Category Archives: pseudo-archaeology

BAR Warmed Over

BAR republished a piece yesterday that was first published several years back about ‘children’ in Ancient Israel.  Apparently when it first appeared it wasn’t as well received as one might imagine.  One commentator observed back in October of 2018 This … Continue reading

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The Hanging of the Greens (And their Museum)

Andrew Tobolowsky writes, among other things In short, in trying to create a Museum of the Bible, the Greens have been unscrupulous and careless in collecting artifacts thereof. They have muddied the water that we desperately need to be clear … Continue reading

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Breaking News: An Archaeological Discovery That May Change Everything!!!

Jerusalem:  DP –  Archaeologist Rob Farfella today announced at a packed press conference that he and his team of international archaeologists working for the Bradbury Archaological Referendum have discovered a parchment in Jerusalem that may indeed be ancient and may … Continue reading

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Speaking of Rank Speculation…

There’s an archaeologist who says he has discovered the very pillar in Jerusalem where Abram and Melchizedek met…  Nope, not the Onion.  Though by all rights it should be.  With many thanks to Mark Elliott for pointing it out- An … Continue reading

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The Latest Essay From Biblical Archaeology Review

Scholars Now Believe The Last Supper Was Actually A Potluck A coalition of scholars has announced that the Last Supper partaken of by Jesus and His disciples was actually a potluck. While it was long thought that the supper was … Continue reading

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No, The Tower of Babel Hasn’t Been Found. I Don’t Care What Any Numbskull Claims in His Documentary

THE Biblical story of the Tower of Babel could be proved to be true after ancient remains were discovered in Iraq, an Amazon Prime documentary has claimed. Amazon Prime’s Bible Conspiracy says ruins uncovered at the Borsippa archaeological site have … Continue reading

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They’ve ‘Discovered’ Noah’s Ark… Again… Using Satellites…

Ugh.

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When Archaeology is Dumbed Down and Sensationalized, This is the Result: Megan Fox

Megan Fox is returning to the small screen with her new Travel Channel docu-series, Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox. The four-episode show will the Hollywood starlet embarking on a journey across the four corners of the globe to unearth some of the greatest mysteries of … Continue reading

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Chasing Sodom

This kind of nonsense never ends. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists has a new theory for why all human civilization abruptly ended on the banks of the Dead Sea some 3,700 years ago. According to analyzed archaeological evidence, the disaster … Continue reading

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Frank Cross on Unprovenanced Artifacts

“I am indeed to be included among those who think that artifacts, particularly those bearing inscriptions, should be published whether dug up in scientifically controlled excavations or dug up by plundering antiquities dealers, collectors or their minions. Inscribed artifacts have … Continue reading

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Oh So Now the Times of Israel is Suddenly Interested in Ethics…

The Times of Israel, which regularly pumps up any artifact it deems helpful to Israeli political causes, is suddenly concerned about the ethics of promoting fake Dead Sea Scrolls… The clock is ticking as potential forgeries’ content increasingly skews and … Continue reading

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More Rubbish Pseudo-Scholarship Dressed In The Garb of Archaeology: The Purported Discovery of the Israelite Encampment at the Jordan

Historical evidence for the biblical account of the Exodus might be located at a site near the Jordan River, according to a recently announced discovery.  …  However, at the Jordan Valley site of Khirbet el-Mastarah, archaeologists Ralph K. Hawkins and … Continue reading

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Did They Find Thecla Or Priscilla’s Skull?

And when they finish their facial reconstruction will we know what Thecla or Priscilla or any number of the women who aided and assisted Paul looked like?   No way to know; and no.  But by giminy that won’t stop BAR … Continue reading

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It’s A Fake

An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. No.  It’s a fake.  Look at the thing.  It’s a modern … Continue reading

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No, It Doesn’t

Stop it BAR.  Just stop it. Do you know why the Ain Dara temple doesn’t shed any light on ‘Solomon’s Temple’?  Because there’s not an archaeological shred of Solomon’s Temple to be found.  Comparing something you have (Ain Dara) with … Continue reading

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Archaeology is More Untrustworthy By the Day

From the blatantly self serving archaeological claims made in support of political goals as evidenced by Mazar and the City of David excavations to the ‘discoveries’ of Mellaart who faked his own finds…. archaeology is becoming less and less credible. … Continue reading

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In Which Eilat Mazar Tries to Spin the ‘Isaiah Seal’ Discovery

Read the interview with Mazar in the Jerusalem Post.  It’s an astonishing piece– chiefly because it shows so clearly that Mazar already knows what she’s going to find before she even finds it.  And that, kids, is not scholarship, it … Continue reading

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No, They Haven’t Discovered Isaiah’s Seal

A clay seal from the eighth century B.C. that was discovered in a Jerusalem excavation may bear the name of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to a new article in Biblical Archaeology Review. In the article, titled “Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming…

That can only mean one thing: pretty soon someone is going to announce the ‘discovery’ of a ‘text’ that will ‘shake the foundations of Christian faith’. Can’t wait to see what it is this year?  I’m all tingly.  Will it … Continue reading

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Nope

Ok people, look…  There hasn’t been anyone in the Hebrew Bible ‘confirmed’ by archaeology.  What’s happened is that names found in the Bible have also, on occasion, been found in the archaeological record.  To suggest that ‘Moses’, for example, has … Continue reading

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