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by Dr. David Schreiner The earliest archaeologists in the Middle East were crude. They did not utilize any fine-tuned system of excavation, and their goals often centered on the pursuit of a priceless find. They would descend upon a site, work abrasively, and hope that they would find something of value in the truckloads of...
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by Dr. Matt Friedeman My denomination has something at the district level called the “Board of Ministry.”  This is a group of ordained pastors who interview budding candidates for ordination in their quest to attain the positions of “deacon” or “elder.” These candidates undergo a minimum of four interviews spanning four consecutive years, though the process...
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by Dr. David Schreiner [Click here to view the introduction to this series.] When I ask students about the purpose of archaeology, I count on receiving a few answers in one form or another. “To prove that the Bible is true!” “To find something really valuable!” I am not surprised by such answers, because most...
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by Dr. David Schreiner I recently blogged about a new study published by the National Academy of Science that dealt with the handwriting analysis of a select number of ostraca from Arad. You can find it here. It got me thinking, however. What are the most important discoveries in the field of biblical archaeology with...
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by Dr. Matt Friedeman Remember the country comedy show “Hee-Haw” and its greatest hits? Probably not, but one of them started like this: Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all Gloom, despair, and agony on me That was the...
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by Dr. David Schreiner The National Academy of Sciences published this week an article entitled, Algorithmic Handwriting Analysis of Judah’s Military Correspondence Sheds Light on Composition of Biblical Texts. You can find the abstract here. Now I know that you want to roll your eyes and mumble something like, “Come on Schreiner…are you kidding me...
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by Dr. Rick Boyd As we move through the season of Lent, I am quickly drawn to two passages of Scripture, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Psalm 51 was written by King David following his sin with Bathsheba (2 Sam 11). He had been entrusted with the leading of...
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