'AND THE NUMBER ONE BIBLICAL DISCOVERY IS...'
Readers of theosebes no doubt will have noticed my interest in things archaeological, especially when they concern the Bible. Prof. Keith N. Schoville compiled his own Top 10 list of Biblical archaeological discoveries in the 20th Century. Ferrell Jenkins has supplied pictures to go along.
I've been discussing with my high school class at church the need to give skeptics a reason to believe the Bible as we study through David Banning's Bible 101 workbook. In order to gain an entrance into the skeptical mind one must begin with common ground, that is we must give them a place where they must believe what the Bible says. Archaeology gives us those places, providing points of common ground with the skeptic. Starting with facts that can be physically seen we can move on to matters that must be apprehended by faith. And that's where the important things are.