Today’s post notes three compelling points from biblical archeology:
To begin, I highly encourage you to spend 12 minutes of your day watching this YouTube video regarding the prophet Isaiah: “Archeological Proof of the Prophet Isaiah?” In short, it seems highly likely that excavators in Jerusalem uncovered archeological evidence of Isaiah and his role during the reign of King Hezekiah.
Second, last Sunday I had the chance to preach from Luke 3:1-6. If you’d like, you can listen to the sermon here. Interestingly, in verses 1-2a of chapter 3, Luke gives his readers a substantive list of historical figures. Two of those mentioned are Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect (or governor) of Judea at the time of Jesus’ public ministry, and Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest during the same period. I find it fascinating that both figures appear in the archeological record outside of the Bible itself: