Can we trust the stories recorded in the Bible as true, and historically accurate? Is there archaeological evidence for the Exodus? Did King David actually exist? What is the relationship between archaeological evidence and Christian faith? In this essay, Ted Wright, Executive Director of Epic Archaeology, outlines some of the key issues, ideas, and challenges of biblical archaeology. Included is an overview of archeology’s most important discoveries related to the biblical history and biblical text, as well as the most recent discoveries currently being studied. As biblical discoveries often come as media announcements with little context or explanation, this is an invaluable overview and guide to the field of biblical archaeology.
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Ted Wright currently serves as the Executive Director and founder of EpicArchaeology.org in Chicago, IL. He has a B.A. in anthropology and Near Eastern archaeology from the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University, and an M.A. in apologetics and philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he served as a graduate research assistant to Dr. Norman Geisler. For over a decade, Ted has been a speaker on apologetics as well as biblical archaeology across North America and internationally, and worked as a field archaeologist in both Israel and eastern Turkey where he is currently doing research. Ted is an associate with Associates for Biblical Research, and a member of the Near Eastern Archaeological Society.