Do Archaeology and the Bible Agree? - Zollman Edition 2.0

The remnants of ancient civilizations are preserved in historical artifacts. How well do you know your archaeological history?


An archaeologist is a person who is looking for_________?

Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. It is a subfield of anthropology, the study of all human culture.

The Rosetta stone, which was discovered in Egypt _____ ?

The Rosetta Stone is important because it holds the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphs - a script made up of small pictures that was used originally in ancient Egypt for religious texts.

The person who discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb was:

Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the almost intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king") in November 1922.

The finding of King Tutankhamun’s tomb was important because...?

Because King Tutankhamun's tomb was sealed and mostly intact when it was found by Howard Carter, historians and archaeologists were able to learn more about the 18th Dynasty, mummification practices and the vast wealth of Egypt during this time. Modern tomb robbers were not able to find the tomb because it was well hidden under rock and mud from previous floods.

Cuneiform is a writing system that was primarily used in...?

Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. In cuneiform, a carefully cut writing implement known as a stylus is pressed into soft clay to produce wedge-like impressions that represent word-signs (pictographs) and, later, phonograms or `word-concepts'.

Daniel and his three friends were captives in which city that is in ruins today?

In the Book of Daniel we read about three young Hebrew men held captive in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. Their Hebrew names are Mishael, Hananiah, and Azariah. But most of us know them by the pagan names given to them by the Babylonians – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are important because...?

The scrolls comprise, among other things, the oldest existing copies of parts of the Bible. Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest existing manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible came from about 800-1,000 A.D.

What name was found on a monument in Tel Dan, proving that he actually existed?

Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have caused as much excitement as the Tel Dan inscription-writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) – that furnished the first historical evidence for King David from outside the Bible.

The Old and New Testaments are written in what languages?

During the thousand years of its composition, almost the entire Old Testament was written in Hebrew. But a few chapters in the prophecies of Ezra and Daniel and one verse in Jeremiah were written in a language called Aramaic. The New Testament, however, was written in Greek.

Archaeology can help us in understanding the Bible by...

Archaeology has done a great deal to restore confidence in the Bible as the revealed Word of God. It has shown light on previously obscure passages and has helped us to understand customs, culture, and background in many ways that seemed most unlikely to our fathers in a previous generation. Archaeology is highly relevant for understanding the Bible today.