History and Archaeology sciences looked at #1 Encyclopedism and enlightenment

Archaeology, also spelled archeology, may be considered a very recent or relatively new sciences. We are confronted with the past and may have already the science or study of ‘history’. That study is already very old and aimed at providing an overall explanation of the process of history. In the philosophy of history one tries to […]

Bijbelvorser or Biblescholar 2012-2014 in review

On September 22 in 2012 we said Hello world! on WordPress. We came to this means of blogging because Multiply finished its services. Therefore we, like many, previously on Windows Live or from MSN we also had to face our Ending Multiply relationship. At Multiply we did not often present personal writings, but where more […]

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. […]

Digging in words, theories and artefacts

The Bijbelvorser or Bibleresearcher A “Bijbelvorser” is a person who does “vorsen”  or does research, study the Bible, explores, delves into the Bible. A “Bijbelvorser”, a Bibleresearcher or Biblestudent is a person who tries to do diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into the subject of Biblical matters in order to discover or revise facts, […]

Archaeology and the Bible researcher 4/4

Bibliography General Good general introductions to the aims and methods of archaeology are: Leonard Woolley, Digging Up the Past (1930); Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Archaeology from the Earth (1954); Grahame Clark, Archaeology and Society, 3rd rev. ed. (1957). History For the history of archaeology and its relation to the development of anthropology: W. F. Albright, The […]

Archaeology and the Bible researcher 2/4

Renaissance From early as the 15th century researchers stood up to dig into the soil to mean study the material remains of man’s past. The Renaissance Humanists looked back upon the glories of Greece and Rome. Popes, cardinals, and noblemen in Italy in the 16th century began to collect antiquities and to sponsor excavations to […]