Recent Discoveries Sharpen Our View of the Ancient World

By Craig A. Evans

Does archaeology matter?
It certainly does! 

Archaeology can clarify or correct our assumptions and conclusions about the past. Sometimes archaeology confirms the events described in ancient narratives. This is especially so in the case of biblical archaeology. 


In Orthodox and evangelical churches, Meron Gabreananaye is preparing to elevate the teaching of Scripture. Her first impression of Scripture was influenced by her mother’s large Orthodox Bible.

In Hebrews 13:2 the writer instructs his audience, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” The context for the writer’s admonition is the Old Testament, where we find several stories about angels appearing to people (e.g., Gen 19:1–22; Judg 6:11–27).