The following articles are related to the topic of ARCHAEOLOGY

Nebuchadnezzar and Archaeology

Nebuchadnezzar II reigned as king over the Babylonian Empire from 605-562 B.C. He was the son of Nabopolassar, founder of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 625 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar plays a prominent role in the history of the Israelite people. He is mentioned numerous times in nine different Old Testament books. This monarch's defeat of Pharaoh Neco at Carchemish (about sixty miles ... read more »

Chicago’s Oriental Institute – Biblical Archaeology

Chicago's Oriental Institute was founded in 1919 under the leadership of James H. Breasted. Breasted (1865-1935) was a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago, having been appointed Professor of Egyptology and Oriental History in 1905. He was widely known for his acquisitions of ancient treasures on behalf of the Institute (though somewhat controversial at times, due to ... read more »

Archaeology and the Book of Jeremiah

The Old Testament book of Jeremiah is a powerful document in many respects.It records the ministry of a great prophet whose heart was broken by the rebellion of his people, the Hebrews (Jer. 9:1).The book reveals his valiant attempt to bring these wicked Israelites to repentance, and finally, it contains the prophet's warning of the judgment that was to be ... read more »

Does Archaeology Prove that Baptism May Be Administered by Sprinkling?

Those who practice ritualistic "sprinkling" as a substitute for water immersion, commonly allege that "baptism," from the very commencement of the Christian age, was implemented either by immersion, pouring, or sprinkling. They claim that ancient literary references, together with modern archaeological discoveries, support this diversity. Will this assertion stand up under the test of critical scholarship? First, it must be ... read more »

Jesus’ Prophecy and the Destruction of the Temple

A skeptic recently claimed that Jesus' prophecy regarding the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem has proved false.Note the following text: "And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered and said unto them, 'You see all of these ... read more »

Daniel 3:6ff – Did They Really Burn People?

Every Bible student is familiar with the Old Testament narrative concerning Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - the Hebrew lads who refused to worship the Babylonian image of gold during the days of the Captivity Era (see Daniel, chapter 3). As a result of archaeological discoveries, several bits of information have come to light which demonstrate the accuracy of the book ... read more »

The Saga of Ancient Jericho

After having spent forty hard years in the wilderness of Sinai, the children of Israel were stationed on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, just north of the Dead Sea. The challenge was now before them; they were to take the land of Canaan which Jehovah had promised to Abraham five centuries earlier. The first obstacle in Israel's path ... read more »

A Tough Journalist Looks at the Case for Christ

Lee Strobel holds a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. He is also the former legal editor of the Chicago Tribute. For much of his life Strobel was an atheist. God, to him, was a development of ancient mythology. Man, he believed, was the product of evolution. The Bible was false. Then something happened. In 1979, ... read more »

Reports of Evidence for the Genesis Flood

A fascinating piece appeared in the U.S. News & World Report authored by Michael Satchell (2000, 38). The article was titled, "An enduring mystery - Evidence points to a flood of biblical proportions." The essay called attention to an amazing archaeological discovery beneath the surface of the Black Sea, a massive body of water (170,000 square miles-greater in size than ... read more »

The Jesus Ossuary Inscription

James, the brother of Jesus, is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, says that on a visit to Jerusalem, he saw "James, the Lord's brother" (Gal. 1:19). Matthew mentions James, along with Christ's other half-siblings (Mt. 13:55-56). Following his resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to James (1 Cor. 15:7). James was ... read more »