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Find here selected items from the Sigfried Horn Archeological Museum that are connected to the Bible.

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September 6, 2018

Introduction

While visiting a Bedouin encampment near the site of the ancient Moabite city of Dibon in 1868, F. A. Klein, an Anglican medical missionary from Alsace (Horn 1983: 497-98), learned about a large inscribed black stone lying in the adjacent ruins of Dibon.  A...

But because our fathers had angered the God of heaven, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house and carried away the people to Babylonia (Ezra 5:12 ESV)

All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar.  At the end of tw...

September 6, 2018

Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to...

September 6, 2018

Introduction

The Rosetta stone is a tri-lingual inscription carved in black granite with the same text inscribed in three ancient languages; Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek.  The text is a decree jointly issued by the king and a council of Egyptian priests in 196 BC wit...

September 6, 2018

Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed with purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made about him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom(Daniel 5:29 ESV)

Introduction

Nabonidus (556-539 BC) ruled as the last k...

September 6, 2018

And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley,...

September 6, 2018

Introduction

During his excavations at biblical Calah (Genesis 10:11; Neo-Assyrian Nimrud) in 1846, Henry Austen Layard discovered an extensively inscribed four-sided stone obelisk.  The black basalt monument featured five rows of bas-relief panels on each side depictin...

September 6, 2018

He will raise a signal for nations far away,and whistle for them from the ends of the earth;and behold, quickly, speedily they come!  None is weary, none stumbles,none slumbers or sleeps,not a waistband is loose,not a sandal strap broken;their arrows are sharp,all thei...

September 6, 2018

Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel, in the third year of his reign he gave a feast for all his officials and servants. The arm...