Tag: Amarna Tablets

In 1887 a Bedouin woman searching among ancient ruins near the Nile River discovered some inscribed clay tablets. This site, located 200 miles south of Cairo, was later named el-Amarna, and the tablets became known as the Amarna tablets or Amarna letters. Scholars have determined that these Amarna letters came from the royal archive of Pharaoh Akhenaten (1353–1337 B.C.), containing records of his father’s (Amenophis III) official correspondence with his various Canaanite vassal rulers.

Canaanite Cult Stone in a Jewish Farmhouse

09/04 | Archaeologists recently uncovered a Canaanite ritual stone from the second story of a Second Temple period Jewish farmhouse in northern Israel.   Read more…

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What to Do with Unprovenanced Artifacts—Publish or Perish?

03/20 | Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the March/April 2013 issue of BAR   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics, Biblical Artifacts.

The Importance of Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: The Amarna Tablets

07/15 | A trend has developed recently in the archaeological establishment: Ignore all unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional excavation that are often found due to   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Inscriptions.

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