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Fingerprints - Archaeology

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
April 17, 2021

Fingerprints – Archeology
April 17, 2021

The Fingerprint of Archaeology

What is Archaeology?
Archaeology is the study of past human behavior through the systematic recovery and analysis of material remains or objects. These objects, called artifacts, can be as small as a button or as large as a building. Either large or small, they are the evidence of past cultures.

Belief and Doubt Are A Choice
You Can Choose!

Today, there’s over 25,000 archaeological discoveries to date and Increasing Daily

“The geography of the bible lands in visible remains of antiquity were gradually recorded until today more than 25,000 sites within this region and dating to the Old Testament times in their broader sense had been located.”
DJ Wisemen
Biblical Scholar, Archaeologist, Assyriologist Of University of London

Nelson Glueck, a former Jewish rabbi. He wrote a book, Rivers in the Desert. He was very informed in archeology and also converted to Christianity later on his life. Notice what he says,

“It maybe stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.”

Over 30 People In The New Testament Have Been Confirmed
Over 60 People In The Old Testament Have Been Confirmed
Over 60 Historical Details In The Gospel of John (C. Blomberg)
Over 80 Historical Details In the Book of Acts (C.J. Hemmer)

Over 60 Confirmed Historical Details in the Gospel of John
“The Historical Reliability of John” Author Craig Blomberg

Over 80 Confirmed Historical Details In Acts
“The Book of Acts” By Colin J. Hemer.
“Luke was an exceptional investigated journalist and reporter.
He did not make mistakes.”

There Has Never Been Or Will Ever Be An
Archeological Find That Disproves the Bible

Rosetta Stone
It proved to be valuable as the key to deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The stone dated to the period of Ptolemy V (204–180 BC) and was inscribed in three scripts: demotic, Greek, and hieroglyphic. The Greek, well known to scholars at the time, proved to be a translation of the ancient Egyptian language on the stone.


Dead Sea Scrolls
In 1947, shepherds stumbled upon a cave in a rugged, arid area on the western side of the Dead Sea. What they discovered was soon proclaimed the greatest archaeological find of the twentieth century. Over the next few years, other, similar remote caves in the area were found. What did these caves contain? Over 800 fragmentary documents, mainly consisting of Hebrew writings on leather (with a few on parchment), including fragments of 190 biblical scrolls. Most of these are small, containing no more than one-tenth of a book; however, a complete Isaiah scroll has been found. Almost every OT book is present, and there are also other writings valued by the community that dwelt in those caves. It appears the earliest scrolls date to the mid-third century BC, and most to the first or second centuries BC.

Most of My Images Are From
Dr. Joseph Holden
Archaeology and The Bible: What Are The
Stones Telling Us About The Scriptures


Burnt and Shattered Bones


Melted Potter From Sodom


Goliath City of Gath



“The sons of Immer.”


Jeremiah 20:1
Now Pashhur the son of Immer, the priest who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

Silver Scroll 600 B.C.




King Ahaz




King Uzziah


Artaxerxes at 5th century B.C.


King Jehoiachin Last King of Israel


The Ipuwer Papyrus.
This is a 13th century B.C. papyrus with the Egyptians script on it.
What Happened Between The 15th and the 13th century in Egypt?



Pontius Pilate




Written in Latin. Why? Because he imported his wine from Italy, he liked Italian wine. Notice the date the wine was made, the kind of wine and King Herod, right there.
Herodium, A City That Herod Himself Built


James Ossuary





Pool Of Bethesda


History Can Become Myth,
But Myth Cannot Become Archeology

Satan Desires To Destroys History
To Eliminate His-Story

Archaeology and History
Can Validate Biblical Stories and Their Accuracy

1. The Past, While In The Present, Seems Irrelevant
But Gods Fingerprint Is All Over It

2. What Seems Life Trash Actually Becomes Treasure

Validity of Biblical History Makes Spiritual Aspects Believable

John 3:5-12
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

3. If You Can Trust The Bible In Earthly Things,
You Can Certainly Trust It For Spiritual Things

If You Can Trust The Bible In Earthly Things,
You Can Certainly Trust It For Spiritual Things