>Ten Important Archaeological Discoveries in 2008 Related to the Bible

>Several announcements were in 2008 about important archaeological discoveries that are directly or indirectly related to the Bible. It would be impossible to name all of them. What follows are ten archaeological discoveries announced in 2008 that are related to the Bible. They are not listed in order of discovery nor in order of importance to biblical studies. Rather, they are listed according to the dates of my posts describing each discovery.

1. The Kuttamuwa Stele

2. Earliest Known Hebrew Text In Proto-Canaanite Script (and here)

3. The Water Tunnel in Jerusalem

4. The Sarcophagus of the High Priest

5. The Phallic Figurines Found in Israel

6. The Walls of Jerusalem

7. Pagan Temple Found in Israel

8. The Bulla Belonging to Gedalyahu ben Pashhur

9. New Inscriptions Mentioning Seti I and Ramses II

10. A Rare Half-Shekel Coin Found in Jerusalem

Other archaeological discoveries that are also related to biblical studies:

1. Archaeological Discoveries from the First Temple Period

2. The Canaanite Warrior

3. The “Third Day” and Gabriel’s Revelation

4. The Discover of King Seti I’ Cartouche

5. The Assyrian Administrative Center

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary


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