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What is biblical archaeology?
Traditionally, biblical archaeology is the name given to the study of the archaeological aspects of the history of the Jewish and Christian churches as provided in the Judeo-Christian bible, including but not limited to the <A href="http://archaeology.about.com/od/biblicalarchaeology/ig/Dead-Sea-Scrolls/">Dead Sea Scrolls</A>. Near Eastern archaeology is the term that refers to the same region, but, since not all archaeology in the area is referred to in the Old or New Testament, covers a broader range of topics.
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Archaeology is the study of material remains related to the human past. Such remains include monumental structures such as the pyramids of Egypt, to microscopic plant frag…ments retrieved from ancient soils. Archaeological research is undertaken on recent historical remains to supplement the written record, or on the prehistoric evidence of human culture where no other record exists. Archaeological methods are applied everywhere in the world where people have left remains behind, which for all practical purposes is anywhere on earth. From the buildings and other cultural artifacts left behind by the first Antarctic expeditions, to fossilized remains revealing the earliest human origins in Africa, archaeology provides a window into man's cultural past. Archaeology is also the study of past human populations, their lifestyle and their culture through material remains. The official definition for the word "archaeology" is "the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains."
Biblicism is interpreting the Bible in a literal way.
Anything having to do with the Bible. This will also depend on who 'you' are, since not all Bible passages will apply to you. The Bible addresses some things to …specific groups of people. Many other things are general, although they may still apply to your need. Also being 'biblical' doesn't just mean knowing what the Bible says or having a verse to quote here and there. It means knowing and loving the one who wrote the Bible. Jesus Christ is the best one who can help any person be 'Biblical' since He is its ultimate subject and author. Answer/ Any content having the status of coming from the Bible as a book or collection of books; or as a descriptive term for virtuous content having the status of being like that of the Bible where inferred.
archaeologist (an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture) As long as humans have lived on earth they have left traces of their existence. Whatever t…he deposit, it will tell those who excavate and research these remains something of the lives of the people who left them behind. This is archaeology. The range of sites studied and the enormous variations in the amount and complexity of the remains hav led to great specialization in the disciplins that exist today under the general umbrella of archaeology. (From World Book Archeology Encyclopedia)
Pertaining to the Bible.
Where can you get an unbiased information about Biblical character archaeological events and history questions?
Everyone has a bias. Some are just more open about it.
Are there any extra-biblical Archaeological or Historical evidences that the Israelites were once slaves in Egypt?
It is possible, but unlikely that some Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians at sometime during the middle of the second millennium BCE. However, there is no extra-bib…lical evidence, either archaeological or historical, for any such event. The leading Israeli archaeologist, Israel Finkelstein said, "Today more than 90% of scholars agree that there was no Exodus from Egypt".
That religious people don't interfere with the dating and explanation of archeological findings and archaeologists don't preach to religious people how they know better.… The two groups will never agree and it is pointless to try from either viewpoint.
William Foxwell Albright began excavating in Palestine in the 1920's with the stated expectation that archaeology would refute the critical claims against the historic…al veracity of the Bible stories. He was convinced that if the ancient remains of Palestine were uncovered, they would furnish unequivocal proof of the historical truth of the events relating to the Jewish people in its land. The biblical archaeology that developed following Albright and his pupils brought about a series of extensive digs at the important biblical tells: Megiddo, Lachish, Gezer, Shechem (Nablus), Jericho, Jerusalem, Ai, Giveon, Beit She'an, Beit Shemesh, Hazor, Ta'anach and others. While many of the earlier expectations of the biblical archaeologists have not been met, archaeology has provided a wealth of information that has enabled scholars to understand the Bible and its background. Extremely serious difficulties arose in the attempts to locate the archaeological evidence for the military conquest of Canaan. Various expeditions at Jericho and Ai, the two cities whose conquest is described in the greatest detail in the Book of Joshua, have proved that at the end of the Late Bronze Age, which is the agreed period for the conquest, there were no cities in either tell, and of course no walls that could have been toppled. Explanations offered for Jericho included that the walls around Jericho were washed away by rain, or that earlier walls had been used. It was claimed that the original story of Ai actually referred to the conquest of nearby Beit El and was transferred to Ai by later redactors. As more and more sites were uncovered and it emerged that the places in question died out or were simply abandoned at different times, the conclusion that there is no factual basis for the biblical story about the conquest by Israelite tribes in a military campaign led by Joshua was confirmed. Meanwhile, archaeologists in Egypt found that the many Egyptian documents that we have make no mention of the Israelites' presence in Egypt and are also silent about the events of the Exodus. Generations of researchers have tried to locate Mount Sinai and the encampments of the tribes in the desert but not even one site has been found that can match the biblical account. The name "Israel" is mentioned in a single Egyptian document from the period of Merneptah, king of Egypt, dating from 1208 BCE: "Plundered is Canaan with every evil, Ascalon is taken, Gezer is seized, Yenoam has become as though it never was, Israel is desolated, its seed is not." Merneptah refers to the country by its Canaanite name and mentions several cities of the kingdom, along with a non-urban ethnic group. According to this evidence, 'Israel' referred to one of the population groups that resided in Canaan toward the end of the Late Bronze Age, apparently in the mountainous hinterland where the Kingdom of Israel would later be established. When archaeologists realised that the Philistines had only arrived in Palestine during the thirteenth century BCE, they began to realise that the story of Abraham and the Patriarchs was not literally true. Excavations in Syria, Mesopotamia and elsewhere have provided an understanding of the religions and cultures of the forerunners and neighbours of the Hebrew people. They now realise that the Israelites spoke a closely related language to that of the Canaanites and must have worshipped the same gods. Some scholars began to believe that the stories of the Patriarchs were adaptations of older stories about the gods. For a long while, scholars noticed that there was nothing to be found that confirmed the existence even of King David. However, the Mesha Stele or "Moabite Stone", bearing an inscription by the ninth century BCE Moabite King Mesha and discovered in 1868, was re-examined recently and may refer to the "House of David". If this reading is correct, then it is circumstantial evidence that David had once existed, or at least that the Judahites thought he had. Archaeologists had expected to confirm that the empire of David and Solomon stretched from the Euphrates River to Gaza just as it was described in the Bible (1 Kings 5:4), but no such empire existed. Large sections of Jerusalem have been excavated over the past 150 years, and impressive remains have been found from centuries earlier than the Hebrew period, as well as from later periods, but not from the time attributed to the earliest Hebrew occupation and the United Monarchy.
Of course it is! It tells us everything we know about the past!
Plenty. To discover the buried history. They uncover history.
An archaeologist is someone who searches the earth for prehistoric bones. So they're job is archaeologically. :)
Biblical Archaeology Review was created in 1975.
Biblical Archaeological Institute was created in 1999.
Society of Biblical Archaeology was created in 1870.
Society of Biblical Archaeology ended in 1919.
The address of the Museum Of Archaeology And Biblical History is: 9833 Windmill Ct NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-5602