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Biblical Archaeology

PALEOGRAPHY: Dating Ancient Manuscripts

Before delving into paleography, we must make mention of Kurt and Barbara Aland. New Testament manuscripts in Greek can be categorized into five categories, according to their assessment in The Text of the New Testament.[1] Kurt Aland (1915 – 1994) was... Continue Reading →


The Walls of Jericho

When one hears the name “Jericho” one naturally thinks of Israelites marching, trumpets sounding and walls falling. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory that we enjoy reading and telling in Sunday School class, but did it really... Continue Reading →

The James Ossuary: The Earliest Witness to Jesus and His Family?

Joseph M. Holden, Ph.D. Figure 1 Zev Radovan One of the earliest and most important discoveries relating to the historicity of Jesus and members of his family is the limestone bone-box (called an ossuary) made known to the public in... Continue Reading →

The Documentary Hypothesis—Defending Moses’ Authorship of the Pentateuch

Edward D. Andrews It was in the latter half of the nineteenth century that higher criticism began to be taken seriously. These critics rejected Moses as the writer of the Pentateuch, arguing instead that the accounts in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,... Continue Reading →

The Authorship and Unity of Isaiah

In Isaiah 1:1, we are introduced to Isaiah in his own words as “the son of Amoz,” informing his readers that he served as God’s prophet “in the days of Uzziah [52 years], Jotham [16 years], Ahaz [16 years] and... Continue Reading →

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