Poring over Scripture and previous investigation reports again and again

As Biblescholars we try to search for truth and sometimes it looks like we are investigators looking at more than one “Cold Case”, trying to construct the events declared in scripture. At “The Logos Academic Blog” Matthew W. Bates says Scholars do not want to wade through basic information that everyone in the field already […]

Judge every preacher by his preaching the gospel of your salvation

“I beg you carefully to judge every preacher, not by his gifts, not by his elocutionary powers, not by his status in society, not by the respectability of his congregation, not by the prettiness of his church, but by this – does he preach the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation?” – Charles […]

Archaeology and the Bible

In every instance where the findings of archaeology pertain to the Biblical record, the archaeological evidence confirms, sometimes in detailed fashion, the historical accuracy of Scripture. In those instances where the archaeological findings seem to be at variance with the Bible, the discrepancy lies with the archaeological evidence, i.e., improper interpretation, lack of evidence, etc. […]

Interpretation of archaeological data

The interpretation of archaeological data and its association to the biblical text is a veritable minefield, as it is often inspired by the scholar’s personal attitude towards the text . . . we face over and over again arguments that, at their core, are circular. This was as true at the time of William F. […]