Discover and save creative ideas
    Explore these ideas and more!

    House of God Ostracon:- This Ostracon (writing on pottery) was discovered in Arad, an ancient Judean administrative center. Written in ancient Hebrew script dated to the early 6th century BCE, it is presumed to be one of the earliest epigraphic references to the Temple in Jerusalem.A portion of the inscription reads: "To my lord Elyashib,may the Lord seek your welfare and as to the matter which you command me it is well,he is in the House of God"

    Ketef Hinnom Amulets:Two tiny silver scrolls in the form of amulets were discovered at a burial cave at Ketef Hinnom. Written in ancient Hebrew script dated to the 7th century BCE, the scrolls comprise the earliest-known fragments of a biblical text and pre-date the earliest scrolls from Qumran by more than 300 years.A form of what is known as the priestly blessing is contained in the scroll.It also contains the oldest known form of the Divine Name of God(Known as the Tetragrammatom)

    Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ) Culture: Assyrian 1958, excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ceded to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1959, purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq

    Hazael King of Syria - Biblical Archaeology from Ancient Damascus (Bible History Online)

    Dancer Horvat Qitmit Iron Age II, late 7th - early 6th century BCE Pottery H: 17.5 cm Israel Antiquities Authority

    A particularly interesting artifact from the Solomon Temple reign of King Uzziah of Judah, c. 750 BC, is a small ivory pomegranate - vase shaped with a long neck and petals. Around its shoulder, in an early Hebrew script, is inscribed "Sacred donation for the priests of the House of the Lord ". Like the Temple Ostracon and the David Tablet, this item is also held at the Israel Museum.

    The oldest surviving manuscript of the Lord's Prayer, with fragments from the Gospels of Luke and John. Written in Egypt in Alexandrian-style text. It was donated to the Vatican Library in March 2007.

    "Now Hazael king of Aram had oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion on them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now." For the sake of His covenant, God was willing to spare the apostate Northern Kingdom for a period of time

    Crucified Man

    Archaeology confirms the historical references made in the Bible of a Roman Governor named Pontius Pilate, the procurator who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion. In June 1961 Italian archaeologists led by Dr. Frova were excavating near Caesarea and uncovered a limestone block. On the face is an inscription, which is part of a larger dedication to Tiberius Caesar and clearly says, “Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea.” This is the only known occurrence of the name Pontius Pilate in any ancient inscription.

    4. Ketef Hinnom - The scroll the way it appeared before being opened - It has been touted as "one of most significant discoveries ever made" for Biblical studies. The scrolls "preserve the earliest known citations of texts also found in the Hebrew Bible and ... the earliest examples of confessional statements concerning Yahweh." The reference to Yahweh as "Rebuker of Evil," found in later incantations and amulets associated with Israel, is evidence that these artifacts were also amulets.

    Pilate Inscription: ..this inscription bears witness to a major New Testament figure and settles the debate over Pilot's title of Prefect rather than the inferior Procurator.

    Biblical archaeology; recent discovery of Pool of Siloam under the City of Jerusalem...where Jesus healed the blind man

    Seal of the City of David

    Biblical archaeology - From the Caiaphas family tomb in Jerusalem, this ossuary bears the inscription "Yehosef bar Qafa: (Joseph, son of Caiaphas), and it is dated to the Second Temple period. Caiaphas is the name of the High Priest who presided over the trial of Jesus.

    House of David Inscription For years liberals claimed that the David in the Bible did not exist because of the lack of archeological evidence. Then, in 1993, all that changed when Israeli archaeologist, Avraham Biran discovered Tel Dan Stele (a stele is an inscribed stone)

    Biblical Archaeology

    May 8, 2007 — The long search for Herod the Great's tomb has ended with the exposure of the remains of his grave, sarcophagus and mausoleum on Mount Herodium's northeastern slope, Prof. Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology just announced.

    Biblical Archaeology - Hezekiah's Tunnel / Siloam Tunnel. Hidden man made tunnel under Jerusalem. Diverted water from Gihon Spring to Pool of Siloam. Giving water while under attack. Dug during King Hezekiah 701 BC. An inscription was found recording the construction...