Some rejoice over discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls or the James Ossuary because they help to authenticate the Bible. Others rejoice because they aid scholars and theologians in understanding the cultural context surrounding biblical events and teachings. While archaeological discoveries do not come without their controversy, our understanding of the Bible, both its content and context, continues to expand thanks to the study of these finds.
Biblical Archaeology's Dusty Little Secret
The James bone box controversy reveals the politics beneath the science
Did the Exodus Never Happen?
How two Egyptologists are countering scholars who want to turn the Old Testament into myth.
Archaeology's Rebel: Bible in One Hand, Spade in the Other
Eilat Mazar is unafraid to claim archaeological finds of biblical proportions.
- Israeli Academics Question Archaeological DiscoveriesAnd other news briefs from around the world.Français
- Wanted: More Christians to Dig in IsraelNew tourism initiatives recruit vacationers to volunteer for archaeological excavations.
- Grave Excavation Begins at One of the Oldest Black Churches in the USFounded by an enslaved minister in 1776, the historic Baptist site had been covered by a museum parking lot.
- Archaeologists Uncover First-Known Depictions of Jael and DeborahThe ancient mosaics, identified by the biblical heroine’s telltale tent stake, were discovered during a synagogue excavation in Galilee.
- How Bible Scholars and Treasure Hunters Unearthed Modern JerusalemThey were looking for the past. They created the present.español
- Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2021Evidence of Herod’s green thumb, Roman crucifixion methods, and Philistine bananas add to our understanding of the world of the Bible.Português简体中文Indonesian繁體中文русский
- Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby LobbyDirk Obbink has lost a federal lawsuit over the fraudulent sale of Gospel fragments.
- How Archaeologists Are Finding the Signatures of Bible Kings, Ancient Villains, and Maybe a ProphetWet sifting brings us closer than ever to the world of Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Hezekiah.español简体中文繁體中文
- Archaeologists Uncover One of America’s Oldest Black Church BuildingsThe Virginia congregation, began by free and enslaved Blacks, dates back to 1776.
- Sodom Destroyed by Meteor, Scientists Say. Biblical Archaeologists Not Convinced.Naturalistic explanation for biblical miracle doesn’t resolve questions of chronology at Tall el-Hammam excavation in Jordan.