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Oldest Bee Hives Discovered in Israel

Ancient bees: Hives unearthed at an archaeological dig in northern Israel may be older than any yet discovered. This find lends credence to the Old Testament which describes the Promised Land as “flowing with milk and honey.”

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Did Judah’s Israelite Relatives Turn Refugees?

A collection of document seals (bullae) has been unearthed near present-day Jerusalem. (credit: Eliyahu Yanai, City of David) And the people of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of cattle and sheep, and the tithe of the...

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Pagan Ritual Hall Provides New Clues to Biblical History

Tel Burna: Structures of Libnah being unearthed. (credit: The Tel Burna Archaeological Project) And the people of Israel did secretly against the LORD their God things that were not right..And they did wicked things, provoking the LORD to anger, and they served idols,...

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Researcher Uses Evidence to Confirm Existence of 53 People in the Bible

A researcher from the Midwest region of the United States has been diligently searching for verification of people mentioned in the Bible. The Biblical figures can be confirmed by using a time consuming three-step process of matching up Biblical text with archaeological discoveries by digging through journals and carefully combing over inscriptions. A laborious task that researchers and archaeologists out in the field find little time to accomplish. Some of these Bible-connected ancient inscriptions are well known, but to catalogue the entire list is an arduous task.

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Biblical Tabernacle: New Dig Seeking Evidence To Confirm Location

Amazing new finds are happening this year in Israel at Shiloh, a site that was very important in Biblical history. Shiloh is where Joshua and the Israelites erected the Tabernacle, the portable temple where God’s presence was said to be seen and that included the the ark of the covenant in the Holy of Holies. This would be Israel’s center of worship for hundreds of years during the Judges Period until Solomon’s Temple was built. The site has seen some excavation in the past, but now another group has embarked on the arduous task of uncovering evidence at Shiloh.

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DNA Discovers Modern Canaanites – And Causes a Media Bible Blunder

Recently, news coverage of a DNA study reported the remarkable findings of a link between ancient Canaanites and their modern descendants in Lebanon. The coverage also highlighted the need to be savvy Thinkers when it comes to assessing claims from any source, because many of these news stories contained a blunder of biblical proportions.

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Dig Supports Biblical Story of Jerusalem’s Destruction

A recent archeological dig lends credibility to the Biblical account that Jerusalem was burned and its residents taken into captivity by Babylon some 2,600 years ago. This marked the end of the kingdom of Judah. Researchers sifting through charred ruins uncovered an official seal used at the end of the First Temple period.

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Destruction of Biblical Gezer Confirmed!

In the recently completed season of excavation at the Tel Gezer Excavation Project, archaeologists have made a discovery that they have linked to Egyptian history and the Bible’s general account of Gezer being a major city. However, if the proposals of David Rohl highlighted in the film Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus are correct, then these finds may actually give strong confirmation of a specific event recorded in the Bible’s Book of Kings (more on this below). What they found is quite incredible…matches the story of the cities’ destruction.

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Origin of Ancient Blue Dye: Evidence From Time of King Solomon Found

People have been creating garments of many styles and colors since ancient times. And still today, new kinds of fabrics and techniques are being developed. While we are able to synthetically make just about any color that could be dreamt up… making these same colors; bright and vibrant from natural dyes requires a different skill set. Two recent discoveries point to different sources of blue dye, which have biblical significance.

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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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