Mount Gerizim and Can scholars piece together ancient worship practices

Temples have been found throughout the ancient Near East. Mostly we do not have a very good idea of what and how things went on at these sites. Along with reconstructing architectural remains, we can wonder if scholars can piece together ancient worship practices. Over the years, many ancient temples have been discovered and laid […]

Riches of Egypt

Continuing using some of our brethren’s writings from the past to give some answers to questions posed by our readers, and to show some ideas of how was thought by certain brothers in the past. We want to remind you that those writings do not always present the general thought of today. Answers Concerning Prophecies […]

Damage to Archaeological Sites and pursuit of profit

When Al Quada (Al Qaida) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS-ISIL) tried to create their own huge state, they wanted to get rid of everything what had to do with pagan worship. They did not want any trace of ancient culture to tarnish their habitat. Therefore they did not mind destroying anything […]

Unrivaled discovery to unravel origins of notorious and enigmatic peoples of the Hebrew Bible

Outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon, a major city on the southern coast of Israel, of the Philistines between the 12th and 7th centuries B.C.E., an unprecedented find may finally reveal the origins of one of the Hebrew Bible’s greatest villains. Non-Semitic people of southern Palestine in ancient times, came into conflict with the Israelites […]

Royal seal of King Hezekiah found near southern part of the wall surrounding Jerusalem’s Old City

It seems that Muslims are not pleased with the exhumations archaeologists made of an ancient discovery which is the first of its kind according to researchers. Much to the dismay of the Arab settlers, it proves Israel’s existence long before Palestine was even a thought. King Hezekiah ruled around 700 BCE and was described in […]

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 3/4

Excavation The demand for Egyptian antiquities led to organized tomb robbing by men such as Giovanni Battista Belzoni. A new era in systematic and controlled archaeological research began with the Frenchman Auguste Mariette, who also founded the Egyptian Museum at Cairo. The British archaeologist Flinders Petrie, who began work in Egypt in 1880, made great […]

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 […]