Some rejoice over discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls or the James Ossuary because they help to authenticate the Bible. Others rejoice because they aid scholars and theologians in understanding the cultural context surrounding biblical events and teachings. While archaeological discoveries do not come without their controversy, our understanding of the Bible, both its content and context, continues to expand thanks to the study of these finds.

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Archaeology's Rebel
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