PLAYING DETECTIVE: HOW ARCHEOLOGY WORKS TO VERIFY WHAT WE READ IN SCRIPTURE.
On a hot June afternoon in central Israel, a team of archeologists meticulously digs on a hillside. Thanks to pop culture and Hollywood, our mental image of archeology often times conjures up images of fedora hats and bullwhips.
In some cases, the fedora hat may be accurate (Dr. Scott Stripling, Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research sports one almost every day) but I’ve personally never seen a bull-whip at an excavation site.
The Associates for Biblical Research or ABR just wrapped up their second season digging at the ancient site of Shiloh. The Bible references Shiloh on a number of occasions, including in Joshua 18, as the place where the tribes