Archaeology, History &
should always accompany study, and it is especially important when searching
for information on the web. We present the following sites as useful sources
for articles and resources. While we believe they are reliable, we do
not necessarily endorse all of their content.
Section: Dead Sea Scrolls
Jerusalem Archaeological Park - Sophisticated web site with visual simulation model of the Herodian Temple Mount. Many articles on history of Jerusalem in different time periods.
History Resource Center - Articles
on Jewish history and culture.
Bible and Interpretation - Dedicated
to delivering the latest news, features, commentary, archaeological
interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for
the public and biblical scholars.
Foundation for Biblical Archaeology
- Organization with purpose of encouraging biblical archaeology.
Online - Enormous amount of links and articles on every aspect of
Bible history, cultures, texts, languages, etc. Site has interesting
- Quarterly digest of information on the latest discoveries and developments
in biblical archaeology by Scribe Media.
Archaeology Society - Publishers of Biblical Archaeology Review,
Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey, has excellent articles on current
findings in archaeology.
Virtual Library - Archaeology section - Very comprehensive collection
of articles on archeological sites in Israel.
Bible - A nice site with "guided tours" of the archaeology
of the Holy Land, articles on archaeologist's methods, links and other
things. Written for the beginner.
Churches Network, A Resource on Biblical Turkey - maps, scripture
references and other resources related to the seven churches of Turkey
Temple Mount - Ritmeyer Archeaological Design - Source for drawings,
slides and other teaching materials produced by Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer,
the well-known archaeologists whose reconstruction drawings have been
Temple Mount - Articles and information regarding Temple's archaeology,
history, and the religious beliefs and attitudes regarding it.
Israel Museum Online Exhibit - has online displays of current and past exhibitions, and their permanent collection of the most important archaeological finds in Israel.
Semitic Research Project - Ancient images and commentary relating
to the Bible and the ancient Near East.
Canaan & Ancient Israel - University of Pennsylvania - Articles on
daily life in Canaan and ancient Israel.
of Jewish Social Life - Classic text by Alfred Edersheim, at searchgodsword.org.
Many other references available there too.
Christian Writings - New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church
Fathers - a very comprehensive site.
Jewish Writings - Tanakh, Philo, Josephus, Pseudepigrapha - also
Babylonian Talmud - sacredtexts.com - The compendium of Jewish thought
from about 500 AD.
to Early Church Documents - Institute
for Christian Leadership, iclnet.org. Links to early documents including
canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and
other texts relevant to church history.
His Own: Perspectives on the World of Jesus - Rutgers.edu - Has
excellent collection of historical and rabbinic writings of Jesus's
day online for reference - very nice.
Home Page - Collection of texts by Flavius Josephus, and information
about the Jewish historian who documented the history of Israel in Jesus'
Ancient Manuscripts - Earlham - A basic introduction to the science
of paleography (the study of ancient manuscripts), including an excercise
to try it yourself.
from the Dead Sea - Online Exhibit from the Library of Congress
- Very nice site with comprehensive overveiw of the archeological discoveries,
the artifacts, the manuscripts and the cultural climate of the Dead
Center for Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature - Hebrew University
- The site for extensive research on the scrolls. Includes publications,
other resources, and a cave tour.