Archaeology. Riddles in the Dirt. Archaeology. Αρχαιολογιας – Ancient Discourse The science\art concerned with the material remains of man’s past Firstly directed to Biblical Discoveries Covers both the Magnificent and the Mundane. Ancient Eras. Beginnings.
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Riddles in the Dirt
Αρχαιολογιας– Ancient Discourse
The science\art concerned with the material remains of man’s past
Firstly directed to Biblical Discoveries
Covers both the Magnificent and the Mundane
John Garstang (1876-96)
Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978)
William Foxwell Albright (1891-1971)
His work led to further discoveries -
Samaria, 4th cent. B.C.E. Silver0.74g. 8-9mm.
Helmeted head of Athena Owl standing and facing with open wings; Aramaic letters "SN" in fields. $500.00.
John Hyrcanus I, 134-104 B.C.E.Bronze. 15mm. Hebrew inscription, "Yehohanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews," within wreath. Rv. Double cornucopia with fillets; pomegranate in center. $200.00.
Enuma Elish – Babylonian Creation Account
Gilgamesh Epic – Babylonian Flood Account
Stone inscription that contains the phrase “House of David”
aka Moabite Stone
"I am Mesha, son of Chemosh, king of Moab... My father was king of Moab for thirty years and I became king after my father: and I built this sanctuary to Chemosh in Qerihoh, a sanctuary of refuge: for he saved me from all my oppressors and gave me dominion over all my enemies. Omri was king of Israel and oppressed Moab many days, for Chemosh was angry with his land. And his son succeeded him and he also said I will oppress Moab. In my days he said this, but I got the upper hand of him and his house: and Israel perished for ever.... I have had the ditches of Qerihoh dug by Israelite prisoners..."
Confirms the account in Ezra of Cyrus returning the Jews to Judea
Stairway to the Palace depicts many foreign peoples in their traditional clothes and implements
Matches the account in 2 Kings 12
Ante-dates Hebrew manuscripts by 1,000 years
Important to historical and linguistic studies
James, son of Joseph,
brother of Jesus
“The James ossuary may be the earliest tangible evidence of Jesus of Nazareth, who until this point we knew only through literary texts.”
Royal Ontario Museum