Current Events Articles: July 2011

Radioisotope Dating Is Unreliable posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

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Professor Claims Tomb of Philip the Apostle has been Discovered posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Italian professor Francesco D'Andria said archeologists found the tomb of the biblical figure -- one of the 12 original disciples of Jesus -- while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.

Archaeological Park Scheduled to Open at Shechem posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The 2011 excavation season was recently completed at Shechem, one of the most important sites in the Old Testament. Mentioned over 60 times in the Bible, archaeological investigations have corroborated much of what the Bible has to say about Shechem’s physical and cultural aspects. Archaeology has confirmed Shechem’s location, its history, and many Biblical details. ABR has published several articles on the subject of Shechem, found here on our website.

Gold Bell Discovered in Jerusalem posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell with a small loop at its end. The finding was made during an archaeological excavation in the City of David National Park (near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem) by the Israel Antiquities Authority (Photo Courtesy: IAA).

Chuck Colson Comments on Recent Excavations at Gath posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The apostle John highlights this at the beginning of his first epistle. “That which was from the beginning,” he writes, “which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched — this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. …We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard….” John is referring specifically to the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. But what he says applies equally to Samson, David and Goliath, Solomon, and the rest of the Old Testament.

Bone Box of Caiaphas' Granddaughter Authenticated posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The ossuary — a stone chest used to store bones — is decorated with the stylized shapes of flowers and bears an inscription with the name “Miriam daughter of Yeshua son of Caiaphas, priest of Maaziah from Beth Imri.”

Israelite Four-Room House "Rediscovered" posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The site was excavated about 40 years ago and due to neglect and layers of earth and garbage that piled up over the decades, the historical remains were hidden and little was known about what lay below. Upon re-exposing the structure, archaeologists from the University of Haifa were amazed to find that it had remained well preserved and is in fact the best-preserved “Four-Room House” dating back to that period known today.

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