Archaeology Of The Hebrew Bible

"From the beginnings of what we call biblical archeology, perhaps 150 years ago, scholars, mostly western scholars, have attempted to use archeological data to prove the Bible. And for a long time it was thought to work. [William Foxwell] Albright, the great father of our discipline, often spoke of the "archeological revolution." Well, the revolution has come but not in the way that Albright thought. The truth of the matter today is that archeology raises more questions about the historicity of the Hebrew Bible and even the New Testament than it provides answers, and that's very disturbing to some people."

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  1. The lack of Archaeological and Historical evidence for the truth of the Bible is a study which any young Christadelphian should delve into. Not only is it incredibly interesting, it should open up questions in the mind of any young person considering joining the Christadelphian community. I can`t remember during my years within the community ever hearing talks covering these subjects. I suppose such talks would have led to too many questions about the truth of the Bible record.

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  2. I think Rob Hyndman's chapter on this is worth reading: https://robjhyndman.com/unbelievable/ch11/

    I went to many of his talks. They were interesting. But, like he says, the focus was only on certain parts of Bible history, and that wasn't clear to me as a believer.

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