Study books on discoveries in Biblical Archaeology Print
Monday, 10 June 2013 20:19

Recently I made a video on YouTube about various reading resources on the topic of history and archaeology in the Bible. I wanted to make the video about some of the books in my personal library that I have used to educate myself about various discoveries in Biblical Archaeology and other topics. There are many works of biblical scholarship which still remain faithful to the text of the Bible and uphold its fidelity, accuracy, and reliability and I believe that realizing that is mostly a matter of being informed and educating one's self about such scholarly works that are out there.

The video is embedded below for your viewing convenience. Please feel free to comment on the video and leave some feedback on YouTube. I apologize for the occasional slips of the tongue in this video. I have some notes below on things that are referenced and discussed the video.



The oldest Hebrew Scripture writing that I refer to in the video was written on two small silver amulets, rolled up like a scroll, that had the passage Numbers 6:24-26 inscribed upon them. They were discovered at Ketef Hinnom in the southwest of Jerusalem, and thus are referred as the Ketef Hinnom Amulets. The amulets were written paleo-Hebrew and date to the 7th century B.C., some 400 years earlier than the oldest of the Dead Sea Scrolls! I found a video here which discusses it:

Information on the Tel Dan Inscription/Stele:

The books referenced in this video are listed below:

James K. Hoffmeier, "The Archaeology of the Bible" (Lion UK, 2008)

Kenneth Kitchen, "On the Reliability of the Old Testament" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003)

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. & Duane Garrett, "NIV Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture" (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005)

Thomas V. Brisco, "Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History" (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 1999)

Kendell H. Easley, "Holman Illustrated Guide to Biblical History" (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers: 2003)

Anson F Rainey & R. Steven Notley, "The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World" (Jerusalem: Carta, 2006)

Martin G. Abegg, Peter Flint & Eugene Ulrich, "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English" ( San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1999)

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