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Hopefully this article will help us realize that the issue is not as cut and dried as the secular community sometimes presents it.Nor does Egyptian civilization falsify biblical history as the skeptics would like us to think.Archaeology is a science, not in the Aristotelian sense of cognitio certa per causas but in the modern sense of systematic knowledge.Vicente Vilar expands on this point by stating that archaeology is both art and science: as an art it searches for the material remains of ancient civilizations and tries to reconstruct, as far as possible, the environment and the organizations of one or many historical epochs; It might be thought that archaeology would have to disregard the information contained within religions and many philosophical systems.Biblical archaeology involves the recovery and scientific investigation of the material remains of past cultures that can illuminate the periods and descriptions in the Bible, be they from the Old Testament (Tanakh) or from the New Testament, as well as the history and cosmogony of the Judeo-Christian religions.
The principal location of interest is what is known in the relevant religions as the Holy Land, which from a western perspective is also called the Middle East.
Subscribe Today Biblical Archaeology Society Staff The article “True Colors: Digital Reconstruction Restores Original Brilliance to the Arch of Titus” by Steven Fine, Peter J. Sanders in the May/June 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review describes digital scanning conducted on the famed Roman triumphal arch.
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Following a strict biblical chronology, Egyptian civilization cannot predate creation, nor can the pyramids be pre-Flood constructions.
This article (although lengthy) does not attempt to solve any of the seeming problems in aligning Egyptian chronologies with the biblical text with any great detail.
Each of the Four Gospels provides detailed information about the time of Jesus’ death.