Materials: Archaeology and History (Documents)

Information flow in the Persian Empire

How did information flow in the Persian Empire? Reading Ezra and Esther gives me the impression that royal edicts quickly reached the farthest parts of the kingdom.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Messiah Stone Scrutinized

This article examines the sensational claim that "a Dead Sea Scroll on stone" reflects a pre-Christian Jewish belief in a messiah who would die, rise again after three days, and be exalted to heaven.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Recent Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology

Archaeology continues to shed light on the Bible, its lands, and characters. This article recognizes exciting finds over the last twenty five years, evidencing the discovery of Philistine cities such as Ashkelon and Ashdod, and the confirmation of no less than seventy Bible characters. Archaeologists are even working on Hebrew texts that could date Hebrew writing possibly to the early 10th century!

Author: 
Michael G. Hasel

The symbolism of the four cardinal directions

What biblical symbolism is associated with the four cardinal directions?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

The Tomb of Herod the Great

Now people will have the opportunity to admire the burial place of Herod the Great. King Herod was buried in a palae close tothe village of Bethlehem.

Author: 
Efrain Velazquez II