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Category: Archaeology

7 Quick Facts about the Tomb of Jesus

Last week, the shrine that houses the traditional site of Jesus’ burial was worked on for conservation efforts, and his alleged tomb site opened for the first time in centuries. Read these Seven Quick Facts about Jesus’ tomb.

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In Defense of Pagan Temples

Why does it matter that ISIS is going around destroying ancient pagan temples? Aren’t they better off destroyed anyway? Josh McNall shares why Christians should support the protection of ancient pagan sites.

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What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Brent A. Strawn answers, providing the archaeological background and historical details that make this what some have called the discovery of the century.

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Has the Site of Jesus' Baptism Been Discovered?

Has the site of Jesus’ baptism been discovered? In this video, Ben Witherington III shares about a new archaeological site where early Christians would go to get baptized. It is possible that this was a special site for the early church because it is also where Jesus was baptized by John.

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Archaeology and the Bible

So what is archaeology and why is it important for biblical studies? Such questions have enjoyed a recent revival, particularly in light of a few recent media blitzes in response to archaeological data that impacts how one views Scripture’s credibility and truthfulness. Archaeology deals with empirical data that illuminates history and can aid interpretation by illuminating realities that inform one’s understanding of the text.

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Archaeology and Biblical Studies: Digging for Context

Why visit the Holy Land? What does digging in dirt have to do with spirituality? Today, read about Kirk Taylor’s experience on an archaeological dig in the Holy Land. After returning recently, he reflected on his journey and shares some of those thoughts with us here.

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