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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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“O Assyrian, the Rod of Mine Anger!”

It seems you are in the end of Israel’s Northern Kingdom, the time of Israel’s captivity and Judah’s terror. Continue reading

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Rations for Jehoiachin

The Bible in the British Museum This tablet is one of four known as “Jehoiachin’s Ration Tablets.”  They not only confirm aspects of the Biblical record, they clarify some interpretive questions which might be more difficult without their evidence — … Continue reading

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The “Heretical” Pharaoh of Amarna

Did the true God plan the Amarna letters, and move Egyptian royal behaviour to preserve them? Or was it all just an amazing coincidence? Continue reading

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Amarna’s Letters of Despair — “Lost are the Lands!”

“Get me away from the Hapiru”? Indeed. But you can never get away from the God of the Hebrews…. Continue reading

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