Did Bethlehem and Nazareth exist in Jesus’ day?

May 28th, 2012

Nazareth house

Not so very long ago, many internet critics of christianity were pointing out that there was no archaeological evidence of settlements at Bethlehem and Nazareth in the first century. This demonstrates, they said, despite the fact that few scholars agreed with them, that these towns didn’t exist, and that therefore the Bible accounts are not historical.

But three years later the situation has changed.

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Archaeology and Jesus

August 29th, 2011

Jesus and Archaeology book.

Archaeology can tell us a lot about the world of first century Palestine, where Jesus lived, and this is a great help in understanding the New Testament. But can it tell us much about one of the most basic questions of all: are the New Testament gospels accurate accounts of Jesus’ life, based on eyewitnesses?

It turns out that it can at least tell us something, especially about the gospel of John.

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