Archaeology

Why We Dig: The Importance of Biblical Archaeology

"Archaeology reminds us of the 'earthiness' of the biblical accounts. As a field archaeologist at the site of Bethsaida, next to the Sea of Galilee, I oversaw the excavation area of the New Testament/Roman domestic quarter. Not only did we uncover some of the houses from that time, but we found lots of fishing gear, such as hooks and weights, inside the houses." - TGC

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Museum of the Bible returns some 5,000 disputed biblical objects to Egypt

"The handover of the artifacts, which included manuscript fragments, funeral masks, parts of coffins, and the heads of statues, was preceded by extensive discussions with Egyptian officials that started in late 2017, MOTB Chairman of the Board Steve Green said in a statement last week." - C.Post

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Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2020

"There was no shortage of biblical archaeology news in 2020, despite COVID-19 restrictions that canceled almost all of Israel’s scheduled excavations. Some limited digs still took place in Israel and surrounding countries, and research on previous excavations continued, resulting in some major announcements." - CToday

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