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Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology

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Archaeological evidences proving the accuracy of the Bible
EGYPT AND THE BIBLE4TYRE AND THE BIBLE 9BABYLON AND THE BIBLE 10PETRA AND THE BIBLE12SAMARIA OSTRACA 14CUSTOMS AND LAWS OF NUZI 15EVIDENCE OF HEBREW KINGDOMS 17THE POOLS AT SILOAM 22THE MYSTERY OF EBLA TABLETS 24ATRAHASIS EPIC: FLOOD STORY 26GILGAMESH EPIC: FLOOD STORY 30SUMERIAN FLOOD STORY 32SUMERIAN KING LIST 33HAMMURABI CODE OF LAW 34CUNEIFORM TABLETS 35NEBO-SARSEKIM TABLET 36MERNEPTAH STELE 38PHARAOH MERNEPTAH STATUE 45ANCIENT BABYLONIA - NIMRUD 48KING ASHURNASIRPAL II 49SHALMANESER III 50SENNACHERIB KING OF ASSYRIA 52SENNACHERIB HEXAGONAL PRISM 55SHISHAK - THE KARNAK TEMPLE 56RAMESSES II 59AMENOPHIS II (THUTMOSE-III) 60MOABITE STONE 63OBELISK OF SHALMANESER 66HOUSE OF DAVID INSCRIPTION 68HOUSE OF YAHWEH OSTRACON 69IVORY POMEGRANATE 70
BEERSHEBA HORNED ALTAR
72BIBLICAL SODOM AND GOMORRAH 73LOCATION OF ZOAR 78
LACHISH
80LACHISH LETTERS 85THE CYRUS CYLINDER 87AMULET SCROLL 89
SEAL - JEROBOAM
90SEAL OF BARUCH 91PONTIUS PILATE INSCRIPTION 92
BIBLICAL COINS
93EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS 94APIS THE BULL GOD 95OSSUARY OF CAIAPHAS, HIGH PRIEST 97OSSUARY OF JAMES 100SAINT PETER'S TOMB 101BURIAL CAVE OF FIRST CHRISTIANS 103TOMB OF KING HEROD 107EKRON INSCRIPTION 110
 
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
112THE ARCH OF TITUS 113THE ARK OF NOAH 116JESUS CHRIST IN HISTORY 127ABRAHAM TAUGHT THE EGYPTIANS 130THE LUCY FRAUD 134HOMINIDS HOAXES 138CARBON-14 DATING 142BIBLICAL CHRONOLOGY 152THE ORIGIN OF ALL LANGUAGES 162THE RED SEA CROSSING 170
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Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Civilization
Biblical archaeology really begins with the Sumerian civilization of about 2500 BC. To date,numerous sites and artifacts have been uncovered that reveal a great deal about theancientMesopotamian culture. One of the most dramatic finds is the Sumerian King List, whichdates toapproximately 2100 BC. This collection of clay tablets and prisms is most exciting becauseitdivides the Sumerian kings into two categories; those who reigned before the "great flood"andthose who reigned after it. The lists are also dramatic because they include the ages of thekingsbefore and after the "great flood," which show the same phenomenal life span changesmentionedin the Bible. Actually, records of a global flood are found throughout most ancient cultures.For instance, the Epic of Gilgamesh from the ancient Babylonians contains an extensive floodstory.Discovered on clay tablets in locations such as Ninevah and Megiddo, the Epic evenincludes ahero who built a great ship, filled it with animals, and used birds to see if the water hadreceded(see Genesis 7-8). What has been discovered in biblical lands is strongly supportive of theBible.To date, over 25,000 sites in biblical lands have been discovered that verify the accuracy of theBible.
Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Law & Culture
Biblical archaeology continues with the great military civilizations of ancient Mesopotamiaandtheir ultimate impact on law and culture throughout the region. One significant find is theLawCode of Hammurabi, which is a seven foot tall, black diorite carving containing about 300laws of Babylon's King Hammurabi (Hammurapi). Dated to about 1750 BC, the Law Code containsmany
 
civil laws that are similar to those found in the first five books of the Bible. Another find attheancient city of 
Nuzi
near the Tigris River uncovered approximately 20,000 clay tablets.Datedbetween 1500 and 1400 BC, these cuneiform texts explain the culture and customs of thetime,many of which are similar to those found in the early books of the Bible.
Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Israel
Biblical archaeology then turns to the evidence for the early Israelites. The
MerneptahStele
(alsoknown as the Israel Stele) is an upright stone slab measuring over seven feet tall thatcontainscarved hieroglyphic text dating to approximately 1230 BC. The Egyptian stele describes themilitary victories of Pharaoh Merneptah and includes the earliest mention of "Israel" outsidetheBible. Although the specific battles covered by the stele are not included in the Bible, thesteleestablishes extra-biblical evidence that the Israelites were already living as a people inancientCanaan by 1230 BC. In addition to the Stele, a large wall picture was discovered in thegreat
Karnak Temple
of Luxor (ancient Thebes), which shows battle scenes between theEgyptiansand Israelites. These scenes have also been attributed to Pharaoh Merneptah and date toapproximately 1209 BC. The Karnak Temple also contains records of Pharaoh Shishak'smilitaryvictories about 280 years later. Specifically, the
Shishak Relief 
depicts Egypt's victory over KingRehoboam in about 925 BC, when Solomon's Temple in Judah was plundered. This is theexactevent mentioned in 1 Kings 14 and 2 Chronicles 12.Outside Egypt, we also discover a wealth of evidence for the early Israelites. The
MoabiteStone
(Mesha Stele) is a three-foot stone slab discovered near Dibon ,East of the Dead Sea, thatdescribes the reign of 
Mesha, King of Moab
, around 850 BC. According to Genesis 19, theMoabites were neighbors of the Israelites. The stele covers victories by
King Omri and Ahabof Israel against Moab
, and Mesha's later victories on behalf of Moab against King Ahab's
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descendants (2 Kings 3). The
Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser 
is a seven-foot, four-sidedpillar of basalt that describes the victories of King Shalmaneser III of Assyria. Dated to about 841BC, theObelisk was discovered in the ancient palace of Nimrud and shows Israel's King Jehukneelingbefore the Assyrian king in humble tribute (see 2 Kings 9-10).
Biblical Archaeology: The House of David and Solomon's Temple
Biblical archaeology covering ancient Israeli kings and culture received a huge lift in 1994when

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