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The Bible — Not Like Archaeology — Always True, Always Reliable

We weigh the story we think the stones are telling us by the Book, not the other way around. Continue reading

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Biblical Archaeology — Always True, Not Always Reliable

The truth of the Bible remains, as it always has been, a question of faith. Continue reading

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“The Houses of Ivory Shall Perish”

The Samarian ivories show the connection between ivory and idolatry in Ahab’s Israel. Continue reading

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Shebna’s Tomb — “The Lord Will Carry Thee Away”

Erecting showy monuments to yourself never ends well, of whatever material they are made and wherever you build them. Continue reading

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Shebna’s Tomb — “What Hast Thou Here?”

The Bible in the British Museum “This is [the tomb of Shebna]yahu who is over the house. There is no silver and gold here, only [his bones] and the bones of his maidservant with him. Cursed be the man who … Continue reading

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Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh

When Cyrus came to power, only Scripture and buried rocks knew about this “rock band.” The only explanation is divine intervention. Continue reading

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“He Carried Them Away” — Ashtaroth / Astartu

You may not find a blood-thirsty tyrant at your door, but if you follow today’s idols it isn’t going to end well. Continue reading

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