I'm not sure if it is comforting to know this, but it isn't the first time this world has been threatened with collapse. Archaeologists have discovered evidence pointing to the historic demise of the Byzantine Empire amid volcanic activity and plagues.
But our present day situation seems more intense doesn't it? Is it just because it is happening to us? That it's not history we are reading but our headlines?
Jul 22, 2020
Matthew 13: 55 tells us Joseph, the man who took care of Jesus like a father, was a carpenter. "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?"
Mark 6:3 tells us Jesus was a carpenter too. "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him."
Seems like a yes, right? But archaeologists are wondering.
Jul 15, 2020
In 2020 the world announced the Church was not necessary for life on a daily basis. Unfortunately many people agreed. Some were believers.
Two papers recently published by research fellow Mitka R. Golub supports the historicity of Bible names during the time of Jeremiah and the inscriptions detailing them. But Golub has also found what she thinks is a biblical contradiction.
Jun 9, 2020
Scientists question the accuracy of ancient DNA taken from archaeological sites since it is contaminated by decay and elements like bacteria. But researchers recently decided to test the skins on which some Dead Sea Scrolls are written to try to identify their source of origin. The results may help to piece together their mystery.