Archaeology and the Old Testament

by Probe Ministries


Archaeology has confirmed the historical accuracy of the Bible. It has verified many ancient sites, civilizations, and biblical characters whose existence was questioned by the academic world and often dismissed as myths. Biblical archaeology has silenced many critics as new discoveries supported the facts of the Bible.To continue click on the link below:

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Although many archeologists remain skeptical of the biblical record, the evidence for the historical accuracy of the Bible continues to build.

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by World Israel News
June 18, 2018

A current exhibit at the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation in Oklahoma showcases a seal used by the Biblical King Hezekiah of Judea for the signing of documents.

by Brian Thomas, M.S. *

With so many loud voices in our culture asserting that Genesis is a myth, one would think archaeologists have uncovered clear evidence that refutes it. On the contrary, some incredible archaeological finds confirm key events in Genesis.

by Wayne Jackson

The city of Hazor lay almost nine miles north of the Sea of Galilee. During the time of Joshua, it was a Canaanite stronghold in northern Palestine. Professor Yadin’s discoveries actually revealed that there were two destructions of Hazor – one in the 13th century B.C., and another in the 15th century B.C. This is precisely the picture presented in the Old Testament.

by Ari Soffer
December 2, 2015

Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation.

by Rabbi Leibel Reznick
April 5, 2008

The Torah tells us the story of the rise and downfall of Sodom and Gomorrah. To the non-believer, the Biblical story seems so incredible that it must be relegated to the realm of myth and fantasy. Are the assertions of these skeptics based on facts or are they merely the distorted opinions of non-believers? Let us examine the facts of the case and see for ourselves.

by Wayne Jackson

Edwin Settle, 

A former college professor and minister has directed an attack against the book of Jonah. His article, titled “Jonah’s big fish story teaches important lesson,” contains the following charge: “The book of Jonah cannot be accepted as history”

by John D. Morris, Ph.D. *

According to Genesis, Noah and his family disembarked from the Ark and offered a sacrifice to God in thankfulness for their great deliverance. God responded by giving them the rainbow as the sign of His promise to never again judge the earth with a similar flood. The promise came with the command to fill the earth, certainly through worldwide migration.

by John D. Morris, Ph.D. *

Scripture contains several “stories” that have been ridiculed more than others. Of these, the six-day creation, the global Flood, the parting of the Red Sea, the virgin birth, the resurrection of Christ, and other spectacular works of God receive special criticism. Another mighty act of God that tends to be disbelieved is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

by Josh D. McDowell

The opening chapters of Genesis (1-11) are typically thought to be mythological explanations derived from earlier versions of the story found in the ancient Near East.  But this view chooses only to notice the similarities between Genesis and the creation stories in other ancient cultures.  If we can propose derivation of the human race from one family plus general revelation, some lingering traces of the true historical account would be expected.  The differences are more important.  

by Josh McDowell

As with the creation accounts, the flood narrative in Genesis is more realistic and less mythological than other ancient versions, indicating its authenticity.

by Josh D. McDowell

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was thought to be spurious until evidence revealed that all five of the cities mentioned in the Bible were in fact centers of commerce in the area and were geographically situated as the Scriptures describe.  The biblical description of their demise seems to be not less accurate.