In 2009, excavations in the Ophel, an area adjacent to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, uncovered the clay impression of the seal of Hezekiah."It is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation," Hebrew University reported.They determined it was the head of a fertility goddess, probably Asherah, dating to the 8th century B. The 2015 excavation of a Byzantine synagogue at Horvat Kur, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, revealed a mosaic depicting a menorah with a unique oil lamp design.This project is one of several synagogues being excavated near the epicenter of Jesus’ ministry, providing new insights into worship communities in the centuries after Jesus.
Romans For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
This is not the same Eshba’al who is referenced in 1 Chronicles , a son of King Saul, but that's the only other mention of the name in ancient records, both from the identical era.
Excavations at Lachish in 2014 turned up an ostracon (clay potsherd with writing) dating to around 1130 B. The meaning of the nine-letter Canaanite inscription is unclear, but the excavators say it provides significant information about the development of the Canaanite alphabet, and ultimately Hebrew, Greek, and Latin alphabets.
(This list is subjective, and based on news reports rather than peer-reviewed articles in scientific publications.) An Israeli boy enjoying a picnic with his family in mid-November at the ruins of the biblical city of Beit Shemesh found what appeared to be the small head of a statue and showed it to an Israeli tour guide.
The guide encouraged the boy to take the find to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which he did.Once the Church was adopted by Rome in the fourth century, it became unlawful for the scriptures to be given into the hands of the common believer -- thus, throughout most of Christian history the written text of the scriptures was not available to the people.