Archaeology

Scholar argues 'fake' Shapira Bible manuscript is actually oldest-known copy

"Idan Dershowitz, 38, now claims the manuscript is, indeed, real and far older than Shapira thought. Dershowitz published his claims and arguments in a paper released earlier this month, 'The Valediction of Moses: New Evidence on the Shapira Deuteronomy Fragments.'" - Fox

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Biblical Problems with Identifying Tall el-Hammam as Sodom

"In order to show why Tall el-Hammam, should not be identified as biblical Sodom, this paper proceeds by answering the following questions: (1) When was Sodom destroyed? (2) How should the lifespans of the patriarchs be understood? (3) Was Sodom inhabited again after its destruction?" - AiG 

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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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