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Biblical Archeology

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A Seven Course Study by DPS       
 

Complete with downloadable teacher's guide, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations
 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

a.       The Bible and Archeology

b.      Archeological tools

c.       Significant confirmed biblical structures

Discussion Questions


2. Biblical Creation and Archeology

a.       Inscriptions and Writings: The Mesha Stele (Moabite Stone)

b.      Scripture Reading: Genesis 1 and 2

c.       Other Mesopotamian Creation accounts (similarities and differences)

d.      Archeological discovery from above: Pishon River?

Discussion Questions


3. Theories of the Flood

a.      Inscriptions and Writings: Israel Stele

b.      Scripture Reading: Genesis 7

c. Theories of the Flood

d.       Another Mesopotamian flood account from the Gilgamesh Epic

e.       The quest for Noah’s arc

      Discussion Questions
 

4. Mesopotamia and Egypt

a. Inscriptions and Writings: Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III

b. Mesopotamia & Egypt -a geology shapes theology

    Contrast between Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia

      Outline of Early Mesopotamian History

Discussion Questions
 

5. The Patriarchs

a. Inscriptions and Writings: The Rosetta Stone

b. Abraham and his family

Discussion Questions

 

6. Joseph and the Significance of the Sojourn in Egypt

a. Inscriptions and Writings: The Oxyrhynchus Papyri

b. Significance of the Sojourn in Egypt

Discussion Questions
 

7. Significant Archeological Finds that Preserve the Integrity of the Bible

a. The Dead-Sea Scrolls

b. The Nag Hammadi Library

Discussion Questions

 

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