The following articles are related to the topic of ARCHAEOLOGY

Ron Wyatt, the “Indiana Jones” of the SDA Church

Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a nurse-anesthetist in a hospital in Madison, Tennessee. At the age of 27 he saw a picture in Life Magazine of the Durupinar site - a large natural, boat-shaped formation - in eastern Turkey. Feverish speculation circulated that this could be the residue of Noah's Ark. This sparked Wyatt's interest, and was the beginning of a ... read more »

Prince of Egypt — The Movie

In 1999, Prince of Egypt opened in theaters across the country. Because it differed so widely from the usual movie fare of sex and violence, this production received high acclaim-even from religious figures like Billy Graham, James Dobson, Robert Schuller, and others. Supposedly, it is based upon the life of Moses and was produced under the guidance of over six ... read more »

Is the Bible True?

The October 25th edition (1999) of U. S. News & World Report carried a sensational cover story titled "Is The Bible True?" The sub-caption declared: "New discoveries offer surprising support for key moments in the Scriptures." The article was actually an excerpt from author Jeffrey Sheler's new book, Is The Bible True? Sheler is a senior writer for U. S. ... read more »

Another Voice from the Tomb

In another article , we published a brief article which contained details concerning a recent (and truly remarkable) discovery in Jerusalem. It was that of a stone bone-box (called an ossuary) that contained this inscription: "James, the son of Joseph, the brother of Jesus." The discovery has been dated at about A.D. 63. In our earlier piece, using several news ... read more »

Does the Old Testament Condemn Tattoos?

"So many young people are getting tattoos these days. In Leviticus 19:28, the Bible says: 'Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you; I am the Lord.' Would not this passage condemn having a tattoo?" One must be very careful about trying to use Old Testament passages as proof-texts for ... read more »

A New Torah: “Tree of Death”

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which purportedly represents some 1.5 million "conservative Jews" in the U.S., issued a new edition of the "Torah." The term "Torah" has an elastic meaning in modern Judaism. In its narrowest sense, it alludes to the first five books of the Old Testament. In a broader sense, it connotes "the total content of God's ... read more »

Bible Accuracy

Robert Utley is one of today's leading historians of Old West lore. In his book, Lone Star Justice , he chronicles the history of the Texas Rangers from 1823 to 1910. In the Preface to his book, Utley points out that many who have attempted to portray the activity of America's frontier days have not been diligent in getting their ... read more »

What Was that “Light” before the Sun (Genesis 1:3)?

"In Genesis 1:3, the Old Testament records that God said: 'Let there be light.'Since the sun, moon, and stars were not made until the fourth day (1:14-16), what was the nature of the 'light' mentioned in verse 3?" The Bible student must deduce that the "light" of Genesis 1:3 was not that which subsequently (three days later) emanated from the ... read more »

The Accuracy of the Book of Acts

Liberal critics of the Bible have frequently alleged that Acts is not a reliable document from the standpoint of history. F. C. Baur (1792-1860) of Germany popularized this view more than a century ago. This notion, however, has been thoroughly discredited. Sir William Ramsay (1851-1939), a British scholar, initially questioned the historicity of Acts, but after years of literally digging ... read more »

Did Isaiah Prophesy the Virgin Birth of Christ?

"Does Isaiah 7:14 contain a prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? Some suggest that Isaiah's statement refers to a 'young woman' (not necessarily a 'virgin') of his day, who would conceive and give birth to a child, and that this event would be a sign to Hezekiah. It is then further said that Matthew took that text and ... read more »