See also Empires and Cities, Museums and Artifacts, and
Empires Section contains images about archaeology and the
BibArch focus on people of the Levant and other
regions related to the biblical record.
Archaeology of Ancient Cultures on one of four pages of general biblical resources,
provided by Prof. Torrey Seland of Volda College, Norway.
Internet Resources for
the Study of Judaism and Christianity: Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania
Material Culture of the
Ancient Canaanites, Israelites, and Related Peoples: An Information DataBase from
Excavations provided by Dr. John R. Abercrombie, University of Pennsylvania / Brandeis
Links to other Bible and Archaeology Sites
provided by the Biblical Archaeology Society
Scrolls from the
Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship an exhibit at the
Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Light On Archaeology a summary
of "the wealth of information that has literally been unearthed by the spades of
patient, dedicated people which helps to confirm the historical accuracy of the
Archaeology and the Bible a
list of questions and answers pertaining to archaeological evidence related to Biblical
events, provided by ChristianAnswers.Net
Bethsaida Field Study
at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The Bible Browser By
Richard Goerwitz at Brown University.
The Biblical Archaeologist The journal of
biblical archaeology from the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Biblical Archaeology Review A journal
published by the Biblical Archaeology Society.
The Dead Sea
Scrolls An exhibit from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Encyclopedia of the Orient A comprehensive,
politically neutral encyclopedia on North Africa and the mideast, edited by Norwegian Tore
Kjeilin, at the Centre d'Information Arabe Scandinave.
Israel from the Air Aerial
photographs of some of the archaeological sites of Israel.
Khaboris or Yonan Codex Some
pics of the controversial document, an Aramaic language translation of the New Testament,
said to date from the 3rd century AD.
The Madaba Map A mosaic
map dating to the 6th century AD, showing New Testament locations, was discovered in a
church 100 years ago. From the Fransciscan Archaeological Institute.
discussion list for persons interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Location and Identification of Shikhin
Explorations in the vicinity of Sepphoris have identified the ancient town of Shikhin. A
hypertext version of an 1994 article from Israel Exploration Journal.
Culture at The Mining Co. Page on Biblical archaeology has several good links.
Atlas of Middle Eastern Archaeology on the Web From the Mining Co. includes resources
on every country in the Middle East.
Joshua's 'long day' -
Have NASA computers really proven it? "So the sun stood still in the midst of
heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day." (Joshua 10:13b)
Reliability of the Bible -
In what ways have archaeological discoveries verified it?
Origin of Israel - What has
archaeology revealed about it? Evidence from the Merneptah Stela indicates that Israel
was an established nation in the 13th century B.C., contrary to the teaching of many
Israelites in Egypt - What
evidence is there? And has Joseph's original tomb been found? A look at the
archaeological findings around the land of Rameses, including the Israelites residence and
possible find of the home and burial site of Joseph.
The Sons of Jacob - Is there
archaeological evidence for these tribal leaders? Various archaeological findings may
support evidence for the existence of Jacob's sons: Dan, Gad, Asher, and Judah.
Confirmation of Biblical
events - Is there any from written sources outside the Bible? A number of
extra-Biblical confirmations show that the Bible may be more accurate than many believe.
Burial Sites - Have the
graves of any people in the Bible been found? A look at archeological discoveries of
the tombs of many biblical figures.
Have any likenesses been
found of persons named in the Bible? Biblical accuracy is demonstrated by the amazing
discoveries of images of people named in the Bible.
Mentioned in the Bible - Have any been dug up? You'll be amazed at the number of
possibilities that have been unearthed in recent years that seem to verify the existence
of numerous Biblical structures.
How does one become a
Biblical Archaeologist? We've all heard of biblical archaeologists, but what courses
are necessary to become one? What schools are available that offer this type of education?
Dead Sea Scrolls - What is
their importance? Learn what lead to the magnificent story-book discovery of the Dead
Sea Scrolls, read a description of the Scrolls, and understand the doctrine of the
Western Wall Tunnel -
What's the truth about this controversial tunnel beneath the Moslem Temple Mount in
Jerusalem? Much interest was focused upon Jerusalem during the violent riots in September
of 1996. What can we believe from the news media?
Paul's Cyprus Travels - What
has archaeology revealed? What are some of the cities that Paul and Barnabas travelled
to (Acts 13:4-12)? What did they see along the way during the routes that they used?
Egyptian king, Shishak -
What evidence has been discovered? Shishak is the first Egyptian king to be mentioned
by name in the bible and the first foreign king in the Bible for whom we have
extra-Biblical evidence. See how archaeology continues to strengthen our faith in the
accuracies of the Scriptures.
Joseph - Is there evidence
that he really existed just as the Bible said? Interesting new discoveries give
insight to the Biblical account of Joseph, the Hebrew ruler of Egypt.
Balaam, the Prophet - Is
there evidence to prove his existence? A 1967 discovery supports the existence of
Balaam, Son of Beor and prophet who was sent to curse the Israelites.
Tower of Babel - What is its
Mesopotamian background and its implications? What are the reasons, methods, and
culture surrounding the building of the Tower of Babel? Research into the building of
ziggurats sheds light on this question.
Moabite Stone - What does it
reveal about the revolt of Mesha? What does the record from Mesha (known as the Mesha
Inscription or Moabite Stone) reveal about the events surrounding the revolt of Mesha as
recorded in 2 Kings 3?
Jericho - Is the Bible
accurate concerning the destruction of its walls? Evidence has been uncovered that
suggests the walls of Jericho really did fall and destroy much of the city. How could this
Samson and the Philistines -
Did it really happen? In the story of Samson it says he pulled down an entire temple.
Have archaelogists uncovered any information about the validity of this?
Sodom and Gomorrah - Is
there any evidence to suggest that the Biblical story of the destruction by fire and
brimstone (sulfur) actually took place?
What can 792 teeth tell
archaeologists about ancient Israelites? Learn the amazing tale of ancient people
buried in a tomb eight miles north of Jerusalem.
Ark of the Covenant, lost or
found? Long pondered by the community of Biblical scholarship, the rest of the world
began considering this question with the release of the hit motion picture Raider's of
the Lost Ark. Where could it be now?
Ark of the Covenant - Where
has it been? The Lost Ark is still lost - but now we know where it's been! Find out
what some scholars believe has been the path of the Ark of the Covenant.
Noah's Ark - Has anyone
really discovered it? Over the last two decades the search for Noah's Ark has received
international attention. Dozens of expeditions to the Ararat region of eastern Turkey have
occurred, but have any of them produced solid evidence for the existence of Noah's Ark?
Christ's Boat on the Sea of
Galilee - Did Jesus really sit on this boat discovered in the Sea of Galilee? An
astonishing archaeological find reveals a boat similar to those described during the times
of Jesus. Could this be one of the boats where Jesus sat?
Christ's Birth - Was Jesus
born in a stable?
The Cross - On what kind of
a cross was Jesus crucified? Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John: they all chronicle the
life and death of Jesus Christ. But how can the supposed differences in the inscriptions
about the head of Jesus at His crucifixion be explained?
INRI - What do these
letters appearing on the crucifix mean?
Lands of the Bible in Modern Times a
modern map of Biblical lands.
Map of Near East
Archaeological Sites shows sites at which the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute has worked.
Biblical Archaeologist a publication
of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Biblical Archaeology Review a publication
of the Biblical Archaeology Society.
TEL a publication of the Danish
Society of Biblical Archaeology.
Bible and Spade
a quarterly journal available to members of Associates for Biblical Research
Apologetics Press a publishing organization
with several products concerning biblical archaeology
Digging Up the Past publishers
of two magazines concerning biblical archaeology: Diggings and Archaeological Diggings
Societies and Organizations.
Biblical Archaeology Society "has been
presenting the excitement of archaeological discovery and groundbreaking Bible scholarship
to a wide popular audience for more than 20 years through magazines, books, videos, slide
sets, and tours and seminars".
American Schools of Oriental Research "The main
object of Schools is to enable properly qualified persons to pursue biblical, linguistic,
archaeological, historical, and other kindred studies and researches under more favorable
conditions than can be secured at a distance from the Holy Land".
Foundation for Biblical Archaeology "an
IRS-approved, Non-profit Organization established to promote the science of biblical
archaeology by providing funding and support for expeditions, publication, research, and
Madison Biblical Archaeology Society (MBAS)
at the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin
Associates for Biblical
Research "demonstrating through field work the historical reliability of the
Danish Society of Biblical Archaeology
also in Danish
CenturyOne Foundation "its
goals are to fund in whole and/or in part archaeological projects, historical and biblical
research on subjects pertaining to the time of the first century C.E./A.D."
-Where John the apostle supposedly brought Mary after Jesus' crucifixion
Focus on Ephesus
Ephesus Bibliography (Reformed Theological Seminary)
Image of the Harbor of Ephesus (Craig Bina)
Expeditions "designed to offer information, products, and services to those who
are contemplating joining and archaeological dig, tour group, or religious pilgrimage to
Israel." This site has a list
of ongoing digs in Israel.
Caesarea Maritima, Israel (Combined Caesarea Expeditions)
-a major seaport commissioned and built by Herod the Great between 22 and 10 B.C.
Official Information Source
(University of Maryland)
Caesarea Maritima (Dr. Clayton Lehmann, University of South Dakota)
Megiddo, Israel -site of the New Testament's Armageddon
The City of
Tel Dor, Israel
Tel Dor Archaeological
Expedition (UC Berkeley)