Biblical Archaeology: An Introduction with Recent Discoveries that Support the Reliability of the Bible


Each year archaeologists discover many new finds at sites throughout the lands of the Bible, but few of them make the news headlines. Revisionist scholars often seek to undermine and downplay the relevance of many of the discoveries, believing that Sodom never existed, the Exodus never happened, Jericho never fell to the Israelites, and David was never a great king. This work challenges the minimalist views by bringing together many of the new discoveries from the last 20 years highlighting the recent finds that are relevant to the claims of the Bible.

Experienced archaeologist David Graves has assembled a helpful collection of discoveries that will take you on a journey to:

  • Confirm the historicity of the biblical events and people of the past
  • Explore the full range of new archaeological discoveries, from pottery, inscriptions, seals, ossuaries, through to coins, manuscripts, and other artifacts • Present a short history of archaeology, outlining its characteristics and role in Christian apologetics
  • Lay out the limitations of archaeology and its methodological fallacies
  • Explain the meticulous method of excavation
  • Explore the significance of manuscripts for the transmission of the Bible
  • Navigate the maze of arguments between the minimalists and maximalists controversy

This insightful book will:

  • Illustrate archaeological finds with more than 140 pertinent photographs
  • Provide numerous detailed maps, carefully crafted charts and tables of previous discoveries
  • Include helpful breakout panes, dealing with “Quotes from Antiquity,” and “Moments in History”
  • Include a glossary defining technical archaeological terms
  • Provide extensive footnotes and bibliography for future study

This invaluable resource provides an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible illustrated from archaeology.

This is an accessible resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about archaeology and the Bible, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.

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