archaeology

December 31, 2014  (Source: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org)

From the translation of a Babylonian “Ark Tablet” to the resurfacing of a skeleton from Ur in a museum basement, 2014 was a year full of exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries and new interpretations. As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 finds that thrilled us in 2014.

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet
An Old Babylonian flood tablet translated by British Museum scholar Irving Finkel describes how to build a circular ark.

Qumran Phylacteries Reveal Nine New Dead Sea Scrolls
Yonatan Adler’s work revealed new phylacteries containing unopened tefillin Dead Sea Scrolls texts, confirming a continuity of Jewish practice over the past two millennia.

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David
An enormous 18th-century B.C.E. structure that isolates and protects the Gihon Spring is believed to be the fortress described in the Book of Samuel that King David later conquered.

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December 31, 2014

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014

December 31, 2014  (Source: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org) From the translation of a Babylonian “Ark Tablet” to the resurfacing of a skeleton from Ur in a museum basement, 2014 was […]
December 19, 2014

Possible 10th Century Davidic Seal Discovered

December 18, 2014 (Source: http://www.msstate.edu/web/media) STARKVILLE, Miss. — Six official clay seals found by a Mississippi State University archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer […]
December 8, 2014

9th Century Christian Anglo-Saxon Cross Carving Uncovered

December 08, 2014  (Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk) Looking for some natural stone for a rockery in his garden, John Wyatt thought he had found a bargain when he saw […]
November 29, 2014

Workers at Ancient Israelite Solomnic Mines “Ate Quite Well”

November 29, 2014  (Source: http://www.livescience.com) NFTU: Aside from the  remarks about  Solomon (whose historicity secular archaeologists such as Dever and Lemaire consider ‘trustworthy’) and  the issue […]