Biblical Archaeology: The Study of Biblical Sites & Artifacts
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | February 22, 2019
While the definition of biblical archaeology varies from scholar to scholar, it generally includes some combination of archaeology and biblical studies (...) "Specifically, it is archaeology that sheds light on the stories, descriptions, and discussions in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament from the early second millennium [B.C.], the time of Abraham and the Patriarchs, through the Roman period in the early first millennium [A.D.]," Cline wrote in his book "Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2009). Some scholars extend the geographical area that biblical archaeology covers to include Egypt, Mesopotamia and Sudan (...) Some archaeologists prefer not to use the phrase "biblical archaeology" out of concern that it sounds unscientific (continua).