Biblical Paleoarcheology

A Tale of Two Cities

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article #39 The cities of Eridu (Babel) and Uruk (Ereck) have a significant place in (1) the Bible, (2) archeology, and (3) cuneiform literature. These are two real cities from ancient history. We will briefly consider them in each of the three contexts just mentioned. (1) Babel and Ereck in the Bible Let’s begin with […]

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The Ubaid Collapse (G7)

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Article #38 Babel is famous for God’s judgment on the city and tower, but was it really a judgment? It was like a slap on the hand compared to the Flood. No one was killed. No property was damaged. People just had a harder time putting together a one-world dictatorship because they suddenly became divided […]

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The Ubaid Growth Period (G6)

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article #37 I would love to call this period “The Rise of Babel”, but not many people, even Christians scholars, recognize this as Babel. That’s such a shame, since we could have a much stronger witness if Christians could agree on what seems like an obvious conclusion. Archeologists gave the awkward Arabic name to this […]

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The Halaf Generation (G5)

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Article #36 Several quality pottery styles took the world by storm. They were named after settlements in the Fertile Crescent, as seen on the map below: Tell Halaf, Tell Hassuna, and Samarra. These three types of pottery were so popular that they were adopted by surrounding localities. The reason why this happened is highly debated, […]

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The Local Pottery Generation (G4)

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Article #35 Some settlements had pottery while others did not. Some had farming while others did not. These may seem like trivial facts to the uninitiated, but they underlie the core arguments for human evolution. Since the time that Robert and Linda Braidwood studied the Amuq Valley in Syria, in the 1930’s, archeologists have been […]

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The Pre-Pottery Generation (G3)

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article 34 According to Genesis 10, seventy names are given of people who founded nations. Only three heads of nations were born in this third generation. Thirty-six patriarchs from the second generation, however, were becoming adults and growing their own families. Added to the 16 first-generation leaders, this makes 55 proud nations on the rise. […]

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Canaan’s Natufian Generation (G2)

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Article #33 The second generation after the Flood (G2 on the chart) begins with the first grandchildren after the Flood. Supposing that Noah did not have more children, Shem, Ham, and Japheth would have each had up to fifteen children in their individual “tribe”. The youth would have been industrious, adventuresome, and reached maturity early. […]

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The First Generation (G1)

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Up to the time of our great grandparents, several generations ago, most people lived on farms and raised large families to help in the work. It would have been no different with Noah. God commanded him to be fruitful and multiply and to fill the earth, which was empty of people after the Flood. According […]

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Describe the Earliest People

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In order to interpret archeological excavations according to Biblical guidelines, we need to challenge a number of strong, popular assumptions that have led secular archeology astray. This is the only way that we can find harmony between Biblical history and archeological facts and correctly describe the first people and their environment. The Stone Age was […]

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Early Settlements on the Euphrates

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article 30 The study of the earliest settlements is absolutely fascinating. Many sites along the Euphrates had to be quickly excavated before they were submerged below artificial lake projects. Some have been excavated and published better than others. Among these widely varying settlements, can we find the one that was built by Noah during the […]