Jan 12 Blog
By: Jennie Ebeling
William G. Dever's book, "Has Archaeology Buried the Bible" looks at the history of biblical archaeology. Archaeological discoveries, Dever argues, have brought about a revolution in our understanding of the Bible, although not necessarily by proving the historicity of pivotal biblical events.
Jan 22 Blog
By: Robin Ngo
The Iron Age Israelites weren’t known for their artistic tradition—so much so that, according to the Bible, King Solomon had to outsource to the Phoenicians wood-cutting in the construction of the Jerusalem Temple and bronze-working for his other buildings (1 Kings 5:6–9; 1 Kings 7:13–14). But the discovery of an Iron Age basalt workshop at Tel Hazor in northern Israel revealed that the Israelites actually cultivated a basalt-carving craft.