Exodus: History, myth, folktale, truth

Professor Charles R. Krahmalkov in the pages of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), wrote “In Biblical studies truth is often only a matter of personal opinion, or a test of scholarly perceptions, or a momentary consensus.” We would not so much agree with that. For us the Truth would be to cling to the literal word […]

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the site of Golgotha

The second Protestant church in Jerusalem (the first being Christ Church near Jaffa Gate) the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer its bell tower dominates the Old City skyline of Jerusalem. The Evangelical Jerusalem Foundation, one of the three foundations of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in the Holy Land owns the building which was […]

Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis

During the 30 excavation seasons conducted at the site of ancient Hazor, where in 2013 an Egyptian sphinx was discovered, it became clear that this was the largest and most important city-state in the Land of Israel in the second millennium BCE. At its floruit, Hazor spanned c. 200 acres, 10 times the size of Jerusalem […]

Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites

According to the Bible, the Ammonites were descendants of Ben-ammi, who was the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and Lot’s younger daughter; the Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot and his oldest daughter; and the Edomites were descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin and Isaac’s oldest son. The ancient Semitic-speaking nation occupyed the […]

Examining the world around us and of our own life, building up a legacy

As archaeologists, historical researchers and bible-researchers we love to examine the past. Often we are interested so much in the past because we would love to find affirmation in it for what we do believe what happened and what is in our mind the possible truth. Socrates said that “the unexamined life is not worth […]

The Word itself should be enough reason to believe

When we have a weakness for our Creator we do not mind to devote a lot of our time to the research and contemplation of truth. It is our urge to find the truth that makes us working hard to come to know what is all behind the history that made up to so many […]

Biblical Archaeology: Real People, Real Events

Photograph by Tsafrir Abayov for the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon On The Logos Academic Blog Craig A. Evans writes about some impressive advances in biblical archaeology The last quarter-century has seen some impressive advances in biblical archaeology, especially relating to the time that we call the First Temple period (roughly 1000–600 BCE) and the time […]