Is the Shroud of Turin the burial shroud of Jesus? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Ben Witherington III to learn more about the perspective that considers this burial shroud an authentic first century artifact.
Some think that the ancient Israelites were nearly identical to their cultural neighbors, while others claim they were completely different. How similar were they to their neighbors, really? Dr. Bill Arnold outlines the differences and similarities, showing a biblical picture of a nation that lived in the world, but was not of the world.
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.
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.
In the rubble that filled the Jerusalem streets following the 1967 Six-Day War, archaeologists scrambled to see what the bombs had unearthed before the bulldozers came through and smoothed over the past once again. One
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.