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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…

Babel, Abraham, and Sodom

In this lesson, David Capoccia surveys archaeological information from Babel and the time of Israel’s patriarchs. Important archaeological finds for this period include: the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, Egyptian depictions of Semitic life, and Mesopotamian marriage customs. David Capoccia also begins to discuss the claims that Sodom has been found today and what biblical details we should keep…

Creation and Flood Myths in the Ancient Near East

In this lesson, David Capoccia discusses some prominent creation and flood myths from ancient Egypt and Mespotamia. David Capoccia leads an investigation into the similarities and differences of these myths in relation to the Bible’s true account and he also answers the following question: could the Israelites have borrowed from the myths of the cultures around them…

How Do We Know How Old Something Is?

In this lesson, David Capoccia explains how archaeologists date their finds, showing that the process that appears in the news as precise and objective is actually very interpretive. David Capoccia then discusses how dating methods have been used to create a timeline for Egypt and the Middle East that contradicts the Bible. In the last part…

What is Biblical Archaeology and What Can It Do?

Does archaeology prove the Bible? Does it disprove the Bible? Or is archaeology irrelevant to the Bible? In this Sunday school lesson, David Capoccia explains the basics of biblical archaeology and why it’s important for Christians to know about. Specifically, David Capoccia defines biblical archaeology, briefly describes its history and process, and then discusses why…