are interested in extra-biblical evidence for accounts found in Scripture. Of particular interest are bits of evidence for the life and death of Jesus. Here we see how the Pilate Stone and the Alexamenos Graffito add credibility to the events.

Museum of the Bible: Dead Sea Scroll Symposium 2020

The Dead Sea Scrolls, together, are a very important archaeological find. Among other things, they help establish the accuracy of the transmission of the Old Testament over time. However, studying such ancient documents can be very challenging. Video, 2:48:39

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

Skeptics of Christianity often suggest that Jesus may not have existed. Extra-biblical evidence is especially helpful. Both Tacitus and Josephus mention Jesus, and this article outlines the evidence.

Excavators discover 3,800-year-old biblical fortress in City of David

After a 15-year dig, archaeologists in Israel have uncovered an ancient Canaanite fortress that dates back to the time of David and Solomon. It's believed to have protected the Gihon spring, described in the Book of Kings as the location of King Solomon’s anointing.

3,000-Year-Old Hebrew Inscription Discovered

A Hebrew inscription on a jar unearthed at Tel Abel Beth Macaah may resolve a long-running dispute about the extent of Israelite territory in the 9th-century B.C.E. Written in Hebrew, the inscription reads “belonging to Benaiyo.”