Archaeologists Fail to Use Sound Reasoning This story is one that has been repeated time and again throughout more than a century of excavation Biblical Archaeology in Does Biblical Archaeology Exist? It will come as news to Bible and Spade readers that, in fact, there is no Biblical Archaeology. Tags Support Like this artice? Our Ministry relies on the generosity of people like you. Every small donation helps us develop and publish great articles. This article was published in the Spring issue of Bible and Spade. In , for example, The Los Angeles Times ran a front-page story reporting that a liberal rabbi in the Los Angeles area caused quite a stir when he shocked his congregation by stating he had his doubts that the Exodus ever took place.
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All biblical characters are allegories, but the skin complexion of the people of the books have not changed.
Home Page Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah found! The name of these two cities have long been by-words in our language for wickedness. And many scholars and archaeologists have long searched for the truth about these cities. Fig1 Fig 2 below shows the excavation site of the known traditional location of the “Sanctuary of Lot” in the hills above the indicated site for Zoar.
Fig2 One popular theory for a long time was that the Sodom and Gomorrah were located in the plain south of the Dead Sea and later covered by the waters as the Dead sea water level has changed over time. The level of the waters has receded in recent years and search of the area has located no evidence to verify this location. Searches starting in began to discover evidences of occupied cities in the area southeast of the Dead Sea, most of them located so as to obtain the benefit of water flow from the many Wadi’s of the area.
The map of the proposed locations is shown in Fig 3 below. Fig3 To date there has been located only evidence for two of the five Cities of the Plain, but they are proposing that the evidence is strong that the two most important cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have been found. That being the evidences found of destruction by fire at each site due to the layers of ash found in the digs by archaeologists.
Bab edh-Dhra Sodom is the largest of the two sites, the 7 meter wide 23 feet city wall enclosed acres with gates located at the west and the northeast.
The Bible’s Buried Secrets
God is dead, or so it must have seemed to the ancestors of the Jews in B. Jerusalem and the temple to their god are in flames; the nation of Israel, founded by King David, is wiped out. It would have seemed to have been the end, but it was, rather, the beginning.
It’s out of this that comes the reflection that polytheism was our downfall; there is, after all, only one God.
See Article History Alternative Titles: The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region, which some have asserted also includes Jordan. Both the geographic area designated by the name and the political status of it have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region or at least a part of it is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews , Christians , and Muslims.
Since the 20th century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and, in several instances, open warfare. The word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines , who in the 12th century bce occupied a small pocket of land on the southern coast, between modern Tel Aviv—Yafo and Gaza.
The name Palestine has long been in popular use as a general term to denote a traditional region, but this usage does not imply precise boundaries. In contemporary understanding, however, Palestine is generally defined as a region bounded on the east by the Jordan River, on the north by the border between modern Israel and Lebanon, on the west by the Mediterranean Sea including the coast of Gaza , and on the south by the Negev , with its southernmost extension reaching the Gulf of Aqaba.
The strategic importance of the area is immense: Settlement depends closely on water, which is almost never abundant.
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It is closely related to the Phoenician script. The find is attributed to the mid th century BCE. Gezer calendar The script of the Gezer calendar ,   dated to the late 10th century BCE, bears strong resemblance to contemporaneous Phoenician script from inscriptions at Byblos. The 8th-century Hebrew inscriptions exhibit many specific and exclusive traits, leading modern scholars to conclude that already in the 10th century BCE the Paleo-Hebrew script was used by wide scribal circles.
Even though very few 10th-century Hebrew inscriptions have been found, the quantity of the epigraphic material from the 8th century onward shows the gradual spread of literacy among the people of the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah.
So it is the most precious substance in the human world.
Ingersol then went on to verbally trace the wanderings of Israel: Here, Esdras says, “God kept back the waters till Israel had passed over! Here at length Israel pitched their camp, after the journeying of a year and a half, a distance of’ 1, miles in a direct line. The exact date of’ this removal is not yet known, but from the best data now in the possession of historians, it would seem that the settlement of Israel on the northwest coast of the Black Sea must have been at least years B.
And here let it be borne in mind, Esdras says this was a “country uninhabited by man” — clearly teaching that Europe, at least that part of Europe, had never been occupied by human beings. The , square mile Black Sea fed by three main river, Don, D a nieper, and the D a niester on the north and the Danube on the west. The north side was bounded by a low range of hills, parallel to the coast of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, and extending nearly to the Baltic; a country about miles square, giving an area of , square miles.
And this is now known to be the most fruitful country in Europe; and in this fruitful country these Israelites sojourned at least years — probably more. But, it seems, they never regarded this as their home; they were still seeking a place of rest, from which they would be no more removed till their final removal back to the land of their captivity; for they still had the impression, by what means so ever obtained, that their removal from Canaan and “being scattered among all the nations” was not to last forever; although they had no knowledge of the prediction uttered by Isaiah, that they were to be planted in the isles of the sea.
The fertility of this region has been known from antiquity.
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So suggests new research that tracked changes in two genes thought to help regulate brain growth, changes that appeared well after the rise of modern humans , years ago. That the defining feature of humans — our large brains — continued to evolve as recently as 5, years ago, and may be doing so today, promises to surprise the average person, if not biologists. Lahn and colleagues examined two genes, named microcephalin and ASPM, that are connected to brain size. If those genes don’t work, babies are born with severely small brains, called microcephaly.
Using DNA samples from ethnically diverse populations, they identified a collection of variations in each gene that occurred with unusually high frequency.
Martin Hengel and Everett Kalin trans.
Not even traditional orthodox Christianity really knows who and what God is! Many people do not, and can not accept any statement that do not confirm what they presently believe, even if the beliefs that they presently hold to be true are based on false information and are inconsistent with reality. The Earth is flat at the poles, however, it isn’t square and a person will not fall off into the abyss as believed years ago.
This belief was accept until proven otherwise. The Earth has always revolved around the Sun and it was always round. The only thing that has changed is people’s understanding of this reality. You are the sum total of all of your beliefs and your beliefs are always subject to change, as your knowledge base expands. Most people refuse to accept a new belief simply because it contradicts their present belief system.
One must never be afraid to evaluate new information and accept it if it is proven to be true. In light of this fact, we must be willing to evaluate our belief systems, even if this means exploding the myths that have served as our foundation.
The Mystery Stone
Italics indicate founders of families. Although it is not my purpose to provide a detailed analysis, a few of the specifics deserve further elaboration. It would seem more probable that Aaron, too, was at least the sixth generation from the sons of Jacob. It may be noted also that Bezaleel Ex Ephraim was the second son of Joseph Gn Taken together, Numbers
In fact, the entire Canaanite city-state system, including Hazor and Jericho, breaks down.
Harvard professor says yes. Tablet Magazine Twenty miles south of Albuquerque in the Rio Grande Valley lies the town of Los Lunas, home to roughly 14, souls who tend to be religious but vote Democratic, and listen to country music but not Rush Limbaugh. Main Street coincides with Route 6, along which one passes the middle school, the Los Lunas Public Library, and the fire department. The biggest employer here is Walmart; the second biggest is a prison located at the edge of an empty field.
Los Lunas is also home to a curious artifact of mysterious origin: The stone itself is about four and a half feet tall, its back end embedded into the mountain in the desert that is near the town. The characters etched into its surface are white, deeply engraved, and strangely geometric. They are chiseled in long, precise lines and seem to be grouped together in clusters resembling words.
Every so often, a dot approximating a period appears after one of the clusters. Who wrote this code in the heart of the Rio Abajo desert, and in what language is it written? For a while, the jury was out.