Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands | February 7, 2024


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Many skeptics feel the Bible is a fairy tale or myth.  Some claim it can’t be trusted because it’s full of contradictions and errors.  Still others doubt the locations and events that the Bible describes.  While the historical accuracy of the Bible has fallen under increased scrutiny and has been a topic of debate, new archaeological discoveries from an expanding host of ancient sites found in Bible lands continue to provide evidence pertaining to questions of reliability.

To provide insight on this issue, Crosstalk welcomed Dr. Titus Kennedy.  Dr. Kennedy is a professional archaeologist and a research fellow at Discovery Institute.  He is a consultant, writer and guide for history and archaeology documentaries and curricula, and currently directs archaeological projects in Bible lands.  He’s also researched and photographed archaeological sites and artifacts around the world.  He’s an author of the newly released, The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands: Uncovering Biblical Sites of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World.

Dr. Kennedy noted that if we didn’t know where many biblical ancient sites were, we’d have a very different view of geography and specifically, biblical geography.  So don’t miss this edition of Crosstalk as Dr. Kennedy shares examples showing why archaeological sites have been instrumental for furthering our understanding of ancient locations, geography, history, chronology, economics, language, religion and the culture of the biblical world.  For example, you’ll hear about the following:

  • What archaeology tells us about the size of the ancient biblical world.
  • What constitutes an archaeological site?
  • What helps Dr. Kennedy find some of these ancient sites?
  • The city of Uruk in Mesopotamia (southern Iraq), Ptah–a god of ancient Egypt, and Babylon.
  • What is the Levant?
  • The Pool of Siloam and the Pilate stone… 

   …and much more!

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Special Offer: The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands is being featured this month as a book of the month at the VCY Bookstore.  This is a hardcover book of just over 475 pages featuring more than 200 full-color photos that show ancient ruins and brings the Bible to life.  This book retails for $34.99.  However, through February 29, 2024, the VCY Bookstore is making this book available at 50% off, just $17.49 plus any applicable tax and/or shipping.  It’s available 24/7 at or call 1-888-722-4829.

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