Top 10 Discoveries of Old Testament Biblical Archaeology

Cyrus Cylinder Display

10. THE CYRUS CYLINDER Date of Artifact: 6th century BCE Location of Creation: Persia Date of Finding: 1879 Location Found: Iraq Biblical passages related: Isaiah 44:28 | Ezra 1:1-4 | 2 Chronicles | 36:22-23 | Ezra 6:4-5 | Daniel 10:1 | Daniel 6:28 The Cyrus Cylinder dates from the 6th century BCE and was discovered … Read more

The Bible Unearthed – Book Review

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I initially discovered The Bible Unearthed, when searching the Ashland Seminary Library for resources that might help me with some research on Akkadian archaeology from the same time period as our OT time periods. It did not really help me that much with my research paper but the second chapter on the Exodus archaeology was so … Read more

Breaking Archaeology News! – First Philistine Cemetery Ever Discovered

Philistine Skull discovered in Ashkelon

As reported by The Times of Israel, Archaeologists digging at the southern coastal city of Ashkelon announced Sunday the discovery of the first cemetery belonging to the ancient Israelites’ dreaded and shadowy nemeses, the Philistines. The discovery of a sizable cemetery, with over 210 individuals, at a site conclusively linked to the Philistines, was a … Read more