"May God bless you as you seek a closer walk with Him."
~Pastor Brandon Senior Speaker/Director for Behold the Savior
It's official! Behold the Savior will be launching a new project about Biblical Archaeology. Over the next few months as the ground work is being laid in preparation for the this presentation I am looking for stories, valid and verifiable information regarding archaeology, and actual artifacts that I can include in the presentation.
This will be the first seminar that will be accompanied by a video release and we are very excited about putting this into the hands of anybody and everybody. Please check back regularly for updates and click below submit your stories, information, and prayer requests.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Two kilometers inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd by the name of Muhammed edh-Dhib and two others discovered scrolls in a cave. The scrolls were discovered between 1946 and 1947. The caves where the scrolls came from were rediscovered from 1949 - 1951. Though largely non-biblical in nature there were some Biblical scrolls included.
This 4,000 year old cuneiform tablet was discovered in the early 1900s by Hermann Hilprecht. What this German American scholar discovered at the ancient site of Nippur, was a list of kings recorded in the Sumerian language. The interesting thing is that this list of kings pauses to specifially mention "the flood that swept over the earth...". Mention of a flood seems unecesary in a list of kings. This is a great argument in favor of a worldwide flood.
Discovered in 1853 by Hormuzd Rassam at the palace of Assurbanipal at Nineveh, the Epic of Gilgamesh stands as one of the most complete extra-Biblical flood accounts and is seen as the earliest literary work.
Take a look at the amazing similarities that exist between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the flood account of Genesis: