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New Testament Attacks

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 1 Lesson 6 This week in Sunday school, we consider some of the criticisms often made against the New Testament and how we should respond. We focus on the claim that the New Testament arbitrarily contains some early Christian writings but not others. In the first part of our…

The Gospel Truth

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 1 Lesson 3 This week in our Answers Bible Curriculum Sunday school, we introduce ourselves to the four New Testament gospels. Why four gospels? How do these accounts of Jesus’ life fit together? And how should we respond to the claim that the gospels feature contradictions? We’ll consider these…

We Can Trust the New Testament

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 1 Lesson 1 If someone asked you, “Why do you trust the New Testament?” what would you say? That’s the topic of this Sunday school class. We’re going to listen to how Peter himself defended the credibility of the apostolic message. We’ll also discuss how we can be sure…

Parallel Accounts

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2 Quarter 2 Lesson 6 In this lesson, David Capoccia examines how the time periods discussed in the different OT books fit together — which books overlap in time and how they do so. David Capoccia also explains the benefits of having multiple historical accounts on the same person or event, which…

Year 2 Quarter 1 Review

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2 Quarter 1 Lesson 13 In this lesson, David Capoccia takes time to review the foundational truths discussed in the beginning of the course: Why is the Bible our only authority? What makes the Bible worthy of our trust? How should we study the Bible? What is the gospel? And how should…

Chronology Conundrums

Does ancient Egyptian history contradict the Bible? In this lesson, we investigate why the standard Egyptian chronology of history does not match the chronology given by the Bible. Specifically, we familiarize ourselves with the conventional chronology of ancient Egyptian history, consider the revised chronology proposed by Answers in Genesis and archaeologist David Down, and compare this chronology to the one asserted…

Bondage in Egypt

In this lesson, we examine Exodus 1 and the account of enslavement of the children of Israel. This account raises a number of questions: where was God during the suffering of the Israelites? When and for how long were the Israelites enslaved? Did God condone the lying of the Hebrew midwives to pharaoh? We investigate these…

Archaeology of Israel’s Exile and Return (Part 2)

In this final lesson of the biblical archaeology survey, David Capoccia answers questions about Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, discusses the importance of seal impressions for confirming biblical persons archaeologically, and presents archaeological findings related to Nebuchadnezzar II, Belshazzar, and Cyrus the Great.

Archaeology of Israel’s Exile and Return (Part 1)

In this lesson, David Capoccia discusses biblical archaeology related to the time of Israel’s being taken into captivity. Specifically, David Capoccia discusses Assyria’s and Babylon’s invasions of Judah. These historical events written about in the Bible are confirmed and further described through findings at Tel Lachish, Sennacherib’s palace relief sculptures, Hezekiah’s Broad Wall and Water Tunnel, the…

Archaeology of the Judges and Kings

In this lesson, David Capoccia finishes sampling archaeology from the judges period and begins examining important archaeological finds from the time of Israel’s kings. Specifically, David Capoccia examines: the temple of Shechem described in Judges 9, the Tel Dan Stele, the Mesha Stele, and the fortress city of Khirbet Qeiyafa. The latter finds are especially important…