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  • Archaeologists' discovery supports Bible's Gezer account

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    TEL GEZER, Israel (BP) -- A discovery of ancient human remains by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary archaeologists has helped confirm Scripture's portrayal of the city of Gezer in southern Israel.

    The discovery, unearthed this summer by Southwestern's Tandy Institute of Archaeology, included remains of two adults and a child inside a building that appeared to have been violently destroyed by Egyptians in the 13th century B.C., according to media reports. Because the Egyptians in that period preferred to keep vanquished foes alive, "the heavy destruction suggests the Egyptian pharaoh ... Read More

  • 'Silver and gold' items highlight NOBTS dig

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, December 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Dan Warner
    KARMEI YOSEF, ISRAEL (BP) -- Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, God warned His people through Moses to avoid the idols of the Canaanites. Joshua reiterated this strict warning against the Canaanite gods after the people crossed the Jordan.

    But the Israelites did not heed these warnings. The idols and false gods of the Canaanites proved to be a snare to the people from the time of the Conquest until the Exile. Read More

  • More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    KARMEI YOSEF, Israel (BP) -- Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.

    The Bible provides a tantalizing parallel to the Gezer system in ... Read More

  • Digging & traveling in biblical lands

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- "So what does this prove?"

    Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The truth is, our major find that season did not "prove" anything in the Bible. Read More

  • Ancient Canaanite water system keys NOBTS archaeology focus

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NEVE SHALOM, Israel (BP) -- After the Israelites entered the Promised Land of Canaan following 400 years of bondage in Egypt, the ancient city of Gezer was memorialized in Scripture, but not in a positive way. Gezer is forever connected with the failure of God's people to fully possess the land He had given them. Read More