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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

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...

September 6, 2018

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes” (Isaiah 54:2 ESV)

‘You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard;...

September 6, 2018

Introduction

During conservation and restoration work at Tel Dan in Israel in 1993, staff surveyor Gila Cook found a sizable fragment of a monumental inscription.  The inscribed stone was in secondary use, and embedded in a wall bordering a large piazza between the inne...

September 6, 2018

Introduction

During the final season of the Heshbon Expedition in 1976, archaeologists carefully excavated an extensive tomb (F.27) dated to the late Roman period (ca. A.D. 135-195).  The tomb was part of the larger Esbus (Hisban) necropolis (Waterhouse 1998: 64-70).  T...

September 6, 2018

Introduction

The Survey of Western Palestine, a monumental undertaking of the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund carried out by a team of royal engineers from 1871-1878, presented orientalists and biblical scholars with an extremely detailed and accurate topogr...