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Can ancient light be shed on modern issues of interpretation? The Qumran scrolls contain the most ancient surviving interpretations of the Genesis Flood. Several first-century BC manuscripts talk about the Flood and confirm our current understanding of a global, catastrophic flood in Noah’s day. The Qumran scrolls confirm that we can trust God’s Word.
Archaeologists once boasted that the Bible was full of errors because no independent, historic evidence had been found to confirm the Bible’s claims. But a slew of astounding discoveries has put a damper on their boasting. - Archaeology provides us with fascinating and amazing affirmations of Scripture’s accuracy and trustworthiness.
From an evolutionary perspective, most people today believe that ancient man originally communicated with grunts, and then over time went from making “primitive” items (e.g., stone tools) to working with bronze and iron. However, the evidence confirms humans have been highly intelligent from the beginning and could quickly gain knowledge to create sophisticated technology.
The Bible’s history gives far fewer years before Abraham than the ancient histories of other cultures, such as the king lists of the Sumerians and the Egyptians. However, it seems that priests and writers of these other histories purposely stretched their dates and histories, perhaps to show that their own culture was superior to all others.
People often appeal to Egyptian chronologies as proof that man predates the biblical 6,000 years. But Egyptology, when properly understood, confirms the Bible!
Ancient man, far from being the commonly perceived illiterate brute, was a genius. Some of his ancient technologies still confound historians today.
Archaeology provides us with fascinating and amazing affirmations of Scripture’s accuracy and trustworthiness.
Perhaps Lamech ruled over much of the pre-Flood world, and he gave his sons control over these various industries.
God has vindicated His Word, and His Book is a genuine writing, with prophecies and revelation that must be taken seriously.
While archaeological evidence does suggest the economic importance of camels in the ancient world, the ultimate battle is the observer’s presuppositions regarding God and His Word.
What if you could go back in time to visit one of the first settlements after Babel?
A literate foundation for ancient Jerusalem
Archaeologists uncover evidence of early cultivation and crop storage throughout the Fertile Crescent.
For decades secular archaeologists have dismissed the Bible’s account of Joshua’s battle at Ai. But what if they’re looking in the wrong place?
Since their discovery, the Dead Sea Scrolls have amazed scholars by their priceless insights into the preservation and proper understanding of God’s infallible Word.
We’re familiar with many of the debates regarding Israel, but what about neighboring Jordan?
A recent paper in a scientific journal purports to scratch away at the popular creationist claim that various rock impressions in Utah look like dinosaurs.
International intrigue, ancient symbols and codes, flash floods in remote archaeological sites, a 2,000-year-old buried secret, and the truth about early Christianity: are they all plot elements of the latest blockbuster page-turner?
What do pyramids and ziggurats left by civilizations tell us about the families who left Babel?
Which Was the First Nation?
Archaeologists in Israel have excavated artifacts thought to be from an ancient pagan temple.
Once again, a bit of biblical history has been matched up with an archaeological finding.
The discovery of how to make fire—was it a turning point in human history?
It may not seem like a discovery of biblical proportions, but a clay seal found in Israel adds yet another physical connection between the Bible and the present.
An ancient stone tablet covered with Hebrew text has created a “quiet stir” in biblical and archaeological circles, reports the New York Times.
Ancient textiles found in a tomb in Central America “rival modern textiles in their complexity and quality,” reports National Geographic News.
An ancient clay tablet may describe an eyewitness account of an asteroid impact—an impact said to have inspired the biblical account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
A stone seal discovered in Jerusalem bears a name mentioned in the Old Testament and is yet another connection between archaeology and the Bible.
A wall mentioned in Nehemiah—but thought by some archaeologists not to exist—has been found, according to an Israeli archaeologist.
An ancient seal discovered in 1964 has been confirmed as belonging to the notorious Queen Jezebel, according to an Old Testament scholar.
Workers have discovered artifacts on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that date to the First Jewish Temple period, from the eighth to the sixth centuries BC.
Assyriologist Michael Jursa, a visiting professor at the British Museum, came upon a Bible name on one of the museum’s 130,000 Assyrian cuneiform tablets.
Recently, AiG responded to an Archaeology magazine article listing AiG on the top of their ‘pseudoarchaeological’ sites list. Here, we give AiG reader responses.
The latest issue of Archaeology (May–June 2003) slams ‘Pseudoscience in Cyberspace’ and puts AiG at the top of its list of pseudoarchaeological’ sites.
A spectacular discovery has been made—an ossuary on which was inscribed, in Aramaic, the words ‘James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.’
Archaeological challenges to the historicity of the Bible are the latest 'fad.'
It’s easy to be confused by the word ‘conservative’ in the title Conservative Judaism.
Fascinating recent discoveries reveal something unusual happened to the ancient city of Jericho.
Quote from Dr Clifford Wilson, formerly director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology
“I read the beautiful clay tablets from Sumer and the Akkadian writing, which is hard to master. I had the joy of reading inscriptions on stone from the time before the flood.”
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