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Archareology is one of the greatest proofs of the truth of the Bible
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Bible Scholars Say 'Jesus Had a Wife' Papyrus Scrap Is Worthless

Bible Scholars Say 'Jesus Had a Wife' Papyrus Scrap Is Worthless | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
Prominent New Testament scholars are saying this week that it is time to put to rest an infamous papyrus that suggests Jesus Christ had a wife.
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The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books

The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes from some Hollywood movie, or maybe a TV show. Anyw...

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Amenhotep II and the Historicity of the Exodus Pharaoh

Amenhotep II and the Historicity of the Exodus Pharaoh | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
The present in-depth work examines the trustworthiness of Biblical history by using the Hebrew exodus from Egypt as a test case. More specifically, an examination of the exodus-pharaoh’s life will reveal whether Biblical history can be harmonized and synchronized with Egyptian history, and whether Biblical chronology is clear and trustworthy when relevant passages are interpreted literally. The need for evaluating the former premise is that many Egyptologists are leading the charge to deny the veracity of the exodus, attempting to persuade Biblical scholars and the Christian populace at large that the exodus never actually occurred...
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Major Artifact Confirms Biblical Account

Major Artifact Confirms Biblical Account | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
The Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) announces the discovery of an Egyptian scarab, dated to around the time period of the book of Joshua in the Bible. Rated the #1 Bible archaeology discovery of 2013 by Christianity Today.
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Though men and women of faith need no such "confirmation" of the truth of the Word of God, we live in an age that is permeated with skepticism and doubt concerning the Bible. This is remarkable because archaeology has consistently proven the historical reliability of the Holy Bible. None are so blind as those who will not see! 

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Shard Shows Written Language at Jerusalem When David Ruled - Answers in Genesis

Shard Shows Written Language at Jerusalem When David Ruled - Answers in Genesis | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
A literate foundation for ancient Jerusalem
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Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel

Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there
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Existence of Babylonian official mentioned in the book of Jeremiah confirmed in cuneiform tablet!

Existence of Babylonian official mentioned in the book of Jeremiah confirmed in cuneiform tablet! | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
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Whilst examining a small clay tablet with a Babylonian cuneiform inscription, Michael Jursa discovered something interesting. The document is dated to the 10th year of Nebuchadnezzar II (595 BC). It names a Babylonian officer, Nebo-Sarsekim, who according to chapter 39 of the Book of Jeremiah was present at the siege of Jerusalem in 587 BC with Nebuchadnezzar himself. The tablet thus confirms the historical existence of the Biblical figure. Evidence from non-Biblical sources for individuals named in the Bible other than kings is incredibly rare.

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The Genesis of Brewing

The Genesis of Brewing | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
This Babylonian cylinder seal from Ur (c. 2600 B.C.E.) shows two people drinking beer out of a jar using straws.
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Possible Human Artifact Found in Coal

Possible Human Artifact Found in Coal | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
A resident of Vladivostok, which is sandwiched between China, North Korea, and the Sea of Japan, was adding ordinary coal to a fire when he noticed a shiny metal object peeking through a piece of the friable black rock.1 The portion that protruded...
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The Archaeology News Network: Three triceratops skeletons found in Wyoming

The Archaeology News Network: Three triceratops skeletons found in Wyoming | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
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Submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists

Submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
TIBERIAS, Israel — The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal...
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Once again we are glimpsing the genius of ancient man....The authors conclude the structure is man-made, made of stones that originated nearby, and it weighs about 60,000 tons. The authors write it “is indicative of a complex, well-organized society, with planning skills and economic ability.”

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Putting Heads Together

Properly piecing together a rare early human skull (12,000 to 15,000 years old!) is a difficult task, but Robert Martin and JP Brown are pioneering the usage...
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You need to watch this video. This skull was discovered in France in the early 1900's. You need to listen to what JP Brown says very carefully...

 

Concerning the original reconstruction, it is said,

 

"what we don't like about the present reconstruction of the skull is that it seems to have been produced self consciously to look Neanderthal. The brow ridge is very heavy. The orbits very narrow. They've done everything possible to make it look as brutish and primitive as they can. And the problem is, it just doesn't look anatomically modern...the more you look at it, the more you like say, 'No.'

 

After some enhanced imaging techniques with CT scanners and forensic specialists, they reconstruct the skull again and come out with a very modern looking woman.

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Mysterious stone structure found beneath Sea of Galilee

Mysterious stone structure found beneath Sea of Galilee | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
By Owen JarusLiveScience A giant
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There is so much yet undiscovered in the land of Israel. This is going to be an interesting excavation.

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Remarkable inscription of a Seven Years' Famine, on the IsLand of Sehel (1st cataract)--Egypt. (88)

Remarkable inscription of a Seven Years' Famine, on the IsLand of Sehel (1st cataract)--Egypt. (88) | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
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Remarkable inscription of a Seven Years Famine on an island in the Nile, Egypt “The inscription before us is on an island in the very middle of the river. The channel of the Nile for a distance of five miles is filled with the granite islands which cause the cataract. “The rocks on these islands are covered with inscriptions. They form the most ancient and most interesting visitor’s book in the world.... Century after century and dynasty after dynasty from 2600 B.C. onward through Roman times, kings and nobles, scribes and officers have left their record here. 

“The inscription before us purports to be an official communication from King Zoser of the third dynasty, addressed to a prince of Elephantine, telling the latter of the king’s great anxiety because the Nile had not risen and there had been no inundation for seven years. Unable to account for this, the king had summoned to his presence one of the great wise men, Imhotep by name, and had questioned him regarding the gods of the Nile, who controlled its sources and the inundation. The wise man consulted his books and returned to the king with a report that the god Khnum was the controlling divinity at the cataract whence (according to Egyptian belief) the inundation came.... The king, overjoyed, ordered a sacrifice to be offered to the cataract god, and that night in a dream Khnum appeared to him and promised to cause the regular and unfailing rise of the Nile thereafter.

“This seven years’ failure of the Nile occured probably some 1,200 or 1,300 years before the time of Joseph, but it is interesting to find that such an occurrence was not an impossibility, in time long before the Hebrews ever saw Egypt.” (From “Egypt Through the Stereoscope,” by James H. Breasted, Ph.D., with twenty patent maps and plans. Copyright Underwood & Underwood.)
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Mummy Wrapped in Mark?

Mummy Wrapped in Mark? | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
SCIENCE | A mummy mask may have been hiding the oldest copy of the Gospel of Mark yet found
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Is It Time to Throw Away Your Bible? King David and Solomon: Men or Myths? Part One

Is It Time to Throw Away Your Bible? King David and Solomon: Men or Myths? Part One | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
Liberal scholars and biblical minimalists continually question the historical existence of David and Solomon as kings of Israel. See the ABR staff discuss th...
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The modern science of archaeology, which began in the mid-1800’s, has revolutionized our knowledge of the ancient Biblical world. Many archaeological discoveries relate directly to Scripture and confirm the historicity of the Biblical record.

 

Associates for Biblical Research exists to serve the global Church of Jesus Christ through ministries that affirm and promote the full authority, reliability and inerrancy of the Scriptures.

 

I appreciate the work of this group.

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6 significant discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2013 - The christianmessenger

6 significant discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2013 - The christianmessenger | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
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6 significant discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2013

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Israeli team claims to have found King David's palace

Israeli team claims to have found King David's palace | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
Cultic objects and lack of pig remains in ancient site near Jerusalem leads to disputed claim involving biblical king
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Use Caution in these types of announcements.....there have been similar claims in the past that proved Bogus.

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Genocide in Canaan? Part I

Genocide in Canaan? Part I | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
ABR has conducted extensive research on the historicity of the Conquest narratives of the Old Testament. Regularly, we receive inquiries about the moral and theological dimensions of these events.
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I preached a sermon recently on "How Could A Loving God......" This message deals with some of the same issues found in this article.....A wrong view of God has been promulgated to our young people picturing him as cruel and vindictive. One popular atheist calls him, among other blasphemous things, "a bully".....Faithful Christians need to help correct this error.

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Despite secrecy, interest builds around mysterious First Temple find outside Bethlehem

Despite secrecy, interest builds around mysterious First Temple find outside Bethlehem | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
A 2,800-year-old pillar discovered by a tour guide under a Palestinian orchard points to major construction dating from Biblical times. So why isn’t it being excavated?
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Temple Times Pillar - A carved pillar discovered near Bethlehem may be linked to the Biblical King of  Kings, David himself, or perhaps validate the scope of wise Solomon's majestic  kingdom.

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Was This 300-Million-Year-Old Machine Part Left Behind By Ancient ETs?

Was This 300-Million-Year-Old Machine Part Left Behind By Ancient ETs? | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
The Earth was so young 300 million years ago, the first land animals had yet to evolve into dinosaurs, most scientists believe.
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Archaeological evidence of a hydraulic system that provided water to the City of Mexico

Archaeological evidence of a hydraulic system that provided water to the City of Mexico | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
At the foot of the Chapultepec hill, specialists of the a href= http://www.inah.gob.mx target= _blank National Institute of Anthropology and Histor
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Those Enigmatic Neanderthals - Answers in Genesis

Those Enigmatic Neanderthals - Answers in Genesis | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
Young-earth creationists rightly consider that Neanderthals were human, but are divided on various issues.
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How about those Neanderthals?

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The Great Isaiah Scroll and the Original Bible: An Interview with Dr. Peter Flint

The Great Isaiah Scroll and the Original Bible: An Interview with Dr. Peter Flint | Newsworthy Notes - Archaeological Discoveries | Scoop.it
For over forty years, the Great Isaiah Scroll was under lock and key, deep underground in Jerusalem. In 2008, for the 60th anniversary of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, the Israel Antiquities Authority displayed the scroll.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls are the greatest find of our time. They.....confirm the accuracy of Scripture. Virtually every part of all 66 chapters of Isaiah are found in the Great Isaiah Scroll. Although I would declare that the Scriptures (The Holy Bible) are 100% pure (Flint declares 99%) I think that the Isaiah Scroll is a profound testimony to the preservation of the Word of God as found in the traditional Hebrew Masoretic Text (and thus the King James Version).

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