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Quiz 16 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of weeks nine and ten lessons on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible.

Quiz 16 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible from David Johnson

Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Dead Sea Scrolls House of David Inscription Quiz 12 Jericho Ketef Hinnom Silver Amulet Scroll Quiz 13 The Crucified Man Pontius Pilate Inscription Quiz 14 Hezekiah’s Tunnel Caiaphas Ossuary Quiz 15 Jehu’s Tribute to Shalmaneser III Palace of Sennacherib Lachish Reliefs Quiz 16

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Lesson 10 of 10: Palace of Sennacherib Lachish Relief

Stone panel no 10: The siege and capture of the city of Lachish in 701 BC. The British Museum, London

Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

In 1847, a year after he discovered the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III at Nimrud, archaeologist Henry Lanyard made another amazing discovery at nearby ancient Nineveh in modern day Iraq. He found Sennacherib’s seventy room palace, buried for 2,500 years.

Sennacherib was an Assyrian king who ruled 705 B.C. – 681 B.C., 150 years after Shalmaneser III.

Layard discovered that the seventy rooms in the palace were lined with limestone slabs with carved scenes of Sennacherib’s exploits. One room in particular depicted [...]

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Lesson 9 of 10 Jehu’s Tribute to Shalmaneser III

Statue of Shalmaneser III, now housed in the Museum of the Ancient Orient section of the Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Source: http://www.bible-history.com/black-obelisk/shalmaneser-assyria.html

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In 1846 archaeologist Henry Lanyard was excavating the ancient Assyrian capital of Nimrud (also known as Kalhu) in modern day Iraq.

They uncovered a six foot tall black obelisk (four-sided, narrow tapering monument with a pyramid-like shape at the top-much like the Washington Monument). The obelisk contained carved images and a long cuneiform inscription recording the annals of Shalmaneser III. It served as a monument and listed the military campaigns of King Shalmaneser III. The obelisk is called the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser [...]

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Quiz 15 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of weeks seven and eight lessons on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible.

Quiz 15 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible from David Johnson

Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Dead Sea Scrolls House of David Inscription Quiz 12 Jericho Ketef Hinnom Silver Amulet Scroll Quiz 13 The Crucified Man Pontius Pilate Inscription Quiz 14 Hezekiah’s Tunnel Caiaphas Ossuary Quiz 15 Jehu’s Tribute to Shalmaneser III Palace of Sennacherib Lachish Reliefs Quiz 16

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Lesson 8 of 10 Caiaphas Ossuary

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In 1990 construction workers uncovered a burial cave and an ossuary marked “Joseph, son of Caiaphas.” Did this contain the bones of the high priest that questioned Jesus?

Caiaphas’ Bones Found

An exciting archaeological discovery was announced in 1990. Workers constructing a new park within the Peace Forest about two miles south of the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem accidentally uncovered a burial cave. The cave is located in an area where many other similar tombs have been discovered.

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Lesson 7 of 10 Hezekiah’s Tunnel

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In 2 Kings 20:20 there is reference to an ancient hidden tunnel dug by King Hezekiah. Does it really exist? Who really dug it and when? Read on to find out more. Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezekiah%27s_Tunnel

In the following two Bible verses there is a reference to a tunnel beginning at the Gihon spring and ending at the west side of the city:

2 Kings 20:20: “As for the other events of Hezekiah’s reign, all his achievements and how he made the pool [...]

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Quiz 14 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of week’s five and six lessons on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible.

Quiz 14 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible from David Johnson

Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Dead Sea Scrolls House of David Inscription Quiz 12 Jericho Ketef Hinnom Silver Amulet Scroll Quiz 13 The Crucified Man Pontius Pilate Inscription Quiz 14 Hezekiah’s Tunnel Caiaphas Ossuary Quiz 15 Jehu’s Tribute to Shalmaneser III Palace of Sennacherib Lachish Reliefs Quiz 16

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Lesson 6 of 10: Pontius Pilate Inscription

Pilate Inscription

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In 1961 a group of archaeologists were excavating an ancient Roman theater near Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea was a leading city in the first century located on the Mediterranean Sea. The region was called Judea, and the governor was called a prefect. The prefect usually lived in Caesarea and traveled to Jerusalem for special events.

A limestone block was found there with a three line inscription, reading:

…]S TIBERIVM

…PON]TIVS PILATVS

…PRAEF]ECTVS IVDA[EA]

The inscription is believed to be part of a larger inscription [...]

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Lesson 5 of 10: The Crucified Man

Crucified Man Givat ha-Mivtar

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In 1968 an ossuary (bone box) was discovered in Jewish tomb. Inside the bone box was found the skeleton of a man crucified around the time of Jesus. The man still had a nail driven through his right heel.

In 1968 construction workers were working on a project in a suburb north of Jerusalem called Giv’at ha-Mivtar. They accidentally uncovered a Jewish tomb. Inside, five ossuaries were discovered. One contained the skeletons of two men and a child. One of the men had [...]

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Quiz 13 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of week’s three and four lessons on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible.

Quiz 13 on Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible from David Johnson

Top-Ten Archaeology Discoveries Confirming the Bible

Dead Sea Scrolls House of David Inscription Quiz 12 Jericho Ketef Hinnom Silver Amulet Scroll Quiz 13 The Crucified Man Pontius Pilate Inscription Quiz 14 Hezekiah’s Tunnel Caiaphas Ossuary Quiz 15 Jehu’s Tribute to Shalmaneser III Palace of Sennacherib Lachish Reliefs Quiz 16

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