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Biblical archaeology is an important creation science discipline that substantiates the Bible as a valid historical document, and the Biblical chronology as accurate time-line. Each year new discoveries are made, and creationists are encouraged to keep themselves informed of progress in this field.
The Ark of the Covenant (Hebrew: ארון הבּרית, 'ărōn ha-berīth) in the Old Testament of the Bible is the chest the Hebrews used to contain the tablets of the Law given by God to Moses. The Ark was the centerpiece of the Temple in Jerusalem, residing in the Holy of Holies, and seen just once a year by the high priest on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
When the Ark was carried in the open, it was covered by a veil of badger skins, and a blue cloth, concealed even from the Levite priests who were assigned to carry it. When the Hebrews were at rest during the wanderings, the Ark was placed within the tabernacle, a tent-like structure erected as a place of worship, the Ark being placed within a segregated area inside called the “Holy of Holies”.
During the journeys of the Israelites the ark was carried by the priests in advance of the main body of the Hebrew host (Numbers 4:5, 4:6; 10:33-36; Psalms 68:1; 132:8), its power first being demonstrated when it was borne over the Jordan River, which separated into a pathway for the priests to cross (Joshua 3:15, 3:16; 4:7, 4:10, 4:11, 4:17, 4:18). It was borne in the procession round Jericho (Joshua 6:4, 6:6, 6:8, 6:11, 6:12) for seven days prior to the successful capture of that city.
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"I set out to look for truth on the borderland where Greece and Asia meet, and found it there. You may press the words of Luke in a degree beyond any other historian's and they stand the keenest scrutiny and the hardest treatment." - Sir William Ramsey (eminent archaeologists who changed his mind regarding Luke after extensive study in the field), (1915), The Bearing of Recent Discovery on the Trustworthiness of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1975 reprint), page 89.
"Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of facts trustworthy; he is possessed of the true historic sense...In short this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians." - Sir William Ramsey (archaeologist), The Bearing of Recent Discovery on the Trustworthiness of the New Testament, 1915, pages 81, 222
- New test dates Shroud of Turin to era of Christ New examination dates the shroud to between 300 BC and 400 AD, which would put it in the era of Christ. USA Today. March 30, 2013.
- Shroud of Turin to be Broadcast Live Shown on television for the first time in 40 years on Easter Saturday. Discovery News. March 30, 2013.
- Samson Mosaic Discovered in Ancient Synagogue in Huqoq, Israel A colorful mosaic depicting the Biblical Samson has been discovered in Israel dating about 350-450 B.C. MSNBC/LiveScience, July 5, 2012.
- Bethlehem existed centuries pre-Jesus, archaeologists say archaeologists discovered the first physical evidence supporting Old Testament accounts of Bethlehem’s existence. The Vancouver Sun, May 23, 2012.
- Breaking News—Evidence of Cultic Activity in Judah Discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa Discoveries at Khirbet Qaiyafa dating 1020-980 B.C. reveal no eating of pork or idol worship at site mentioned in Bible for King David; called evidence for King David's rule. BiblicalArchaeology.org, May 9, 2012.
- Khirbet Qeiyafa Identified as Biblical 'Neta'im' William F. Albright proposes name of Khirbet Qaiyafa is identical to 'Neta'im mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:23 - pottery shard recently discovered dating 1,000 years ago. ScienceDaily, March 12, 2012.