Harmonizing Apparent Contradictions in the OT Historical Books, Part 1—Samuel & 1 Chronicles

Most readers of the Old Testament are puzzled by the historical books, with all its intricate details, numbers and genealogies. Especially puzzling is the question of why there appear to be two apparently divergent histories in the Old Testament. First, there is the history contained in Samuel and Kings, and then there is the history […]

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Three Archaeological Finds All Christians Should Know

Of all the various subfields within Biblical studies, perhaps none changes quite like Biblical archaeology. Despite almost two hundred years of archaeological excavations in Palestine and the Ancient Near East, only a small percentage of all the sites that exist have been excavated. Thus, new discoveries are being made all the time, and new analysis […]

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Explaining the Conquest of Canaan: Six Approaches

When it comes to hard passages in the Bible, few cause more readers to struggle with its contents than the Conquest narrative in Joshua. The seemingly genocidal tone which the book takes in describing the destruction of the Canaanites has caused many believers to question or even renounce their faith in God’s word. It has […]

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