Delve into the world of Biblical Archaeology with our comprehensive guide. 'Digging For the Truth' explores the intersection of faith and science, examining archaeological discoveries that confirm and illuminate the historical biblical narrative. This article provides insightful analysis and reflections on archaeological finds that bring the Bible's history to life, reinforcing its accuracy and reliability.

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Evidence From Ephesus For The Reliability of Scripture

Explore the archaeological evidence from Ephesus and discover how it confirms the reliability of Scripture. Ephesus, an ancient city of great historical and biblical significance, provides valuable insights into the world described in the Bible. Delve into the excavations, artifacts, and discoveries that shed light on the people, events, and teachings documented in Scripture. From the Temple of Artemis to the early Christian presence, uncover the compelling evidence that supports the trustworthiness of the Bible.

Introduction to Biblical Archaeology and the Dating of People, Places, and Events

Biblical Archaeology refers to the study of material culture and ancient artifacts in relation to the Bible and its historical context. This field of study encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, history, anthropology, and theology, and is concerned with understanding the historical, cultural, and social context of the Bible. The goal of Biblical archaeology is to provide a deeper understanding of the events, people, and places described in the Bible and to shed light on the historical accuracy and reliability of the biblical texts.

The Nativity: Bethlehem and the Birth of Jesus in the Archaeological Record

Delve into the fascinating world of biblical archaeology as we explore the historicity of the Nativity story. Discover the evidence unearthed in Bethlehem that sheds light on the birth of Jesus, from ancient artifacts to recently uncovered archaeological findings. Join us on a journey through time as we piece together the puzzle of the Nativity and explore the tangible connections between biblical accounts and the archaeological record.

Why Archaeology Matters for Understanding the New Testament

Archaeology has been an indispensable tool for studying the ancient world and understanding the historical and cultural context of the New Testament. By excavating and analyzing ancient sites and artifacts, archaeologists can shed light on the beliefs, practices, and daily life of the people who lived in the region during the period when the New Testament was written.


When one hears the name “Jericho” one naturally thinks of Israelites marching, trumpets sounding, and walls falling. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory that we enjoy reading and telling in Sunday School class, but did it really happen? The skeptic would say, 'no; it is merely a folk tale to explain the ruins at Jericho.' The reason for this negative outlook is the excavation carried out at the site in the 1950s under the direction of British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon. She concluded,

Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

Are you fascinated by the history and culture of the ancient world? Have you ever wondered what secrets and treasures lay buried beneath the sands of time? Look no further than the field of biblical archaeology! Join us as we delve into the methods and discoveries of these modern-day treasure hunters, uncovering new insights into the stories and people of the Bible. From the ruins of Jerusalem to the inscriptions of Mesopotamia, the past comes alive as we explore the fascinating world of biblical archaeology.

BIBLE BACKGROUND: The Middle Bronze Age in Mesopotamia and Egypt

After the collapse of urban civilization, powerful states reappeared beginning about 2000 B.C. In southern Mesopotamia the city-state of Ur had already gained control of the surrounding territory. Ur-Nammu, greatest king of the Third Dynasty of Ur (ca. 2113–2006 B.C.), erected a great ziggurat (temple tower) and encouraged art and literature.

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