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Friday, July 25, 2008

Top 15 Biblical Archaeological Finds

Who, then, among those called sages, poets, and historians, could tell us truly of these things? For they were born much later . . . . Therefore, it is proved that all others have been in error and that we Christians along have possessed the truth. For we are taught by the Holy Spirit, who spoke in the holy prophets.

Theophilus (385 – 412)

Over at Gordon-Conwell’s site, Dr. Walter Kaiser wrote an article highlighting the top 15 archaeological finds confirming the historicity of the Scriptures. Dr. Kaiser begins by mentioning the difficulty of reducing several hundred major archaeological finds to a mere 15. Nevertheless, he has based his choices on the finds that affect the interpretation of Scripture. Here are the 15 in order of greatest significance:

  • Ketef Hinnom Amulets

  • John Rylands Papyrus

  • Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Beni Hasan Painting

  • Basalt Stelae from Dan

  • Gilgamesh Epic

  • Pool of Gibeon

  • The Seal of Baruch

  • King Sargon II of Assyria

  • Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III

  • Caiaphas Ossuary

  • Pontius Pilate Inscription

  • Pool of Siloam

  • Beersheba Horned Altar

  • Cyrus Cylinder

You can read the entire article here.

(HT: STR)

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