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“The Evidence of Faith”

I want to share a little about the background for our new book, “The Evidence of Faith”. A number of films have provided discussion guides for the audience, which help people to further process the material they have seen. I knew that Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, presented a number of great topics that would be interesting for small groups to discuss. So we began to look for someone to help us in this area and eventually met Robert Noland, an experienced writer and curriculum developer. After a number of meetings and his trip to Minnesota, we partnered with Robert to produce a study guide that could be used with small groups and Bible studies.

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“Invisible” Text Revealed on First Temple Era Pottery

Multispectral Imaging reveals new text. (Credit: Tel Aviv University/PLOS.org). He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light. – Job 12:22 (ESV) “Hidden” text that was unseen by the human eye has been revealed on a small pottery shard...

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Ancient Mummy DNA May Show a Link to Noah’s Descendants

Until recently scientists had not been able to know for certain what the ancestry of Egyptian people looked like. Knowledge of Egypt’s population history was gleaned largely from literary sources as well as archaeological evidence. But questions still remained. Were the ancient Egyptians of African descent or of Near East descent?

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INSPIRED Exhibit of Biblical Artifacts Visits Hong Kong

Those who entered the beautiful landmark building were immediately immersed in the finest collection of biblical artifacts that had ever been in the city: Papyrus fragments, cuneiform tablets, medieval manuscripts, stunning Hebrew scrolls, and some of the most important early translations of the Bible in the world.

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First Ever Funerary Garden Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists have long believed that funerary gardens were important to the Egyptian people. These gardens are written about and depicted in inscriptions found at the entrances of tombs and on tomb walls. However, archaeologists hadn’t found any physical evidence of a garden. That is until last week…

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Amazing Mummy Find in Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a trove of eight mummies, colorful wooden coffins and over 1,000 funerary statues from a tomb near the Valley of the Kings. This find is reminiscent of another larger mummy find in this area that may have provided a clue to unlocking the mystery of the Exodus and other biblical history.

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Patterns of Evidence – Jordan and The Next Chapter

As you might have guessed, many scholars don’t believe that Moses existed or that he could have written the early books of the Bible. But in this new series we will introduce you to scholars who have found evidence that Moses could have known history’s earliest alphabet, which he used to write the Torah. Other parts of the story that are challenged by skeptics include the claim that no evidence for huge numbers of Israelites wandering in the desert or staying at Mount Sinai has ever been found.

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New Pyramid Discovery: Evidence for the Exodus?

A new pyramid was found near the royal necropolis that was used during both the Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt. This area also contains the famous Bent Pyramid (named for its construction style) and the Red Pyramid, which were built during the reign of the Old Kingdom’s Pharaoh Sneferu. While researchers are not yet sure who is buried in the pyramid; other pyramids in Dahshur have contained remains of high-ranking courtiers

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Are Taxes Only a Modern Burden?

One might be tempted to think of taxes as a modern phenomena, but actually there is a deep history of collecting taxes throughout the ancient world. This has even been evidenced in Judah during the first Temple period by the remarkable discovery in recent years of more than 50 “fiscal bullae” or seals related to commerce and taxation.

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ISIS Demolition of Jonah Shrine Reveals Biblical King’s Palace

In a remarkable turn of events, the destruction by ISIS (and the tunnels they dug beneath the ruins) have actually worked to reveal the previously undiscovered palace of Nineveh, and evidence of its kings mentioned in the Bible. The mosque that was destroyed in 2014 is also believed by many to be the location of the prophet Jonah’s tomb.

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Cairo Statue Not likely to be Ramesses II

When we report on current events, we run the risk of reporting premature conclusions. We are sharing only what we know so far, and as more evidence is uncovered, a better understanding of the facts may be reached. Last week we shared some news about an exciting discovery. A colossal 26-foot statue was recovered from the mud in Cairo. What was especially exciting was that archaeologists at the site believed it to be a statue of the famous Pharaoh Ramesses II. However, after more of the statue was excavated and examined, it was determined that their original theory was wrong.

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Enormous statue of Ramesses II Found! Further Evidence of Exodus Timing?

A massive quartzite statue of what is likely the Egyptian ruler, Ramesses II was discovered in the modern city of Cairo, which was built over the ancient city of Heliopolis. The surprising discovery was made by archaeologists from Egypt and Germany. The dig had begun in 2012 and was almost finished. They thought the pit would be empty, but instead an amazing discovery was made!

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Can Sheep Provide Evidence for the Bible?

Evidence doesn’t always come out of the ground or from an ancient building. Sometimes it can be seen in creation and living things around us; like a particular breed of sheep. Jacob sheep look quite different than the image that comes to mind for most people when they hear the word “sheep.” More than likely, what comes to mind is a group of plump animals bleating on the hillside of a green English pasture, with solid white coats.

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The Roman Armies breached the walls of Jerusalem

Archaeologists have found remnants of a wall, believed to be the Third Wall of Jerusalem. This physical evidence likely puts to rest the debate about its location and gives additional insight to “The Fall of Jerusalem,” which occurred in AD 70 when Roman armies dug a trench and besieged the city.

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